Community Crew, a Niagara Region-based not-for-profit organization, recently announced it will be hosting its first-ever Night of Miracles Fundraising Gala.
The event is aimed to raise funds for CC programs that serve children in the Niagara region who are affected by poverty, including the Lunch Angels Program, which delivers around 300 lunches every week to students across three schools in St. Catharines.
Community Crew plans to expand the service across the region.
Sarah Pritula, community fundraiser for CC, said since launching in 2013, the organization has handed out more than 26,000 lunches.
“The goal of the gala is to raise funds to expand our program in the region and to raise awareness about our organization. No child should ever go hungry, and we aim to further help children across Niagara.”
Community Crew has also given away more than 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need across the region and hosts reading sessions every Friday at Prince of Wales Public School, where CC volunteers to read to children.
Jen Currie, principal of Prince of Wales Public School, said her first meeting with Lunch Angels was two years ago. At the time, it was just a simple conversation.
“Since that time, the Community Crew has become a valuable member of our Prince of Wales family,” said Currie.
“We obviously appreciate the support with lunches and school events, but it’s the genuine kindness of the Community Crew people that make a difference in the loves of our students.”
A team of CC volunteers prepare the meals on Tuesdays and hand deliver them to affiliated schools on Wednesdays.
The Night of Miracles Fundraising Gala takes place April 27, 2018 at Club Italia.
More information about Community Crew and sponsorship opportunities can be found at, communitycrew.ca.