May 21, 2009 : Rachel’s Kids 5th Annual Garden Party and Auction – Everyone Welcome!
What a difference your support has made! Over the years, the generosity of our supporters has allowed Rachel’s Kids to reach out to children in need across Cornwall and around the world. Since our first fundraiser in 2004, we have raised over $190,000 to sponsor projects in our local community, as well as in Sri Lanka, India and Vietnam. In that time, we have become the sole sponsors of the of The United Way Success By Six Program. We have been proud to work closely with the Children’s Treatment Centre (for child victims of abuse), the Children’s Aid Society, Bereaved Families of Cornwall, Baldwin House (for survivors of domestic violence), Cornwall Compassion Centre, Foster Parents Association, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and most recently the Cornwall Community Hospital-Pediatric Ward.
We are also very excited about our latest major overseas project – Rachel’s Kids International Sponsor a Child Program in both Sri Lanka and India. For as little $75 a year, children are provided medical supplies and an education that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.
We need your support to keep this good work going! And the perfect opportunity to show your support is coming up. Rachel’s Kids is proud to be hosting our 5th Annual Garden Party and Auction in Support of Children Locally and Globally on Sunday, June 7, 2009. It promises to be a great day of food, music and fun, and a chance to showcase the generosity of our sponsors to the community. Last year’s event raised close to $56,000 and we are hoping to beat that this year!
We hope you will be able to join us in our annual celebration at Dr. Navaneelan’s home in Cornwall. As in years past, we will be holding a large live and silent charity auction featuring wonderful items donated by local businesses and sponsors. More details about the event are available on our website at www.rachelskids.com. To purchase a ticket please visit Dr. Navaneelan’s office or any of our major sponsors. To reserve your ticket by phone please call Shawna at (613) 933-3946 or toll free 1-877-RACHELS KIDS.
Thanks for your support and see you on June 7, 2009.