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Comfort and Care during COVID-19

SOURCES will continue to do our best to deliver our essential social services, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of community are taken care of while maintaining the health, safety and wellness of our dedicated staff and volunteer team.

To provide help and hope to the increasing number of people who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic, our intent is to apply funds raised strategically to areas of critical need. Read More…

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.
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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.

Virtual “Run for the Roses” makes history

We did it! On Saturday, November 7, 2020, we successfully held our first-ever, virtual, live-streamed fundraising event.

Sources Foundation president Bruce Hayne was a stellar “talk show host,” interviewing a list of special guests from a six-feet distance including White Rock musician Ben Dunnill, Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club‘s executive chef Andrew Wynnyk, Save-On-Foods president and Gala Chair Darrell Jones and SOURCES staff including CEO David Young. We were also pleased to have video appearances by Surrey Coun. Linda Annis, White Rock Coun. Anthony Manning, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, Gordon Hogg and Mark Madryga! Many thanks to these individuals for sharing a part of their evening with us. Read More…

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: https://sourcesfoundation.ca/gala/virtual-gala/

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…

SOURCES’ annual gala fundraiser goes virtual for first time in its history

For the first time in its 40-year history, the Sources Foundation’s annual gala fundraising event – Run for the Roses – will be delivered virtually and, for the first time ever, the general public can support it through an online silent auction as well as an online 50/50 raffle draw.

“This event has always been a very important one for us…it is one of our main fundraising efforts,” says David Young, CEO of SOURCES.  “Normally, it would have already happened back in April but, with COVID-19, we moved it to November, then made it much smaller and, now, given advice from the Provincial Health Officer, we have turned it into a virtual event.”

Up until a week ago, the gala had been planned as an intimate dinner experience with entertainment while also observing all COVID-19 protocols including mask usage when not eating and social distancing.  However, given the rising number of infections, the decision was made to turn the event into a virtual one for the safety of all involved.

“With the new virtual format, guests will still receive a three-course meal created by Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club’s executive chef Andrew Wynnyk which will be delivered to them by a SOURCES team member,” explains Young.  “Also included in each package will be a charcuterie appetizer, courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Save-On-Foods, complimentary wine, a gift bag of favours donated by our generous sponsors and a special, limited edition Run for the Roses face mask.”

Although the November 07, 2020, virtual dinner event is fully-booked, the general public is encouraged to participate in the online silent auction and 50/50 raffle draw in support of SOURCES’ Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund.  Both online events open on Friday October 30th, at 9:00 a.m. and run until Monday November 9th, at noon.

To order virtual 50/50 tickets for a chance at the jackpot: sources5050.rafflenexus.com
To explore and bid in our online silent auction: sourcesgalaauction.ca
To donate directly to SOURCES’ Comfort and Care During COVID-19 response fund: sourcesgalaauction.ca

SOURCES is very grateful for the ongoing support from our community, donors, sponsors and media partners.

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive breaks records

Thanks for giving! On September 26, 2020, community members throughout White Rock/South Surrey and Langley gave more than 57,000 lbs. of non-perishable food as part of the 12th annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of local food banks. According to organizers, this year’s event was “the most successful year ever.” 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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