Monday, September 19, 2016

Emajjin Children’s Foundation -
Gala in support  of SCAW
Click this link for information:

Please contact Karen Scott for tickets:


2016: Sleeping Children Around the World

This year, we are excited to have our 3rd annual Gala, "Sweet Dreams" to benefit Sleeping Children Around the World on Wednesday October 5th, 2016 !
Sleeping Children Around the World distributes bedkits to children in a ratio of 50% girls and 50% boys, aged 6-12, from any culture or religion. The core philosophy of this unique charity is that every child should be able to get a good night's sleep. 
The contents of a bedkit vary from country to country, but always contain bedding and a mosquito net, clothing and school supplies. SCAW was founded by Murray and Margaret Dryden in 1970. Since then, the organization has raised over $40 million to provide bedkits for over 1.4 million children in 34 countries.
This year, we are honoured to have NHL hockey legend Dave Dryden, the current chairman of SCAW, to be speaking at Emajjin's gala.
Live entertainment will be provided by the very talented vocalist/pianist, Eliza Pope.

As always, our silent auction will offer unique items for everyone:  Tickets to local shows, weekend getaways, sports events such as Leafs and Raptors games, wine packages and items for the whole family. Our live auction will feature a family holiday, golf packages, Box hockey tickets and other goodies.
Join the fun by bidding on these great items and raising money for SCAW!
It will be another memorable Emajjin gala. Join us as we gather to support another Canadian charity that makes the world a better place for children.


Cost: $125 each
Eight / Table seating
A charitable tax receipt will be issued after the event for a portion of each ticket
For all ticket sales, dietary requirements and seating arrangement requests, please email Mini Riar at, or fill out this order form.
For corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call 416 724 8127.
Wednesday October 5, 2016

The Brighton Convention and Event Centre
2155 McNicoll Ave.
Toronto, ON, M1V 5P1


Time: 6:00 pm
Hot hors d'oeuvres
Complimentary soft drinks and juices
Cash bar


Time: 7:15 pm
Dress: Cocktail
Performance: by Eliza Pope
Silent Auction: Unique items for the whole family


$10 per ticket or three for $20
Items will be raffled throughout the evening.
We are also seeking your assistance in donations of items for our silent auction. If you or someone you know, would like to contribute auction items, a gift in kind receipt can be issued (Excludes services and gift certificates).

For sponsorship opportunities please call (416) 724-8127.

Thank you for your generous support!




Thursday, September 8, 2016

Providing a good night’s sleep to those
in need

By Justine Alkema, Clinton News Record

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:00:47 EDT AM

Seaforth natives Chris and Gail Hills are dedicated volunteers. They
have been team leaders with Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) for many

SCAW’s mission is simple – to give bedkits to needy children in
developing countries.

“As our children grew up, we realised that like most western kids, they
had way too much stuff” said Chris. After realising this, instead of giving
their kids a gift, they would give a bedkit to a child in need. Their child
would receive a photo of the other child with their new bedkit.

The bedkits include a mosquito net, plastic sleeping mat, blanket,
pillow, pillow case, bath towel, toothbrush, schoolbag, grade two pad, tote
bag, slippers  (flip-flops), raincoat,
four t-shirts, two shorts, four notebooks, three pencils, and three ballpoint

The kits are purchased and put together in the country they are
delivered in.This supports the local economy and makes travelling a lot lighter
for the volunteers. Also, each kit costs $35, and $35 goes a lot further in a
developing country than here.

Many groups fundraise across Canada through bake sales, garage sales,
barbeques and more.

“SCAW spends no money on advertising, cold calls, or mail-outs. It is
indeed one of the few 100% Charities,” said Chris.

The developing country which the Hills deliver to changes every four
years. They make the trek to the country to deliver the kits once a year with a
team of volunteers.

For the past four years, the country has been the Philippines. On May 13
to June 3 of this year, they went on their last trip to that country. This year
alone, they were able to deliver 5,000 kits there.

In April, the Filipino community around Clinton held a fundraising
dinner for that trip which was reported in the News Record. From that event, they were able to purchase 31
bedkits. This event will continue to happen annually. Although the Hills will
be working in another country, proceeds from that event will continue to go to
the Philippines.

The Hills welcome the opportunity to visit schools, libraries, church
groups, or service clubs to talk about SCAW.

(To find out more about Sleeping
Children, please contact Gail and Chris Hills at 519-522-1913, email, or take a look at
the SCAW website at

Typical photo a donor will receive for his/her $35 donation – the
                                 child wearing the shorts and t-shirt from his bedkit with the rest

                            of the bedkit items laid out in the photo. The left sign shows the country

                               “Philippines,” and the right shows the location, in this case “Porac.”
Boys with bedkits