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With nothing more than a pot of coffee, a few goodies and some generous friends, you can make a difference for families whose children live with special needs. That’s what happens when you participate in the annual Coffee Morning for Matthew’s House.
The fourth annual Coffee Morning will run April 24-28. In previous years, this event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Matthew’s House with individuals, businesses, churches and schools taking part. Alan Cavin, the resource development director for Matthew’s House, says it’s one of the easiest ways to support the families who rely on Matthew’s House for quality care.
“It’s easy to host a Coffee Morning,” he says. “Pick any day in that week, sign up on our website and invite your friends, co-workers or family to join you for coffee and goodies. Let them know you are raising funds for Matthew’s House and ask them to bring a donation to the event.”
Hosts receive a Coffee Morning Starter Kit with everything needed to host a Coffee Morning, including invitations, a poster, a donation collection box and a recipe from the popular blog Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
Each year, coffee giant Starbucks has partnered with Matthew’s House and will do so again this year. Those who sign up before March 10th can request a Starbucks team to visit their morning event with free coffee.
Matthew’s House supports families by providing quality care for their children so that parents can get the rest they deserve. Matthew’s House is funded through a blended partnership between government and private donors and a large portion of this support comes from generous donors and events like Coffee Morning. Last year’s event raised over $13,000.
“Each year we’ve doubled the amount of money we’ve raised and the number of groups participating,” Cavin says. “We’re aiming to raise $20,000 with this year’s Coffee Morning. We’ve already had people sign up early so that they can enjoy the generous offer from Starbucks.”
To learn more about how you can take part in this year’s Coffee Morning visit mattshouse.ca/coffeemorning