In October to December 2011, several businesses and stores throughout Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding areas held Pyjama and Stuffed Toy Drives on behalf of Power of HOPE. We would like to thank everyone who supported our drive by providing locations to receive donations and donating much needed items.
Throughout 2011, a number of fundraising events were held to help us raise funds and collect donations, including Christmas in July, four wellness shows and a New Year’s Eve Gala. We would like to thank Lee Pryke of Health Choices Wellness Show and Karima Kassam of Living Life Social Club for donating proceeds from their events to Power of HOPE.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity and support throughout the year, in December we were able to provide 2000 stuffed toys and 885 pairs of pyjamas plus socks, blankets, toothpaste & toothbrushes, scarves, hats & mitts, hair brushes & combs, body wash, shampoo and many other items to families in need in the community. We were also able to help two families in Guelph who lost everything as a result of house fires.
Revisit soon to view photos taken at events, of donations, committee members and volunteers packaging gifts and distributing donations to local agencies. We will also post a list of local agencies that received your donations.