Let’s welcome fall, and say “goodbye” to summer with an epic dance-party!
My name is Marie and as the new Special Events and Fundraising Assistant , I’m happy to invite you to join us for our 2nd biggest fundraiser of the year: Ça Marche. Join-in on the fun, dress up, and dance the day away. This mega dance-party will be held on Sunday, September 27, at Le Parterre du Quartier des Spectacles, situated at metro Place-des-arts, Montréal’s cultural epicenter. Help us raise $30,000 to finance our core programs and services for 2015-2016, including our medical clinics that offer youth HIV prevention, education, and testing, our social and legal services, and the Sense Project, our peer based sex-ed project, and J2K – our teen drop-in center!
Can you believe that our programs and services were accessed over 28, 000 times by almost 7,000 youth last year? We want that to continue. With your generosity and valuable time you will also help raise awareness to the HIV/AIDS pandemic still affecting an estimated 20,000 Quebecers.
Besides the fact that Ça Marche is the second biggest fundraiser of the year, and will give you a chance to show off your dance moves, and meet new people, it is also being held on what happens to be a pretty cool day.
Here are some fun facts about other social justice events and innovations that have taken place on September 27th:
- on September 27, 1954, public school integration began in Washington D.C.and in Baltimore M.D.
- the launch of Google on September 27, 1998, completely altered the way people interact with one another creating a “global village” that makes it a whole lot easier to unite for causes we care about….like.. Ça Marche!
on September 27, 2012, the Mars Curiosity Rover discovered evidence of an ancient fast-moving streambed on the surface of Mars, proving that there not only once was a body of water on the planet, but that life could exist beyond planet Earth. In my opinion, this could be used as a reminder that as the only known advanced civilization, ‘we’ should show other potential lifeforms that when we cooperate together we can accomplish great things, like raising 30K for Head & Hands!
- Finally, the lead singer of one of my favorite bands Sleater-Kinney, and founding member of the revolutionary Riot Grrrl movement , Carrie Brownstein was born on September 27, 1974.
At this point, I am sure that all of you really wanna get involved, and this is how you can do so:
Simply sign up here to join our fundraising team:
Click this link. Do it now. Greatness awaits you!
Then create a profile and collect pledges. You can also donate in person at Head & Hands (5833 Sherbrooke O). All gifts above $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt. Your presence at the event will of course also be greatly appreciated.
Please join in on the fun, dress-up, show off your dance moves, help us maintain all of our amazing programs and services, and spread the word!
If you have questions please contact Marie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of the support.
We will see you all on the 27th !