Behind Closed Doors
Sunday, November 29th, 7pm – 10pm, Lambton Mall and most of its retails stores opened their doors and offered great discounts in support of local charities, including Huron House Boys’ Home.
Shoppers pre-purchased a $5 entry ticket, which was also their raffle entry for a shopping spree. Funds from tickets purchased from Boys’ Home staff or volunteers was returned to Huron House to benefit the youth here.
This once a year shopping experience was filled with great value and lots of activities, and benefitted many local charities.
Our second Quarter Auction in the Grove was held at Huron Oaks Golf Club on Friday, November 4th for our second Quarter Auction in the Grove. More than $1,000 was raised at a lively night of interactive fun.
Duc d’Orlean’s Cruise
The Boys’ Home’s September, 15th “Farewell to Summer” cruise was perfect! The weather was great, the band (Dawg House) was excellent, and participants clearly enjoyed themselves. Thanks to all who came and supported Huron House. Have a look at some of the nice photos taken by our wonderful volunteer Janette Hewitt.
Race to Erase 2016
Race to Erase is creative team fundraising every year, and it is lovely to see local charities sharing the day and enjoying it together. This year teams raised $1,525 for Huron House Boys’ Home, and two of our youth were able to join in the activities. Consider being a part of this fun event in 2017!
Save it Forward
At No Frills in Sarnia throughout October, Save It Forward allowed shoppers to save money and donate to local charities. Two-part coupons provided discounted purchase price on selected products and also a 50¢ donation provided by the vendor partners to the charity chosen by the shopper. The vendor partners will donate to us at the end of the campaign!
Quality Control Council of Canada Golf Bash
Once again volunteer Mike Blondin had the needs of Huron House youth in mind, and the golf bash he coordinated was a fun-filled day. Funds raised specifically target needs and activities that most boys take for granted by many of the youth of Huron House could only wish for. For photos click on Quality Control Council of Canada Golf Bash.
Pancake Breakfast at the Farmers’ Market
Great weather and generous patrons on Saturday, April 16, 2016, rewarded the hard work of staff and youth of Huron House Boys’ Home. Once again their pancake and sausage breakfast at the Sarnia Farmers’ Market was well received. More than 200 breakfasts were served and more than $1,000 was donated to the Boys’ Home.
Many thanks to the community for your support, to the Farmers’ Market Board, and to:
Dave Ghobril – The Ice Creamery
Jim Armitage – Armitage Orchards
Doug Waller – Country Butcher
Bill – Weiland Meats
Ray Heeringa – Twin Bridge Honey
Rotary Club of Sarnia
Huron Oaks Golf Club
Race to Erase 2015
The 2015 Race to Erase in Sarnia on Saturday, September 26 was the biggest and best ever. Sizzlin Sisler Sisters were the fundraising superstars, and Huron House Boys’ Home had one of the best activities. This year three teams raised nearly $7,000 for the Boys’ Home.
Race to Erase is an annual event where teams compete in fun-filled challenges throughout the community, all in support of local charities, including Huron House Boys’ Home.
Last year six teams raised over $8,000 for the youth in our care. See photos from the 2014 Race to
Erase: click here
Consider participating in Race to Erase when you’re looking for a way to support your community in a fun and meaningful way! Everyone who takes part helps erase the barriers faced by local charities in achieving their goals.
Annual QCCC Golf Tournament
In 2011 Mike Blondin, a life-long Bright’s Grove resident and supporter of Huron House Boys’ Home, teamed up with of the Quality Control Council of Canada to put on one of the nicest golf tournaments in the area – with all proceeds directly benefitting the boys at Huron House. Held in July at the Camlachie Golf and Country Club and supported by local businesses, unions and tradesmen the tournaments have raised thousands of dollars.
In recognition of his many contributions to the community, in 2014 Mike was named to the City of Sarnia Mayor’s Honour List and was named volunteer of the month in August by the Warden of the County of Lambton.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 6th at Camlachie Golf and Country Club. We expect it to be excellent once again, with satisfied golfers and big smiles all around.
Quarter Auction at Huron Oaks a Big Success
Our first ever Quarter Auction, on Friday, November 27th at Huron Oaks Golf Club was a big success, raising nearly $3,000!
Thanks to supporters, vendors, donors, volunteers, and a special thanks to Travis Bogaert and Kim Bridekirk who made it possible.
Donors included Huron Oaks, Marks Work Wearhouse, Noelle’s Gift, Antonio’s Pizza, Run/Walk committee, Boys’ Home staff, vendors all our volunteers.
Vendors included: Thirty-One Gifts (Denise Annett), Painted Poetry (Sabryna Brooks), Norwex (Cathy D’Angela), Origami Owl (Donna Clark Howes), The Beauty Box (Jacqui Peachy-Dark), Ideal Leggins (Shauna Young), Epicure (Anna Decarolis-Brady), Younique (Brianna Dawn), Tupperware (Kim Bridekirk), Partylite (Tanya Trenouth), Steeped Tea (Lisa Widdup), Avon (Shannon Grimme), Scentsy (Michelle Mercurio).
More photos on Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27733860@N06/albums/72157659523180884
Huron House Boys’ Home is one of 26 charities in Lambton County which came together in 2014 sharing resources to launch the Giving Tuesday* movement locally. We are proud to be part of a community were charities support one another. www.sarnialambtongives.ca
*Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving. It is a movement to create a national day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday and Cyber Monday.