In what is rapidly turning into a year-round fundraising drive, Sarah’s Food Drive is off to an early start this year. Thanks to everyone who came to Claire’s birthday party, and donated items of food. We raised 74 pounds of food and $60 towards Sarah’s Food Drive’s 2015 goal. Look for more fundraising updates and initiatives coming Spring 2015!
Thanks to the combined efforts of our fantastic local business partners this year, we are happy to announce that almost 250 Thanksgiving holiday hampers were purchased for clients of the Daily Bread Food Bank.
When you add that to the online donations from local businesses (raised through promotional events, employee challenges or direct donations), participating businesses raised approximately 10,000 pounds of food for Daily Bread Food Bank.
The Local Business Challenge Results
Team East – $2,850
Team West – $6,750
Congratulations to Team West!
Thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and support and we look forward to having you on board again as participants in the Local Business Challenge next year.
This year, Sarah’s Food Drive has added something new, building on the success of the 3 year-old School Challenge. Local Leaside businesses have been challenged to participate this year in the Leaside Business Challenge.
Businesses have been divided into 2 teams: Team East and Team West.
On Team East, we have:
Against The Grain Urban Tavern
Carol Wrigley (Royal Lepage, Signature Realty)
Humphrey-Miles Funeral Home
Sheree Cerqua (Royal Lepage, Signature Realty)
The Cailey Heaps Estrin realty team
The Leaside Pub
On Team West, we have:
Bonnie Byford Realty
Bosley Real Estate
Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited
Karen Brinkhof (Re/Max Realtor)
McSorleys Wonderful Saloon
Re/Max Hallmark Realty
The Smokin’ Cigar
Thanks to all of our generous local partners this year.
We are thrilled to announce that Sarah has been recognized for her work on Sarah’s Food Drive with the 2014 Me to We Award in the Youth in Action, 12 and under category. She accepted her award today at We Day Toronto, alongside the 5 other 2014 Me to We award winners.
While Sarah accepted this award personally, this recognition is the result of the tireless work of so many in our community, and the tremendous support of friends and family over the past 6 years.
Sarah shares this award with them.
Here’s to another successful year!
Sarah’s 2014 Food Drive runs until Thanksgiving weekend (October 12th).
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We have some exciting news to share! Sarah has been nominated for the Canadian Living Me to We Awards in the Youth in Action Category (under 12 category). She is one of only 3 nominees from across the country. We are thrilled that Sarah and her work with Sarah’s Food Drive have been recognized!
The winner will be decided by online vote. Voting is open from May 27th until June 6th. The winner will win $3,000 for their charity of choice.
This would be such a great way to kick off Sarah’s 7th Annual Food Drive…and much needed money for the Daily Bread Food Bank, especially at this time of year.
Please click on the link below and vote for Sarah! It only takes a minute to do! Sarah is in the YOUTH in ACTION (under 12 category). MeToWe Awards
SPREAD THE WORD!
Once you have voted, please forward it to your friends and family and encourage them to vote and share it with their friends. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
The success of the food drive has always been through the strong support of the community and the School Challenge. We want to thank each of you for your time, your vote and your continued support of this cause.