Two days ago, I received a phone call from a Dad (Jamie), who like me, was trying to find a way his kids could contribute/help the flood victims in our city, and province. All the requests for volunteers were for people 18 and over, and we were told not to drive if we didn’t have to.
Up until then, my girls had been out every day walking dogs for money. An idea they came up with all by themselves. (And have raised $40 doing!)
Jamie had an idea. I had been posting on Facebook about how sad my girls were to have missed the Talent Show at school when it was cancelled because of the State of Emergency our city was under. He suggested I call over to our Community Centre and see if we could host it there.
48 hours later, that’s exactly what we did. With Jamie’s (and his kid’s) help, among a bunch of others, we hosted a Talent Show for our school, Chaparral Elementary, and the other community Elementary School, St. Sebastian. All in, we had 56 acts! Dancers, Gymnasts, Pianists delighted and entertained the community for 2.5 hours. We also had a (MASSIVE) bake sale and a raffle for door prizes, all of which were donated by people in our community.
When the money was all counted, we raised about $2500 (including the dog walking money!). I’ll post the final number when I pass it over to the Red Cross.
So thank you Chaparral. Thanks for coming out. Thanks for donating your baking, prizes and time.
Special thank-you’s go to:
My awesome MC’s, Zach and Aiden.
Leen & Kathryn Kranenburg for donating and running all the sound equipment & organizing the performers.
Caroline Minnings for getting us mats for the gymnasts.
All the ladies that helped run the Bake Sale, Donation Table and sell Raffle Tickets (and for BUYING the raffle tickets!).
Mac’s for the free Slurpee certificates.
Annemarie Young – my neighbour & owner of the Pet Planets in Walden and Millrise – who kept bringing me donations, and hooked me up with Tim Hortons and more baking!
And Nancy at the Lake – who kept saying “Yes!” to everything I asked.
And now…the final raffle ticket numbers:
The HUGE Pet Planet basket from Annemarie Young was won by ticket number 849600
The Scentsy Gift Collection was won by ticket number 849459
And a Bath & Body Works gift was won by ticket number 849589
(The rest of the winners were still in attendance at the end – and a huge thank you to those who stuck it out until the end!)
Email me to come pick up your prize!
I also have all the CD’s left at the Talent Show. I will hold on to them until Tuesday.