Lunch Money Day raised over $2,300!

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:

  • Beaupre-MacKinnon Financial
  • TV Cogeco
  • CIBC
  • Fishrizzo
  • KIA Cornwall
  • St. Lawrence College
  • HollisWealth
  • Victim Services
  • SDG Legal Clinic
  • Notman Chrysler
  • Seaway Family Dental
  • Cornwall Dental Arts
  • Riverdale Terrace
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
  • Agape Centre staff
  • Carilyne Hebert
  • Chris Markell
  • Sherry Davis
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Staff at Great Lakes Pilotage Authority.

Jillian Hendry, placement student with the Agape Centre who helped organize the Lunch Money Day, with the staff at Beaupre-MacKinnon Financial

Jillian Hendry, placement student with the Agape Centre who helped organize the Lunch Money Day, with the staff at Beaupre-MacKinnon Financial

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