Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sarah’s Food Drive at Leaside Rotary Corn Roast

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The rain stopped and the clouds parted just in time for a spectacular afternoon at Trace Manes Park this past Sunday, September 21st. Thanks to the Leaside Rotary Club, Sarah’s Food Drive had a table at this year’s 21st annual corn roast. It was a great way for Sarah and Claire to spread awareness of this year’s drive which starts this coming Saturday, September 27th and runs until October 12th.
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We collected food donations, cash donations as well as selling Thanksgiving holiday hampers, which will continue to be for sale at McDowell’s valu-mart for $25 until October 10th.
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Premier Kathleen Wynne also paid a visit to Sarah’s Food Drive and made a personal donation to this year’s campaign!
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The food drive officially kicks off this Saturday.
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Mark (Sarah’s dad)

Sarah & Claire Recognized as Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

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We are thrilled to announce that the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter has recognized Sarah and Claire as Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.

The AFP Philanthropy Awards recognize leadership in philanthropy. Sarah and Claire were nominated by the Daily Bread Food Bank. An honour to have been nominated. Truly an honour to have been selected.

The 2014 AFP Philanthropy Award recipients, including Sarah and Claire, will be honoured at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 26th.

You can read more here: http://afptoronto.org/blog/2014-philanthropy-award-winners-announced/

Mark (Sarah’s dad)

Sarah’s 7th Annual Food Drive!

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Sarah sitting on a mountain of cans at the Daily Bread Food BankWith the first week of school behind us, Sarah’s Food Drive is once again just around the corner. Here are a few key dates, and Sarah and Claire’s goal for this year’s drive.

This year’s food drive will run from September 27th to October 12th

Starting September 27th, you will once again be able to drop off food at McDowell’s valu-mart at 1500 Bayview Avenue. McDowell’s valu-mart will also be hosting a BBQ on Saturday, October 11th.

The school challenge will run from October 6th to October 10th. This year, there are 13 schools involved in this year’s Battle of Bayview (East vs West).

Sarah and Claire’s goal this year is to raise 70,000 pounds of food. They will need the help of everyone in our community to help make this happen!

Look for updates in the coming weeks.

Mark, Lynda, Sarah and Claire