Coffee Morning raises funds for Matthew’s House

Event runs from April 22 to 27, inviting to people host friends and colleagues for coffee in support of the respite facility.

Leanne Sciotti

Leanne Sciotti

Matthew’s House in Abbotsford is presenting a new initiative, called Coffee Morning, from April 22 to 27 to raise funds for its programs and services.

The Coffee Morning, modelled after a successful initiative in the UK, involves people choosing a date during that week and inviting friends and colleagues for coffee.

The hosts can set up a donation page on the Matthew’s House website, where guests can donate online, or they are invited to bring their contributions on the day of the Coffee Morning and put them in the supplied donation box.

Schools, businesses, churches and individuals are among those invited to participate. Hosts are supplied with a Coffee Morning kit that includes invitations, a poster, a video and brochures about Matthew’s House, a donation collection box, and a recipe from the popular blog Mennonite Girls Can Cook.

Starbucks Mt. Lehman Centre will donate brewed coffee to the first 50 Coffee Morning events organized in Abbotsford in support of Matthew’s House.

Prizes will be awarded to the three groups that raise the most funds.

For more information, visit mattshouse.ca/coffeemorning or contact Alan Cavin at 604-850-6608.

Matthew’s House is a respite home for families who have children with complex health-care needs. It is part of the Campus of Care located on Marshall Road next to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

The facility costs $850,000 to run annually.