On May 16, local drivers took a spin around the block in a new 2012 Ford vehicle in support of Communitas and Matthew’s House.
Ford Canada, in partnership with Magnuson Ford of Abbotsford, donated $20 for each test drive completed.
Drivers further supported Matthew’s House through a by-donation BBQ sponsored by PriceSmart Foods.
The sense of community support behind these events reflects the heart and soul of Matthew’s House, said organizers.
“It is wonderful to see such a diversity of people out to support respite care for children with disabilities. People in Abbotsford want to help their local community. A special thank you to the Downtown Abbotsford Historic Car Show Society and the Lions Club of Abbotsford,” said Tom Balke, Stewardship Director at Communitas Supportive Care Services.
Matthew’s House – facilitated by Communitas Supportive Care Society – will provide respite care for children with life-limiting disabilities. It will offer children a safe, welcoming place to stay, while at the same time allowing parents the opportunity for rest. This home away from home will provide long and short-term respite based on the needs of individuals and their families throughout B.C.
For information on how to be involved with Matthew’s House, go to www.matthewshouse.ca or www.communitascare.com.