Monday, June 27, 2011

Letter from Lisa Raitt

Here is an extract from a letter from Lisa Raitt, MP for Halton dated May 19th.
"I wanted to follow up and congratulate you on the excellent fundraiser for homelessness that you and your colleagues organized on April 30, 2011.
The Home Suite Hope event was wonderful. I was delighted to attend, and to see that you received such a strong turnout. In particular, I thought the “Empty Bowls” theme was extremely creative. Recruiting nearly a dozen restaurants to donate different soups, and providing the attendees with colourful hand-painted, donated bowls brought a fresh energy to your event – and further enhanced your outreach.
In prosperous Halton, it’s sometimes easy to forget that homelessness is a reality in our community, too. But we mustn’t forget, and I’m grateful that there are people like you and your colleagues with the allied Milton churches, who make it a priority to keep our most vulnerable neighbours on our minds, in our hearts, and in the media too.
I believe your fundraiser, like all the Milton Area Christian Churches initiatives, was well-organized, professionally communicated throughout the community, and structured to keep costs low. That speaks very well to your determination that the funds raised will go where they are needed – to the individuals and families who require help finding shelter and rebuilding their lives.
Once again, my congratulations, and please let me know how I can be involved in future events and initiatives you plan in the future."

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Halton Regional Grant Application

A new application for a grant from the Halton Region has been submitted. It reads exceptionally well. I very much hope we will be successful. It further communicatates the objectives and goals of our project within the Region and increases the awareness on its own. It will complement the Ontario Trillium Foundation Application, with news expected very soon.

Gourmet Extravaganza

The dinner at Bill, Mary and Alex Judge's house with chef Timothy Davies raised an amazing net $1600 after costs and was attended by 17 people on the first nifght and 18 the following night. Amazing. Congratulations to you on this great event and new fundraising effort.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blogger interruption

Sorry there has been no postings for the last month. There was a problem with Blogger and I had several blogs drafted that I was unable to post! All fixed now. More news to follow.