The Sarnia Community Foundation will join community foundations across Canada on Saturday, May 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in a virtual “Stay At Home Gala.” They are asking their supporters to “wine & dine at home” to raise funds for managing the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian communities.
Funds raised locally will be donated to Lambton Mental Wellness and St. Clair Child and Youth to expand their mental health programs in the county. Additionally, a number of local food banks will be supported from this event.
Even though it’s virtual, it aims to offer all the familiar elements of a standard gala. The foundation is working with several local restaurants to provide choices for take-out options for dinner. Menu options and details on how to order are featured on their website at: sarniacommunityfoundation.
A foundation spokesperson wrote, “Everyone has been looking for a reason to get dressed up, kick back with a drink, and what better way to do so than by raising critical funds to help your community. All proceeds stay local.” Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Sarnia Community Foundation’s office at (519) 332 2588. If you just want to donate to this event, you can purchase a ticket and not use it, or call the foundation for donation options.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn