I ♥ SOS BC
February is all about LOVE – and for a lot of foster children and youth, life is definitely not a box of chocolates. The entire month of February 2019 is dedicated to making a difference for foster kids. Be the change for foster kids: join the SOS BC Village and spread the word!
We are promoting your I ♥ SOS BC fundraising events throughout February. This is your chance to raise money and awareness to help SOS Children’s Village BC foster kids in ways that are fun, engaging, family-friendly, and creative. If it’s easy to do, legal, and doesn’t require life insurance … go for it!
We will have some prizes for different categories! Free website and social media listing of your event! Our 2019 goal is $25,000, including 100 new monthly donors.
EVENT IDEAS FOR I ♥ SOS BC CAN INCLUDE
- Concerts and jam sessions
- Neighborhood gatherings such as traveling dinners, valentine’s party, beach clean-up
- School based events (bake sales, sports, coin & bottle drives)
- Jumble sales
- Costume party or home fashion show
- Percentage of your sales for the day or month
- Irish coffee or tea parties
- Wine or whisky tastings
- Dance marathons
- Office collections & company donations for February sales
- Club nights (board games, language clubs, meet-ups, folk dancing, etc)
- Donation match-making (friends and family matching donations challenge)
- Start an SOS Children’s Club at your school and hold your first fundraiser
- Toonie Toss
- Karaoke Party
- Traveling dinner
- February birthday? Ask for donations as gifts
- Lunar New Year party
- Office mini-golf tournament
- Board game marathon
- “Latte Love” – donate the cost of your lattes for the month!
- Love poetry competition
- Valentine making event
LIST OF PARTICIPATING EVENTS (MORE TO COME!)
Join the Rotary Club of Richmond to celebrate a year of good health, good fortune and happiness! 2019 is the Year of Pig.
Feb 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Continental Seafood Restaurant, 11700 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC, V6V 1G5
Program: Chinese Banquet, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Lucky Draw, Games, Raffle and Prizes
Dress Code: Business/Traditional/Formal – optional
Richmond Hospital Foundation
Rotary Hospice House Improvement, owned and operated by the Salvation Army
SOS Children Village BC for Foster Children
Pathways Clubhouse Society Richmond: Mental Health Support
Vocational Training for Youth in Huauchinango Mexico
Other Projects of RC Richmond
Tickets: $98 ($38 tax receipt upon request)
For Ticket, contact Jacqueline Ho firstname.lastname@example.org
For other enquiry, contact Chair James Kao 778.895.8116 or President Dean Hsieh 604.781.7588
House #2 in our Village needed an interior makeover, and the teams at Rethink Homes and Benjamin Moore made that happen with fantastic results!
Thank you to Teresa at Rethink Homes and Dale at Benjamin Moore for the truly miraculous and loving donation of time, paint, and creative expertise. They have literally put love on the walls and the entire house glows with the spirit of caring and warmth!
Our staff member Rose would also like to pass along the appreciation the Village staff and caregivers have expressed for the team’s patience and sensitivity. Change is not always easy for our foster kids, as it can bring up painful experiences and memories. In this case, with the retirement of a long-time caregiver, changes in everything from routines to furniture, and a new caregiver to get to know … it was a lot to manage! The team’s calm and cheerful interactions through the process and partnership-building were very important for helping this family navigate their way to feeling “at home” and secure.
LAST YEAR’S PRIZE WINNERS
Kick for Kids scored lots of goals for passion, compassion, and an amazing atmosphere of sportsmanship and inclusion at their event. They infused their love for “the greatest game” with lots of laughter, fair play, and a keen sense of mission. These youth have big hearts and literally put in the sweat equity to make their event a winner for foster kids. We hope they will share a Purdy’s Purple treat with their equipment sponsor, “Little Kickers” too!
COLD HANDS AND WARM HEARTS AWARD
The Advanced Leadership students of Burnaby North Secondary chose SOS BC as their “passion project”. Their outdoor event, selling Krispy Kreme donuts, took place on a blustery cold and snowy weekend. Huddled together and hugging cups of coffee, the student team were Canadian “glowing hearts” in action for our kids as they told our story for hours on end. The Advanced Leadership team’s joy and humour chased off the February blues, snowballing well past their fundraising goal. We are proud to award them with Purdy’s Purple!
IT TAKES A VILLAGE AWARD
Capri Everitt had an idea to visit 80 SOS Villages in 80 countries, to learn and sing their national anthems with the kids. Music is the great uniter, bridging languages, cultures, genders, and just about every other “division” we crazy humans seem to think up. The 80 Anthems project turned into an amazing journey of love, commitment, and compassion, centred on children and youth. The local premier of the 80 Anthems documentary was a great fundraiser, and brought together SOS friends and village staffers from every continent. We were humbled by the experience of hearing – literally – the amazing worldwide choir in which our SOS Children’s Village BC has a voice. A Purdy’s Purple welcome home from SOS BC to the Everitt family!