As a student in grade 12, Stittsville resident, Eva Von Jagow, began a charity event called ALL THAT GLAM, a sale of gently-used jewelry and handbags to raise money for school breakfast programs in Nunavut. Now, four years later, the All That Glam Committee has donated over $100,000 to much-needed breakfast programs in Nunavut.
Now I am happy to share the 5th annual fundraiser which will take place at the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata on Saturday, November 25th! Eva has provided the following press release for further information:
My journey to help the kids in Nunavut began with the realization of exorbitant food prices in our Far North. To see a photo of a jar of peanut butter in a Nunavut supermarket costing $18.99 is almost unbelievable! Even with federal shipping subsidies, a head of cabbage can cost over $20 and a 3-L container of orange juice is typically $9. In the winter months especially, fresh fruit and vegetables are prohibitively expensive and usually of poor quality. All this means that many Nunavut children start off their school day with poor nutrition. In Canada, a country that is hailed as having one of the highest standards of living, no child should be going to school hungry or malnourished.
Residents can help in a variety of ways!
- Donate Jewelry & Handbags. Until November 10th, donations can be dropped off at my ward office at the Goulbourn Rec Complex (1500 Shea Road), any of the 8 DYMON Storage locations, and at the ward offices of Councillors Wilkinson, Hubley and El-Chantiry.
- Come to the Sale and make a purchase! Gently used jewelry/handbags make for socially-responsible Christmas gifts or some great bling for the office Christmas party.
Tens of thousands of pieces of gently-used jewelry and brand-name handbags will be available and the silent auction features some beautiful designer bags or unique pieces of jewelry. I highly encourage all residents to come out and support one Stittsville resident’s new annual tradition for a great cause.