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The Teresa Group advances the dignity and well-being of children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS
InTouch – The Teresa Group Newsletter, February 2015
Upcoming Events
The Mane Event
Join us on Sunday April 19th at the Schwarzkopf ASK Academy at John and Queen Streets in Toronto for an exciting day-long hairstyling extravaganza, raffle, silent auction and special 25th anniversary surprises!

Click here for your chance to donate to our Brick Wall of Compassion. Proceeds support The Teresa Group programs and services.
 
Mane Event silent auction items

Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on Thursday June 25th for our special 25th anniversary celebration to be held following our AGM.

The 25th Anniversary Committee is planning a special line up of speakers, entertainment and videos to highlight milestones and events along the way from 1990 to the present.

Details will be included on our website.
 
Save the Date! 
2015 Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner and Toy Auction

The 2015 Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner and Toy Auction will be held on Thursday November 5th.

Watch the website for details.

CHRISSIE CAMERON-BOSHART MEMORIAL
DINNER AND TOY AUCTION

 
What a magical night we had on November 6th 2014!
Over 500 people again attended our major fundraising event of the year, dedicated to the memory of Chrissie Cameron-Boshart – a young woman of extraordinary kindness and generosity who supported The Teresa Group for so many years and whose legacy lives on in this event. This year celebrities Cito Gaston and Jesse Barfield, both legendary former Blue Jays, enthralled us with their humour and anecdotes about their many triumphs and successes. The standing ovation they received was testament to the extraordinary honour it was to have them share the evening with us
The night focused on raising funds for The Teresa Group’s Summer Camp program and the audience was bowled over by the dynamic on-stage conversation with two of our Camp Counsellors as well as an inspiring video message from Ashley Murphy, a 15 year old living with HIV who has made numerous WeDay presentations across the country.
Ashley Murphy National We Day Ottawa 2014
Ashley Murphy - National WeDay, Ottawa 2014
After a delicious dinner, the auction bidding was fierce. Coveted items included packages of hockey tickets, TV, Vitamix blender and huge gift baskets of toys. The Disney “Frozen” frenzy was evident in the almost thirty Frozen-themed toy items that the ambitious event committee had managed to gather together.

Huge thanks go to Don Cameron, his daughter Joanne Baker, Steve Morris and members of the event committee who so generously gave of their time, energy and resources to make this evening the tremendous success that it was.

Save the Date: The 2015 Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner and Toy Auction will be held on Thursday November 5th. Watch the website for details.

Teresa Group 25th Anniversary LogoThe Teresa Group 25th Anniversary


Exciting news! This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Teresa Group. We have a wonderful line up of celebrations to mark this event, starting with our logo. Keep a look out on our website and in this newsletter for news and information about our 25th anniversary celebrations!

Call for Volunteers!


While it’s true that the weather is too frigid to be entertaining thoughts of summer, here at The Teresa Group we are planning ahead! In August we will be running our very popular Summer Camp for the third year. While we do have some volunteer camp counsellors returning, we still need more volunteers for this week-long program. Please see details on our website for a chance to apply for this awesome opportunity. 
“Camp has made me feel better about myself by making us do new things we have never done before….” - (Camper 2014)

And more on Summer Camp…..


The 2014 external evaluation of our enormously popular Summer Camp program has now been completed. Read the Executive Summary to hear how we did and to hear about the impact that camp made on the children. 
 
Fundraising Corner

On a chilly day in October, a team of twenty dedicated staff, volunteers and Board members took part in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge to raise funds for The Teresa Group. Most of the team members ran a brisk 5km but one hardy volunteer completed the half marathon. Congratulations and huge thanks to all who ran/walked/stumbled and to those who supported them. The Teresa Group team raised an amazing $8,475 to support programs and services.



Many exciting activities happen for Teresa Group children and families in December the annual holiday party and the gift program being the most popular. This year our Holiday Gift Campaign attracted many donations of toys as well as over $5,000 to support the program. Thank you to our many corporate and individual donors who so generously helped make this time magical for so many families.
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InTouch - The Teresa Group Newsletter

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124 Merton Street Suite 104,
Toronto, Ontario M4S 2Z2

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