The Agapé Centre’s Lunch Money Day held Thursday March 26th was a resounding success.
The event featured more than a dozen local workplaces pledging to bring their lunch from home and donating their usual lunch money. Some even used it as a chance to connect with coworkers and have a pizza party together.
When picking up donations we had the chance to talk to business.
“What a fun and simple way to donate to a great cause,” said Christine Doherty, Executive Assistant at Great Lakes Pilotage Authority.
She invited all of the staff to join in on a pizza day and donate what the felt they could. “The response was amazing,” she said.
The Lunch Money Day initiative was based on the “a little goes a long way” attitude. This fundraiser was easy and fun. By donating the money spent on a purchased lunch – just for one day – participants made a difference in the lives of people right here in our community.
“I really liked the idea when I first heard about it and immediately wanted to be part of it, so I reached out to my colleagues and was really pleased with the turnout. One co-worker even came in on his day off to be part of it” said Gabriel Rivière-Reid of TV Cogeco. “The organizers made it really easy to participate and the event was a lot of fun!”
We would like to thank everyone who took part and helped us raise $2,378 which will be put towards providing people with fresh and healthy food in both the soup kitchen and food bank.
Thank you to the following businesses, organizations and individuals: