“How delightful it was to hear that a young lady in our community named Eva Stephens wanted a Toonie Birthday Party,” says Judy Taylor, president of The Anti-Violence Advocates Society.
According to Taylor, the young lady requested that each guest to her party bring a toonie, with half the monies raised being donated to a cause or charity of her choice, and the other half kept to buy one special birthday present. The charity Eva picked was the Anti-Violence Advocate Society that is based in the Barriere area.
Eva, and her party guests (Kylee, Jayde, Joy, Taya, Lydia) raised $44, with Eva’s mom and dad topping that amount to $50, which provided a gift of $25 going to the Society.
“The Society’s board wish to thank the kids,” said Taylor, “We are so proud of them all.”
The Anti-Violence Advocates Society have been raising funds over the years to support a program named Respectful Relationships. Taylor notes that the program provides local youth with skills and awareness to have healthy and respectful relationships. It has been in Barriere area schools for four years with positive results.
“A shout out to our instructors who present this program in our schools,” said Taylor, “The kids so appreciate you. Well done.”
The Board of The Anti-Violence Advocates Society wish to thank members of our community, private members, small business members, non-profit members and companies, all who have donated monies or grants to support this organization, and last and not least all the volunteers who have given of their time to help raise funds.
“The program would not be possible without all of you,” concluded Taylor.
Please feel free to contact Judy Taylor, President, 250 672 0177, should you wish more information or wish to become a member of the Society.