Festival of Giving ’12 Raises $300,321 for Charities
S.S. FESTIVAL SET SAIL SOLD OUT
More than 1,000 people filled the John D. Bradley Convention Centre on Saturday, April 14, for the 11th annual Chatham-Kent Festival of Giving. Though it shared a date with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the great ocean liner Titanic, the S.S. Festival enjoyed calm seas and fair breezes raising just over $300,000 for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent and the numerous food banks across the community operated by Outreach for Hunger (Chatham), the Salvation Army (Chatham, Wallaceburg, Blenheim, Ridgetown) and the United Way of Chatham-Kent (Tilbury). This year smaller food banks in Wheatley and Dresden will be offered support as well. Live entertainment on the main stage and at our ports of call included a Neil Diamond tribute act, a Jimmy Buffett tribute act, a mariachi band, duelling pianists, The O’Hara Brothers Band and more. Thanks to our over 200 volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly.
To see our sponsor recognition ad from the Chatham Daily News, click this link.
To see our event program, click this link.
To see our volunteer appreciation ad from the Chatham Daily News, click these links.
Many thanks to our returning and new event sponsors.