On behalf of the Tanzania 2023 Team, I'd like to thank our community for all their support in fundraising this year. We are getting close to our fundraising goal, and we must give thanks to so many of you for your part in that, whether that's been dropping off bottles, coming out to basketball camps, paying to wear toques on Tuesdays, buying candy grams, or sending your kids to our movie night in December. Thank you!
Just recently, we held our annual gala dinner, where we raised over $5000.00. The following businesses from our community supported us by donating to the silent auction or providing other services: Butcher's Block, Uptown Yarns, Comox Valley Regional District Sports and Aquatic Centers, Three Tree Forestry, Shoppe Kindred, The Mill, Il Falcone, Northgate Foursquare Church, Sea Breeze Boutique, Sweet Blooms by Laura, Jules by the Bay, and Siglaar Viking Naturals. Other individuals also supported us by donating items: David & Anna Hall, Amy Woods, Angela Hicks, and Elizabeth Witthoeft. Finally, a big thanks to our caterers, Candie Hodson and Penny Biblow.
In case you're wondering about the trip, we will be leaving from Comox on Saturday, May 20, and returning on Thursday, June 1. We have many plans coming together for our time there, including distributing Dignity Kits and planning creative arts camps for children. More information will come after spring break, including how each classroom in the school can be involved in our mission. Stay tuned!