01-LobsterLoversGala-128On behalf of the kids, families, volunteers, staff and board of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, we are so grateful for everyone who supported, donated to, volunteered at, attended, and sponsored our Lobster Lovers Gala 2014 on November 21 – a dinner and auction in support of children.  This event, presented by Flaman Fitness, is one of our largest annual fundraisers and through our community’s generous support, we raised over $130,000 that will continue to ensure kids have the tools and supports they need to be successful!

Our favourite part of the night was the inspirational and overwhelming support our kids received from nearly 30 individuals who raised raised their hands to sponsor 1,000 Meals for Our Community’s Kids – each! For many of our BGCBigs families, food insecurity is a reality.  Last year, we were able to serve over 60,000 snacks and hot meals in our BGCBigs Clubs.  This year, thanks to the amazing matching donations from Flaman Fitness, Crystal Glass and 29 individuals, we raised $44, 000 for snacks and hot meals – that’s more than half of our annual food budget!

Thank you to each person and company who made this amazing night possible. (If you weren’t able to attend, we hope to see you next year!)

Our Thank You video is below and there are many pictures from the evening here.

 

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