Jann Smith, our Auction Coordinator, announced last night at our Board of Directors meeting that after the final numbers were crunched we actually made $50,075! This is a phenomenal show of support for our organization from our community. The majority of this money will be put into the Children’s Program to ensure as many children as possible have the opportunity for a healthy respite in Canada, not only going to current host families that helped with this event, but a portion of this money has been put aside to subsidize first time host families. If you, or someone you know has been considering hosting a child, the summer of 2009 will be the perfect time to start. For more information please contact Rhona Dixon by e-mail by clicking here or at 613-342-2709.
I will leave you with a picture of Nastya from the Chausy Orphanage entertaining at the auction with a beautiful Russian song: