Lighting Port Credit with love.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The evening promises to be inspirational and filled with all of the elements of the true Christmas spirit! Highlights will include:
Opportunity to bring:
Unwrapped toy for 'Toys for Tots' collected by Peel Police
Home gift card for 'Armagh' Peel's ONLY Women's transitional housing for abused women and their children
Festive music by local Singer/Songwriter musician and television host of 'The Hive with Jen & Arlene' - Arlene Paculan
Family fun including crafts, activities and face painting
Refreshments from local restaurants ($5 per serving to raise funds for the event beneficiaries).
Common Ground Café serving an array of hot drinks with net proceeds going towards raise funds for our beneficiaries
WHO WE SUPPORT
On December 16th, we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to children without the means to receive a gift this Christmas through the ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign. This is a charitable endeavour initiated in 1993 by Peel police in partnership with Canadian Tire and The Salvation Army. In 2010, Toys for Tots raised more than $786,000 to provide more than 8,000 children with gifts at Christmas.
”...Poverty is about income, but also about the inability for individuals and families to live independently, focus on wellness and be involved in community life.”
We will also be supporting an amazing local organization, Armagh. This is the ONLY second-stage housing programme in the Region of Peel that provides supportive housing for women and their children fleeing abuse.
Armagh offers programmes and services to help women regain a self-determined and independent life that is free from violence. They believe that every person has the right to live without fear, and as a community we can support and equip women and their child with the ability to live independently, focus on wellness and be involved in community life.
”Poverty is about income, but also about the inability for individuals and families to live independently, focus on wellness and be involved in community life.”
$7,500 raised in monetary donations and gift cards for local food bank
Over 300lbs of food donated to food bank
750 toys donated to ‘Toys for Tots’S
Over 25 local businesses donated food and supplies. 4 community partners provided family activities.
50+ volunteers contributed time and talent to ‘Shine Bright Port Credit’
SHINE BRIGHT IMPACT
The success of Shine Bright Port Credit over the years is largely a result of the tremendous support of our local businesses and community partners. We have had 29 local organizations partner with us and we expect the same this year.
Some our current partners include: