Check out this interview for Parents Talk TV, about INCITE A Single Moms Support Group and about being a single mom in the Burlington community.
We hosted a MOTHER'S DAY EVENT for the whole community!
On Sunday May 12, 12:30-4 pm at Burlington Baptist Church in Downtown Burlington, we celebrated Mother's Day with an afternoon tea and luncheon! This fundraiser for INCITE was a tremendous success, raising almost $2000 for INCITE.! We had live entertainment, tea, sandwiches, salads and desserts, vendors, a silent auction, 50/50 tickets, family photos and more! The children also made a craft/gift for their mom to take home and the moms will got pampered!
"I wanted to thank you all of our volunteers and donors for your assistance and support with our latest fundraiser, a Mother's Day Event.
This Mother's Day event was our most successful fundraising event to date, raising almost $2000.00! Thanks to a wide-range of individuals, organizations and businesses in the community working together; contributing as sponsors, vendors, donors, guest, volunteers and supporters; we were able to facilitate a beautiful event, celebrating all of the wonderful Moms in our community, that make a difference every single day!
I was so pleased with response, with over 30 volunteers that worked together to create a gorgeous venue with delicious, gourmet food, a pretty, warm and inviting decor and a seamless event. Isn't it wonderful what we can do, when we all work together as a community?!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, including Smith's Funeral Home, Astra Print and Verico Designer Mortgages, our photographer Sam Tom, our guests, as well as all of vendors and silent auction donors. A very special thank you to all of the awesome single moms and their children that came out to volunteer on Mother's Day and made donations, in support of INCITE A Single Moms Support Group. We couldn't have done it without you!
As you know, successful fundraising events are crucial to the longevity and overall effectiveness of INCITE A Single Moms Support Group. The monies raised are used to provide our programs and services to single moms and their children in our community, including a Weekly Support Meeting and Children's Program; offering support, encouragement, guidance, direction and opportunities for empowerment.
I believe that this Mother's Day Event will become an appreciated and anticipated annual event, uniting the community, celebrating Moms across the board and creating more awareness about single mom families and their need for more support in the community. I hope that you all will continue to be involved in our fundraising events and look forward to your continued support. Thank you again to our supporters for being a part of it all and making this fundraiser a wonderful success!"
We are now selling this beautiful, unique necklace by Foxy Originals. Treat yourself or buy one for special woman in your life; your mom, a friend, sister or daughter. Just in time for Mother's Day!
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think". - A.A. Milne
Made from fine-pewter, coated in sterling silver this gorgeous piece not only has a wonderful message and is stunning, the proceeds also go a wonderful cause empowering single moms and truly making a difference in our community! For only $29.99 you can support INCITE A Single Moms Support Group and help us to help others.
We are celebrating INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY!
Join us on Sunday September 22, 12-4 at the Lion's Club in downtown Burlington, as we celebrate International Children's Day! This fundraiser for INCITE will be a ton of fun for the whole family! We will have oodles of entertainment, sports and games, live music, clowns, magicians, activities, a barbecue, treat and much, much more!
We are looking for Sponsors for this event and support from the community! If you would like to be a Sponsor (Platinum $1000, Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100), click here. If you would like to rent a vendor table ($100 per table), click here.
Thank you to Charmaine and Andre at Verico Designer Mortgages for once again supporting INCITE by renewing our office for another year! What fantastic, compassionate people! We truly blessed and appreciate their generosity in assisting INCITE in helping single moms and their children in our community!
Our 2 Year Anniversary Party!
On Monday April 15th, INCITE A Single Moms Support Group hosted our 2 Year Anniversary Party at our Weekly Support Meeting. We had oodles of fun with live music by Kenny V (http://www.kennyv.com/), speeches, dancing, a limbo contest, a "2 Year Old" birthday party for the kids with costumes and fun activities. We are thrilled to have been able to help single moms and their children in our community for 2 years now, helping the women that are falling through the cracks of the system, supporting and encouraging them and providing a safe, warm environment to come to learn and grow. We asked the moms to write down, "What do you think of yourself, as a single mom." Here are some of their answers:
"I am great! I am strong! I am love! I am aware that I am able to overcome adversity and tenacity will be driving force...bring joy for the ride! I am confident for the first time in 10 years! I am happy and independent! I am focused...to have overcome, where I am and where I shall go proudly! I am alive! I am happy! I am strong! I am brave! I am in love with me! I am grateful for everything in my life!"
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The Toronto Star Wrote An Article on Us!
Check out this fantastic article about INCITE A Single Moms Support Group in the Toronto Star on March 4, 2011. Amanda Lee, one of our moms, shared openly her story, her experiences as a single mom and how INCITE has made a difference in her life. This full page article includes interviews from other moms in our group, information about our programs and services, photos of some of our families and activities, what little help is out there and why organizations like INCITE, offering support and affordable solutions, are desperately needed in every community across Canada.
We Have Expanded!
Exciting news! Thanks to the support of Jennifer Potter and Evangel Pentecostal Church, we have expanded to a new community, launching on Wednesday February 20 in Oakville. Besides our programs in Burlington, we now offer a Weekly Support Meeting and a Weekly Children's Program weekly, for single moms and their children on Wednesday mornings from 9:45-11:45 am. Snacks, coffee and tea are provided. Join us weekly for open discussions, guest speakers, "Sharing Pennies," a Mentor Program, fitness, meditation and more! Cost: Only $2 per person. We are thrilled to able able to offer support, encouragement, guidance, direction and opportunities for empowerment to single moms in the Oakville community! Volunteers, Guest Speakers, Fitness experts and Children's Program volunteers are needed! If you are interested or have any questions, please e-maill firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Another interview on Cogeco's FYI Program with Joe Ferroni about INCITE launching in Oakville on Feb 20, 9:45 -11:45 am at Evangel Pentecostal Church (3rd Line and Rebecca). We will be offering a Weekly Support Meeting and a Weekly Children's Program every Wed morning. Volunteers, support and Guest Speakers needed!
Our Children's Program
Monica from Power Yoga Canada visits our Weekly Support Meetings once a month to teach a yoga class to our moms and then to our children. Thought you might enjoy some photos of the kids trying out their new yoga moves! Adorable!
Upcoming Social Events
Long Point Campground
Join us at Long Point for a great camping experience! Come with your children and/or share with another INCITE family and enjoy a beautiful beach, playground, group campfires, barbeque dinners, sand and surf and relaxation, with a group of other single mom families! So pack your tent, sleeping bags, pillows, barbeque, clothing, food, sand toys, flashlights and more and come out and have some outdoor fun! For more details, email email@example.com.
INCITE members, we're giving you lots of notice to save up and join us at YMCA Camp Wanakita again this year! From Friday October 18-Sunday, Oct 20 we will be away in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands, enjoying the gorgeous outdoor setting, complete with canoeing, kayaking, high and low ropes, hiking, archery and more! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants and Donations!
Thank you to Knights of Columbus and Port Nelson Church/Pilkey Fund for their financial support! We appreciate and are very grateful for the much-needed support from our community, that assists us in being able to continue to offer our programs and services that help single mom families-in-need, in our community.Rotary Partnership Golf Tournament...A fundraiser for INCITE A Single Moms Support Group
It was an honor to be chosen by the Central Rotary to be a co-partner in this prestigious, annual Partnership Golf Tournament at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club. This was a wonderful opportunity to share with the community more about the struggles and challenges that single moms face in our community and how INCITE is truly making a difference.
Beth Hudson, Executive Director of INCITE and Jamie Edwards, President of Rotary Central
We are thrilled to announce that the Golf Tournament raised $30 000 for INCITE A Single Moms Support Group! Thank you to the Central Rotary for their support, compassion to help families-in-need and all of their time and efforts to make this event a huge success! The tournament raised $25 000 for Joseph Brant Hospital, as well.
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