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Long-term SOURCES sponsorship creates lasting friendships

As one of SOURCES’ longest-serving gala sponsors, the Hazelmere Golf and Country Club has become more like a family than a supporter over the past 20 years.

“It’s always a great experience to be with our friends at SOURCES and the gala is an annual event that the whole team looks forward to,” explains Frank Fourchalk, general manager for the West Coast Golf Group which owns the Hazelmere venue.  “We have a lot of long-term employees here and it’s nice when we have these events, year in and year out, because we can all look forward to working with everyone again.”

As the all-important gala venue sponsor, the Hazelmere Golf and Country Club plays a key role in the annual SOURCES gala – with Hazelmere staff getting involved in a new gala theme each year.  “It’s our time to shine and it makes us feel good in hosting the event,” says Fourchalk.  “It allows us to commit our support even more and it lets staff get really involved due to executing the event.”

Working side by side with SOURCES staff and contractors, Hazelmere staff function both behind the scenes and in front, helping to ensure that the gala is a success.  “We have so much familiarity and short-hand between the two teams which really helps us to adapt to what happened with COVID-19 – we had to do what we never thought we would have to do and it seemed like every two minutes we were pivoting and making adjustments,” notes Fourchalk.

This year, due to the pandemic, the SOURCES gala was first postponed from spring until fall and then, eventually, hosted virtually with SOURCES volunteers delivering the dinner meal, prepared by Hazelmere’s chef, directly to gala attendees.

The year 2022 will be Hazelmere’s 60th anniversary and, having been part of the community for so long, Fourchalk says he has seen the benefits of helping others first hand.  “The scope of services that SOURCES offers is incredible and why it’s important to support an agency that is local and doing great things for the community.”

Donate to help nearly 150 waitlisted children to receive monthly books

The SOURCES Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library currently serves close to 500 children in Surrey and White Rock – and we need your help! We need to increase our capacity by raising more money, so that we can enroll the nearly 150 children on our growing waitlist through the program.

Can you help by making a donation?

Your contribution will have an impact on children and families in Surrey and White Rock, whether you donate $5, $50 or $500.

It costs just $3.55 per month per child. This covers the costs of the book (which they keep) and shipping expenses. Every child receives the same books to read so they can be ready at the same level when they enter kindergarten.

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free book gifting program for young children aged 0-4. It is part of an international movement to educate and inspire children to love reading, learning and dreaming. Enrolled children receive a carefully-selected, age-appropriate and brand-new book every month, addressed to them and mailed straight to their home, until they turn five years old!

Did you know?
The more books are in a child’s home, the more years of education they will achieve*.  Success in life is linked to reading and having books at home.

“These books mean so many things to our family. Not only do they foster my son’s love for reading but they give us a chance to spend time together, to talk about the topics the books bring up and to soak up these precious moments as a family. My youngest is now on the list to participate and we do hope the program can get more funding so he can also share in the excitement.” – Parent participant

Between November 23 and December 9, 2020, donate through our Facebook Fundraiser and 100% of your gift will support our local Imagination Library.

Facebook is not charging transaction fees to process donations through this campaign and is also issuing charitable tax receipts to donors. What’s more, your generous gift will be deposited directly into our Imagination Library account, saving our staff precious time on administrative work and allowing them to focus on enrolling the waitlisted children into the program.

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Did you know?
A donation of $42.60 will provide one local child with a free, home-delivered book every month for one year.

The Facebook Fundraising campaign is part of a global initiative by the Dollywood Foundation to raise awareness and funds for Imagination Libraries around the world. It is also part of a lead-up to the premiere of Dolly Parton’s documentary, “The Library That Dolly Built: Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True” (see trailer below).

The feature-length documentary covers the history, impact and future of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and premieres exclusively on Facebook on December 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST. Following the screening, Dolly Parton will be live for fan Q&A and a very special acoustic performance!

Did you know?
As of October 2020, Imagination Library programs around the world have gifted more than 147 million free books to children.

Please support our local Imagination Library by making a tax-deductible donation today. Click to Give.

*M.D.R. Evans et al.2010. Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

You’re invited! Tune in to our virtual fundraiser

The Sources Foundation’s virtual fundraiser, Run for the Roses, which will be streamed online tonight (November 7, 2020) and everyone is invited to tune in! To view our Live Event, go to:

The show begins at 7:00 p.m. and will run for approximately 1.5 hours. Get your TV, laptop or mobile device ready at 6:30 p.m., go to the above link and enjoy live music by local artist Ben Dunnill before the show! Read More…

Golf tournament fundraising goes virtual

For the past 31 years, the Semiahmoo Rotary Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $1.4 million to fund many community projects. Normally held in June, this year’s golf tournament has been postponed until Tuesday, September 08 and modified for Covid-19 safety.

“Although this event was at risk of being cancelled earlier this year, the incredible news is that it’s now sold out with 144 golfers attending and, for the first time ever, there are two ways in which members of the public can participate and support their community at the same time,” explains David Young, CEO of SOURCES.

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