11 November 2014
On Sunday, we made the first RCW 139 charity donation to an organization called Jessie's Centre (www.jessiescentre.org), a multi-service resource centre for pregnant teenagers, young parents and their children that meets the special needs of young families throughout the City of Toronto. Some of you may remember that in past years, RCW 139 had supported the Touchstone Youth Centre, but due to the closure Touchstone, a new charity had to be selected. Jessie's Centre was chosen by Tom Melissis, who has been an amazing supporter of RCW 139 and the RCW 139 charity auction at every convention. Tom himself came to present a $2500 cheque to Jessie's.
We met the centre's Executive Director, Maritza Sanchez, who was thrilled to receive our support and explained to us how, in these times of uncertain government support, our donation would make a significant difference for Jessie's. We then received a tour of the centre, which includes housing, an on-site high school classroom, a swap shop, rooms for counselling and community education, child care, and a health clinic. It was clear that Jessie's Centre is a much-needed resource for the community.
With this donation, RCW 139 has now contributed nearly $13,000 to seven extremely worthwhile causes since 2008 - and there are more donations to come from this year's convention. A big thank you to everyone!
Photo: Tom, Stephane, and Megan present a $2500 cheque to Maritza, Executive Director of Jessie's Centre
29 September 2014
The awesome RCW 139: Thank You Kindly picture album is now online! You can find it here:
Thank you kindly to Katie and Chris for the amazing shots!
Also, make sure you watch our video slideshow:
28 September 2014
Last call on RCW 139 goodies as we get ready to start making the charity donations. We have the following left:
a. Three (3) supporting memberships, with either S or M t-shirts. This is the same package as attendees and supporting members received, and yes, it includes a signed picture of Paul Gross. Check out Lynne's convention report if you want to know the full contents! ($55 + shipping)
b. Six (6) Thank You Kindly packages, with M black t-shirts. Still have a few autographed copies of Slings & Arrows and Love & Carnage, and quite a few of Trojan Horse. ($60 including shipping)
c. A few miscellaneous items - we have three (3) Due South cinch bags ($15 + shipping) and as mentioned, lots of copies of Trojan Horse
26 September 2014
Well it has already been over a month since the amazing time we had at RCW 139: Thank You Kindly. The official pictures are coming... very soon! Until then, why not read Lynne's awesome convention recap? It's a great write-up whether or not you were able to attend RCW 139. Want to tell us what RCW 139 meant to you? Send us a little write-up and we'll put it on the website! Just e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you kindly!
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