Unique evening for a good cause
Looking for a unique night out? A delicious Indian buffet meal? A chance to bid on an amazing range of silent auction items? An opportunity to support a local organization that provides loving homes and care for nearly 1,500 children, women, and seniors?
One of our area’s most special evenings is set to take place Saturday, October 20 at the Maxville Sports Complex.
The Child Haven Annual Dinner is the signature fundraising event for Child Haven International, a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino, and their friends Dr. Nat and Kulwant Shah, to assist orphaned children and women who are severely destitute and have nowhere else to turn.
Child Haven operates eight homes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and has a child support project in Tibet, and, with no corporate sponsors or ongoing government support, relies on the generosity of individuals and families, solely through donations and events like the local dinner and auction October 20.
This year’s event will feature an especially wide array of silent auction items from local businesses, in addition to the one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewellery, art, and other goods from Child Haven’s home countries that dinner attendees have come to expect.
The auction begins when the doors open at 6 p.m., and continues to the final ringing of the bell at 9 p.m. The Indian buffet dinner, catered by The Quirky Carrot, will begin at 7 p.m.
The evening will feature musical entertainment by Grace Graham and will be co-hosted by CBC Ottawa Morning’s Robyn Bresnahan and Kinnon Lajoie. As always, a highlight of the event is the opportunity to meet Child Haven founders Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino, and to be inspired by updates from the homes and the experiences of former volunteers, who have witnessed first-hand the impact that this grassroots organization, born out of a farmhouse in Glengarry, has had on thousands of children.
“Fred and Bonnie have given a chance for a better life, but you’ll never hear them brag about this achievement,” says Dinner Committee co-chair Julie Slater. “The evening provides a chance to celebrate this international success story, and the ideals and values that Child Haven stands for – non-violence, equality, simple living, and respect for every religion.” You may reserve tickets calling Child Haven at (613) 527-2829 or Julie Slater at (613) 525-1104, or via email at email@example.com To ensure a spot, RSVP by October 13.
HUMANITARIANS: Child Haven. Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino, founders of