Thanks to everyone who joined us at Schmoozefest 2014 - together we helped buy more than 1,500 lunches for at-risk children in Ottawa.
These photos can also be viewed on our Flickr page.
Hey Schmoozers, we hope you had an amazing night of networking, great food and engaging fundraising at Schmoozefest 2014 – we know we did! For those unfortunate souls that weren’t able to make it, we made sure to capture all the highlights from Ottawa’s exclusive networking event.
Ottawa’s exclusive networking event for the city’s next generation of philanthropists, passionate networkers and everyday heroes was hosted by United Way Ottawa’s GenNEXT Cabinet on Thursday night.
Last week this city was rocked by the violent and shocking shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at our National War Memorial. Even with the uncertainty of what was unfolding, many people in this city performed incredible acts to help, ignoring any risk to their personal safety.
Looking back, many everyday heroes emerged that day. They are the bystanders who rushed to Cpl. Cirillo’s aid, Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers who halted the violence in the hall of Centre block, and the first responders who stepped in during the chaos to keep us safe. As a community we came together to care for and protect our fellow citizens.
You may not have realized it, but you have also stepped up to be a hero.
At our campaign launch last month, we challenged attendees to raise enough money to equip 15 homework clubs in Ottawa’s Community Houses with laptops. In just 20 minutes, we raised $12,250.
We purchased the laptops, and asked donors to help us deliver them to the homework clubs. Emily Parent, one of our long-time donors, took part and was surprised at what happened next.
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