Raising funds for refugees can be made fun for all too

Northlea United
Northlea United

When Northlea United Church decided to raise money to sponsor a refugee family, members also decided they would like to have some fun, and broad participation from the congregation and the neighbourhood.

We all know about April showers – well, this one is after church on Sunday, April 3 and is the gift-version, rather than the rain version. For those who like to plan ahead, there is a gift registry at www.northleaunited.ca. Those attending will enjoy finger food and games.

There’s another special event on Saturday, April 30, Spring to New Life, a musical evening with special guests including Theresa Toba and David Warrack. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a chance to bid on silent auctions. Other musical guests include a massed choir of neighbourhood choristers. $25.

For May, Pawsitively Pets is organizing a neighbourhood fair and street party for Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., using the street in front of the church, as well as the church lawns. $10 per child, with that price including one adult. There will be face painting, pony rides, a bouncy castle, animal interactions and other kid activities. There will be food for sale, organized by the church.

About Lorna Krawchuk 177 Articles
Lorna Krawchuk is publisher of Leaside Life. She is actively involved in St. Cuthbert’s Church. Her volunteer activities with the Leaside Property Owners’ Association led to her being elected a Councillor in the Borough of East York for 9 years before amalgamation in 1998. She also held a variety of volunteer leadership positions with the Girl Guides of Canada for over 30 years. Lorna has been a Leasider since 1968.