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Help local artists help local kids by supporting the LAF Waterloo Region art sale. The new LAF on-line art store is a non-profit effort by regional artist groups to help you ‘Support Local’ by bringing members’ paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewellery, fine crafts and more to you! Whether you visit to buy a gift, something for yourself, your home or just for the visual treat … browse, shop and visit often! All work is available, with new artists and artwork posted twice weekly, and the artist will deliver the work directly to your home. This month, 20% of all sales will support programs and services offered by KidsAbility. KidsAbility helps kids reach their communication, social, physical and behavioural goals, providing an early and exceptional family-centred services with one goal in mind – to help kids with disabilities achieve great things! To browse for art and make your donation, click here: https://www.lafwr.com/charity-partner
Warren Bechtold’s 17th annual fundraiser to support childhood cancer care is set for Thursday, July 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Almost 20 years ago, Warren answered the call from his Optimist Club to get involved in fundraising for childhood cancer care. It began with a barbecue at his business that raised a few hundred dollars and it grew to an event in Petersburg that raised $25,000 in 2019. When the pandemic made a barbecue impossible, Warren pivoted to a drive-by event that still raised $22,000 last year. He’s asking for your support again on July 15th. You’re encouraged to stop by 1239 Notre Dame Drive in Petersburg to drop off a donation, pick up a cold bottle of water, and learn more about the charities being supported by your donations, the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation (childhood cancer), Children’s Health Foundation (London’s Children’s Hospital) and The Weekend to Conquer Cancer (Princess Margaret Hospital). For more information, or to make an online donation, click here: https://www.bechtholdhome.com/bbq.html