Letter to the editor - Family of Sick Kids’ fundraiser organizer is thankful for support of the community
To the Editor,
On November 22nd, our daughter Macy Scarlett and her best friend Becky Hajdukovic joined together to organize and carry out a Fundraiser to benefit Sick Kids Hospital. The two girls being in Grade 8 are part of an organized group called M.A.D. Crew at Rolling Hills Public School, run by Mr. Jason Veley and Abby Wright. The group is focused on bringing a difference to the world by acts of kindness and charitable efforts. All of the students involved realize that one person doing a great deed, no matter the size does make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes this deed is small and it may not have a profound impact on the world, but rather one individual that really needs something and they may not even know where the generosity comes from.
This time the girls chose to turn Macy’s birthday into a party to remember and donate all of the toys and money collected and bring them to the children at Sick Kids Hospital in time for Christmas.
A big thank you to Debbie, Nick, Lisa, Mary, Charlene, Jaden, Julia, Alison, Grace Y., Grace E., Marissa, Amber, Angela, Mr. Veley and Mrs. Wright, your time and efforts made the day a success!
Becky explained that it also gives her a sense of pride to do this in honour of her Grandfather that passed away, knowing that he would be proud of her.
Although our community is small we are filled with families that have big hearts and all of us in some manner that have been touched by Sick Kids Hospital.
Together our community raised $2697.75 to bring to the families along with numerous gifts for the children. Sick Kids has a number of wonderful programs that the money can go towards that benefit families directly in there time of need. For all the giving that we do at Christmas time it is the one place that I know for sure that it will be put to good use, said April.
The days entertainment was fantastic with performances by Emma Ressor of Blackstock, a talented young girl of 15 years of age. Joining Emma for a song was Taryn Lazure on piano and vocals. Travelling from Bowmanville to join the festivities was Cassidy VanHeuvlen. We also had the honour of being entertained by Paul Wasson, Tom Mark and Clayton Mark, all local musicians that can be seen performing at the Musician Corn Roast each year in Blackstock, and at various venues throughout the year.
Thank you to all of our supporters. Thank you to all that joined us and made a donations throughout the day. You really made this fundraiser a success and the contributions are happily received by the families at Sick Kids.
April Scarlett and Family
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