" Because Community Matters!"
Backpacks for kids
Thank you to everyone who participated or attended our Kidz Karnival on August 12th. Due to food sponsorships from our generous supporters we were able to raise $876.00 for the Family & Children's Services Backpack program! This program supports low income families in the community giving, children the tools they need to learn and grow.
L-R: Myles Proulx, Family & Children's Services, Joyce Szusz & Mckenna Doupe, Central United Church
Ukes of Hazard meet the Pipe Organ Concert
A benefit concert with the proceeds being donated to the YWCA Tiny Hope project. Central UC provided the venue and partnered with Dr Wayne Carroll and the Ukes of Hazaard who donated their time and talents to make this a great success. This housing project will provide homes for women & children, seniors, and youth. And it is not only housing but will come with supports for the residents. The design will help to foster community and a sense of belonging. We are so happy that we could contribute to this much neeed project
The Kidz Karnival was a part of the Railway City Tourism's Mural Fest in 2022. The children and families had so much fun (and we did too!) that we decided to do it again in 2023. All of our carnival type games are the old-fashioned kind, no inflatables or elecrtronics. Games like a Fish Pond, Ball in the Bucket, Ring the Church Bell etc and of course our kids and adults most favourite game, The Toilet Paper Toss. Our goal was to make this an event all families could come and enjoy for a very minimal cost. Hot Dogs, Candy Floss, Popcorn etc and nothing over a Toonie! Thanks to our very generous local merchants we were able to raise almost $900 for the Family & Children's Services "Backpacks for Kids" program.
The Sunday Campers raised $685 and chose projects from Canada and around the world to give others help and hope.