Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lauren donates to SCAW

Submitted by SCAW Donor, Lauren Seabrook.

My name in Lauren Seabrook (pictured at left) and I live in Yellowknife, NWT. Click on graphic to see a larger version.

I believe that together we can make a difference in this world, and I chose SCAW as a stepping stone on the path of change. I have created my own slideshow on SCAW and have already presented to 3 classes and raised over $550.

What I did with my own class is that I gave them the presentation and then asked for small donations. This was around Christmas time last year, so one or two people bought the whole $35 donation to give to their families for a Christmas gift. Others brought donations ranging from $3 to $20. Those who brought $35 chose what to write on their photo label.

For the ones who did not donate the whole cost of a bedkit, I put all the money together and purchased as many bedkits as I could under the class name. For example one of my class labels said '2011-2012 6B William McDonald Middle School.' As a class we raised $105 over 4 days and were able to purchuse 3 bedkits.

It is my wish that I can continue to do this. I have raised enough money to buy thirteen bedkits and a few books, calender, cards, and post-it notes.

I have recently been given $200 by my school to make a SCAW section in our library with books and other materials. I already have a few fundraisers planned for this year to bring in some money to buy even more bedkits. My goal is to buy 20.

It is my dream to be able to travel with SCAW to places in need one day. I would do anything to make a child in Africa or anywhere else, smile!

Thank you
Lauren Seabrook

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Homemade soup contest

As posted on, October 18, 2012.

GILFORD — Sunday School children of Gilford United Church are inviting members of the community to come out and support a homemade soup contest in support of Sleeping Children Around the World, a not-for-profit group that provides bed kits for children in the Third World.

The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Gilford Road and the 20th Sideroad.

In the past 10 years, the Gilford kids have raised enough money for 100 kits, each worth $35. This year’s goal is 50 kits. Celebrity cooks invited to participate include Mayor Barb Baguley, MP Peter Van Loan, Gilford United minister Glen Eagle and The Club at Bond Head chef.

The cost to sample all of the soups is $5. Included in the price are a beverage, rolls and dessert.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Chamber Music Concert for SCAW

Friday, November 2 at 7:30

St. James United Church

400 Burnamthorpe Rd.

Chamber Music Concert

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Benefit concert in support of
Sleeping Children Around the World.
Admission Free. Donations will be accepted.