The Terrace and District Community Services Society is hosting a 'Gala' event next Saturday, September 24. It is a formal dinner and dance party to raise funds for one of their more successful programs, the Homeless Outreach Day Centre.Read about their history here
This is an excellent cause. The Day Centre receives no government funding and serves up to 100 people every day. The volunteers connect and refer people to the resources they need to help improve their lives.
It can be shown how the opening of the centre has decreased crime on the downtown streets of Terrace. The Centre provides a family style home environment where the homeless family, or street person, can come to use the washroom facilities, get a cup of coffee, a bowl of soup, something to eat and tables to sit at to interact in a friendly environment.
TDCSS has been able to provide this service for approximately $1/person/day. And they have been able to continue this since 2008 through donations from local businesses and individuals. Likely one of Terrace's best but unspoken success stories.
This Gala Fundraiser is an effort to put money aside for the upcoming winter and into next year, to continue this great service to the community.All proceeds will go to Homelessness Outreach Day Centre.
If you are unable to attend, consider making a donation. Donors will have their names/businesses listed on table cards at the Gala and be listed in the Newspaper and on this website.
Live entertainment will include Terrace groups; Afterhours and Playback. Maggy Ottenbreight, of Hockeyville fame, will also be performing.
Door prizes include a Helicopter ride from Lakelse Air and there will be a Silent Auction and a No Host Bar.
Tickets are available at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel - $50 or call 250-635-3178
Wine and cheese 6:30 Dinner at 7:30
September 24th at the Arena Banquet Room.
See You There!