2015 Mom Cafe Charity Summary

We try to do a lot for the community. Although I am not great at keeping track of everything we have done, I couldn’t begin to tell you each giveaway (I do remember glamping, scavenger hunt prizes, gift cards, 100+ door prizes & such) nor could I log every nice gesture, I have kept track of a few charitable things that I wiMom Cafe Ontario Charity Initiativesll note below. The year of 2015 was a great year of community support and love! We had 2 very successful events in March and November which I hope all who attended got something out of from prizes and grab bags to activities and fun. We pride ourselves on not being just another vendor show but a way to give back to the community and an event for the community. We also offered monthly community playdates exploring different local businesses.

I do know that WE collectively as a Mom Cafe community amazingly supported/gave the following in 2015:
*$100 to Girls Inc
*$100 to Hearth Place
*$50 to Durham Down Syndrome Association
*400+ lbs food for Salvation Army
*1000 pop can tabs to be made into jewelry with portion proceeds going back to Mom Cafe charities in 2016
*536 books children’s books for BookHunters and Grandview Children’s Centre (cumulative 2015 total)
*$50 to The Denise House
*1500 Milk Bags for Milk Bags Unlimited
*500+ lbs of food for Eating Well Ministries
*84 mittens, 47 hats and 9 scarves to Smart Mitts Mitten Drive
*$200 to Rose of Durham
*$50 Sharon’s Kids’ Children’s Aid Durham (for Christmas Gifts)
*We sponsored 5 Seniors for Christmas at Thorntonview and Extendicare Nursing Homes (Community Gift Giving Program)
*$150 worth of grocery gift cards in need – Donation from Cakes and Cake Pops by Eileen
*$100 date night to a couple for Christmas
*$50 of gas gifts cards to families with ill children needing to visit Sick Kids
*Cape purchased for Christmas for a sick child from Little Heroes
*Gifts for 15 local children (Christmas 2015)

This is community support and love. Your attendance at our events, your comments on our posts, sharing and word of mouth make us a stronger community and more charitable each year. For that, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. I can’t wait to see what we do in 2016. Happy Holidays.



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