9th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Press Release

YMCA of Moose Jaw Receives Donation during 9th Annual Breakfast with Santa

Friday, December 14, 2018 - On behalf of the YMCA of Moose Jaw Board of Directors and staff, we would like to send a special thank you to The Knights of Columbus, Father Lawless Council #1534 & RBC Royal Bank for their ongoing support of the Strong Kids Campaign and your dedication to making our community a happy, healthy and inclusive place to live.

9 years ago Al Rossler, with the Knights of Columbus, contacted us to begin a “Breakfast with Santa” event and to have the proceeds go towards our Strong Kids Campaign. This event has built a great relationship not only between our organizations, but also with community and all those who attend. Al and his fellow Knights donate their time to cook the breakfast, donate the space to hold the event, as well as set up, clean up and help promote the breakfast. Thank you for your time and your generous donation of $1,500

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This year we had team RBC Royal Bank join us. They volunteered their time and made sure that all the kids left with smiles on their faces. Thank you for your time and your generous $1,000 donation.

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We would also like to thank our event donors:

* Real Canadian Superstore for your donation of all the breakfast food

* Moose Jaw Family Literacy for your donation of the children’s books that each of the children received

Thanks to the generous donations combined with ticket sales the event raised $2,919.89

The event served children and families a pancake breakfast with sausages, pancakes and fruit. The kids were entertained with crafts as well as the most important guest – SANTA - who brought goodie bags to them all. Supporter’s and members of the community are an integral part of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The goal of our campaign is to sponsor as many children, youth and families as are needed in the community of Moose Jaw, building self-esteem, self-confidence and developing healthy lifestyles in a safe, fun and positive environment. At the YMCA, no one is denied access to any YMCA program or service solely on the inability to pay the full fee. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. The Strong Kids Campaign provides funding for financially disadvantaged children, youth and families to participate in YMCA camps, programs and services.

Also a special thank you to our friend Diana Deakin-Thomas from YMCA Canada who was able to attend the event and help us out.

Requests for financial assistance increase every year— and with your help we are able to ensure no one is turned away and support those in need. Through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA is accessible to all! This year our goal is to raise $140,000. For more on how you can donate or volunteer please contact:

Angie Publicover

YMCA of Moose Jaw

Funds Development & Administration Coordinator

(306) 692-0688 ext. 2