DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: Megalore is once again looking for community support as they get ready to hold the 2017 edition of their fundraising events.
Megalore, formerly Megalore Group, will be holding their ‘Spring Fling Dance’, at 320 Queen St. in Port Perry, on Friday, May 5th, from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The charity event will include live music, provided by ‘The Brian and Ted Show.’ There will also be a late lunch, cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Envoy Business Centre.
Megalore will also be holding their charity golf classic tournament at Crestwood Golf Club on Saturday, July 15th., Nextly, they will be holding a ‘New Country vs. Classic Rock Fall Dance’, again at 320 Queen St. on Friday, Sept. 15th.
Megalore is a non profit organization of caring individuals in the community, who strive to help people in the local Scugog purview. Their mandate is ‘to assist community members, within Scugog Township, who are faced with life-altering challenges and are in need of financial assistance not obtainable through insurance plans or government programs.' All of the money Megalore raises stays in the Scugog community.
“Everyone I've talked to about Megalore, they say they're happy that the money stays here in town,” founder Lynn Doucette told The Standard.
Some of the donations Megalore has made include: $2,000 to R.H. Cornish Public School’s Healthy Start Breakfast program; and $500 to a Scugog area family who became homeless, after losing their home to a fire. They have also helped children with cancer, helped pay for eye operations, a senior in need of dental work and many more. Since the organization started, they have donated almost $15,000 to Scugog residents in need.
Lynn explained where the name of the organization came from.
“I said to Jim [Doucette, her husband and co-founder], I want a name for the group, and he was in the kitchen with me, and he said, ‘like what?’ and I said ‘I don't know.’ He blurted out Megalore and I said ‘that’s it.’ I turned to him and I asked where that came from, and he said it was his great great grandfather's first name,” she said.
Lynn also stressed, the non profit organization couldn’t have done anything without the support of the community.
"It's with much gratitude that we extend our heartfelt appreciation and thank you to those who continue to support our cause. It is through your attendance of our three annual events that we are successful in helping those in need,” she said.
Megalore would also like to thank all of the volunteers who have helped them at their events each and every year.
For more information on Megalore and their upcoming events, contact Lynn or Jim, at 905-985-4372 or 905- 259- 2753.
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