“Team Semitrail” raises awareness and funds for Coldest Night of the Year

Rocco Forte can tell you all about the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY).

A student at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary, Rocco is the Captain of “Team Semitrail.” On February 22, 2020, he will be leading his team to walk in his fourth CNOY (White Rock) in support of SOURCES’ Homelessness Prevention Services and Rent Bank.

CNOY is a family-friendly walkathon that happens in 145 communities across Canada on the same day. Participants raise awareness and money to help local charities that support people who are homeless, hungry and hurting.

To raise awareness, Rocco spent time in January interviewing Jay Blaschuk, Manager of Housing Support Services at SOURCES. He asked Jay serious questions like who uses the Rent Bank, what SOURCES can do with the fundraised money, and if even a small donation can make a difference.

To raise money, Rocco organized a hot chocolate sale at his school on February 10. “We poured out 200 cups of hot chocolate – Tim Hortons donated 100 cups,” said Rocco’s mom, Sara. “We only used 50 disposable cups as most kids brought their own. We raised $374.15 towards our team’s CNOY fundraising.” Bravo!

As of 4:30 p.m. on February 11, Team Semitrail has raised over $1,100!

However, they still have a ways to go to reach their ambitious fundraising goal of $3,000. To support Team Semitrail, please click the button below:

Portraits-for-a-Cause fundraiser by Franctal Studio

We’ve received a wonderful, exclusive gift! Franctal Studio has given the Sources Foundation a limited number of vouchers for professional, custom photography sessions, as part of their new fundraiser, Portraits-for-a-Cause.

When you purchase a voucher for $99, you will receive a $550 value voucher to use at Franctal Studio! 

With significant savings towards a custom portrait session, 100% of every voucher sold directly supports SOURCES in creating social wellness in our community.

Vouchers can be used towards all custom sessions and art pieces provided at Franctal Studio, including personal branding sessions, family portrait sessions, beauty and intimate portrait sessions. Read More…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: MNP

With over 70 offices across Canada, MNP is a large firm – but they have very close connections with their local communities. Giving back to the places where they live and do business is part of their corporate culture, and in South Surrey/White Rock, they do this by supporting community-based charities like the Sources Foundation. Read More…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Terminal City Iron Works & Dobney Foundry

Two companies over the last two years have contributed $30,000 to support community.

Langley-based Terminal City Iron Works Ltd. and Surrey-based Dobney Foundry have sponsored the Sources Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala at the Platinum and Gold levels, respectively. In doing so, they have helped push SOURCES beyond its fundraising goals and played an important part in each Gala’s success.

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Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Isle of Mann Property Group

For the second year in a row, Isle of Mann Property Group (IOM) has sponsored the Sources Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala. Ravi Mann, Director of Finance and Investment at IOM, said that one of the reasons why they have continued to support SOURCES is because of the wide variety of ways SOURCES helps the community.

“Sometimes when you do a lot, you do a little of a lot—but SOURCES does a lot of a lot!” said Mann. “David (SOURCES CEO) took me on a tour last summer of some local programs like the Food Bank, Women’s Place, a residential program and a centre for at-risk teens. I saw all of that and each one was incredible. It’s telling to the care that’s put into each of these community services.

“When you see so much positive work happening within the community that you also live and work in, you want to help do your part to make sure it doesn’t stop,” Mann said. Read More…

Enchanted Gala Sponsor Tale: Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd.

If business is going well, then it’s only right to share that wealth to help those less fortunate. That’s part of what it means to be a good corporate citizen, according to John Devries, Vice President of Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd. (Blue Pine).

“It’s important to me and everyone in our organization. We’ve been involved in the Surrey community doing public work and work with other major contracts for close to two decades. We’ve enjoyed growth here and believe that being a good community member means supporting causes like SOURCES.” Read More…