The Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Kid’s Carnival and Parisotto’s Independent Grocer present Matthew’s House with a cheque for nearly $6000. (Left to right) Tricia Dumouchel

Fundraiser contributes $6,000 to Matthew’s House

The annual Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Kid’s Carnival was a huge success.

The annual Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Kid’s Carnival was a huge success with hundreds of children and families enjoying the rides, games and good food. Along with the fun, the event held on June 20 also raised funds for Matthew’s House, a respite home in Abbotsford that supports families who have children with complex care needs.

Parisotto’s Independent Grocer provided all the food and drinks for the BBQ and also raised more than $2,200 in donations for Matthew’s House. Dave Parisotto, who owns the popular grocery store, believes business owners need to be involved in their community.

Together with the funds raised from the carnival itself, nearly $6,000 was donated to Matthew’s House through this one day event.

“We are so grateful for the support we receive from generous businesses in the community,” said Laura Ullock, resource development assistant for Matthew’s House. “It makes such a difference to families and children right here in Abbotsford.”

To learn more about Matthew’s House and how you can support this important resource to families, visit

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