A group of mothers from across Canada have banned together through the cyber world of Facebook to raise awareness and funds for the kids in Japan who were affected by the recent earth quake and tsunami. We have partnered ourselves with the Canadian charity, Save the Children Canada (http://www.savethechildren.ca)
Save the Children Canada has been in Japan since the earth quake and tsunami helping with such things as food, water , cooking fuel and clothing. Save the Children Canada has also provided protective play areas that help relieve the anxiety faced by children and allow them to spend time with other children and play while being supervised by responsible adults. The play areas also give parents much needed time that they can dedicate to finding food sources, work, accommodation and locating other friends and family. These are just a few of the things that this charity has been doing in Japan.
What we, a local group of mothers, have decided to do to support Save the Children Canada efforts in Japan, is to host some local events to raise money. Our first event will be at the Princeton Arena, which has been generously donated by the Town of Princeton Recreation department. We will be selling donated items such as Clothing, Toys, and all related items for babies and children. The donations are rolling in, but more is needed in order to make this a successful event. Please contact Jamie Holloway 250-295-3059 to arrange pick up for large loads, or feel free to drop off donations at the local business, Princeton Quick Pick Grocery on Bridge Street.
We are also hoping to have a Loonie auction for some new baby and children items, which will be on display and available for bidding at the flea market. Once again we are still looking for donations, so any local business who might be interested in helping our efforts with a donation in kind would be greatly appreciated.
Please join our Facebook page to learn more about “Canadian Moms for the Kids of Japan.”
A big thank you to our sponsors; Princeton and District Multi Purpose Arena, Quick Pick Grocery, The Similkameen Spotlight, and Mind Body and Spirit Wellness.