Since we couldn’t provide a high-quality Gala experience in a virtual way, FACS Niagara asked previous Charity Gala sponsors, donors, and guests to participate in and support the Together for Kids “Non-Gala” in late-2020.
FACS Niagara’s mission includes strengthening families, so we asked people to purposefully do something that would help improve their relationship with their spouse, children, friends, or loved ones. We encouraged people to enjoy an evening or afternoon however they wanted with that person and then to make a donation to support the work of FACS Niagara.
What type of activities did participants do?
- Candle-lit, take-out dinner from a local winery.
- An afternoon hike in the woods with friends.
- Family games and pizza night.
- A fireside chat with hot chocolate.
- A wine and dessert video-call with friends / Gala guests.
- Baking and decorating cookies together.
- Dancing in the living room.
We appreciate each of our many sponsors, including: Rinaldi Homes, Commercial Cleaning Services, IG Wealth Management, Assante Wealth Management, Beatties Basics, Durward Jones Barkwell & Co., CI Investments, Furniture Gallery, Lancaster, Brooks & Welch, Fidelity Investments Canada, TD Asset Management, Dynamic Mutual Funds, Wormald Masse Keen Lopinski LLP, and others.
Because of the generous support of sponsors and donors, we received nearly $20,000 to support the work of FACS Niagara. All this while helping to strengthen families and improve relationships. Thank you!