Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sleeping Children Around the World celebrates the 100 per cent charity with fifth annual Pinehurst

As posted on Blog.TO, May 14, 2013

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), a Canadian international charity dedicated to providing bedkits (bedding, clothing, school supplies and mosquito nets) to children living in underdeveloped countries, will celebrate the fifth annual Pinehurst Club Breakfast on May 14, 2013.

Canadian hockey legend Paul Henderson will act as keynote speaker. Paul is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, was named to the Order of Canada in December, and will be inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in May 2013. His personal story of triumph, including a battle with leukemia since 2010, will set the stage for a presentation on innovative insights and humourous anecdotes not to be missed. Paul's personal connection with the charity began early in his NHL career, playing against Dave Dryden, current SCAW Chair, and brother Ken Dryden.

The Pinehurst Club Breakfast is held annually at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and raises operational funds through the local business community for SCAW to sustain the organization's strength as it continues its vital work with children in need around the world. This event has heightened awareness around one of Canada's truly exceptional charities within the business community while raising more than $400,000. All of the proceeds from The Pinehurst Club Breakfast will support SCAW’s Legacy Fund, of which the interest supports the operating expenses of SCAW so it can continue to be a 100 per cent charity.

Since SCAW’s founding in 1970, the charity has raised more than $23 million to provide bedkits for more than 1.25 million children in 34 countries. For every $35 bedkit donation, 100 per cent reaches a needy child. For more information on SCAW, please follow the team on Facebook (facebook.com/SCAW100), Twitter (twitter.com/scaw100) or visit www.scaw.org.