I have not blogged since December 4th! That is crazy. Life has been so busy. We spent much of November and December gearing up for the Christmas delivery for our families. The Christmas boxes were amazing again this year. We had about 35 volunteers here putting the boxes together and delivering. Once again the Pierrefonds Police department helped. It is always fun to have them involved in serving the community this way.
As soon as the Christmas food drive was over we jumped into high gear on the Coldest Night of the Year, a walk-a-thon in the middle of February. We did this in partnership with Blue Sea Philanthropy in Toronto. Our Goal was to raise $25,000. A lofty goal, we thought. In the end with 22 teams and about 120 walkers, we raised $32,000! It was a lot of fun for all involved, as a sea of yellow tuques marched through the community.
We are now gearing up for our Wine tasting, which takes place June 1. We are also starting a fund raising campaign to find 500 people who will donate $20 a month to help serve the poor in our community on a regular basis. We need to develop a solid financial base in order to guarantee our long term service to the poor in our community. We are serving 170+ households in our community totaling about 600 people. This is a big responsibility, and we take it very seriously. If you are not involved in supporting us, please consider partnering with us. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.