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  • Save the Date: Abrigo's 2017 Gala is Saturday, March 4

    24 October 2016 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Connecting People to Possibilities: Abrigo’s annual fundraising gala educates guests about our cause and raises funds for client programs and services

    The next edition of the Imagine the Possibilities Gala will take place in the Gerry Gallagher Hall at the LiUNA Local 183 on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Tickets are $80 each with corporate tables starting at $1,000 with all proceeds going to support the Abrigo community's growing needs.

    In the previous edition of the Imagine the Possibilities Gala, over 300 guests raised a total of $34,200. Executive Director Ed Graça said that each year the event grows in both attendance and prestige.

    “This event is an opportunity to provide relevant information about the services we provide, including a guest speaker who has been through a specific program. We hope to educate our guests, really help connect them to our cause and demonstrate the good work that will be done with their financial support,” reiterated Graca. “Besides all that, the evening is full of delicious food and great music that brings people together. We hope that this combination gives our guests the opportunity to discuss social matters and community improvement and have some fun.”

    For the past 26 years, Abrigo Centre has built community capacity in west Toronto by helping individuals and families achieve their full potential. Our services include violence against women counselling, parenting and fathers programs, a Partner Assault Response program for men coming through the court system and helping newcomers adjust to life in Canada. There are also specialized programs for seniors and youth where Abrigo’s clients are given the chance to discuss issues in a thoughtful way and peers often develop new and meaningful friendships.

    Submitted by Rivka Lopes, Communications Volunteer

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