The Anglican Foundation of Canada’s (AFC) Say Yes! to Kids 2022 campaign received a $5,000 donation from the Diocese of New Westminster ACW giving a major boost to the two fundraising teams in the Diocese of New Westminster and bringing the national total to close to $25,000.
“We are deeply moved by this support from the New Westminster ACW,” says Dr. Scott Brubacher, Executive Director, AFC. “ACW groups across the country have been staunch supporters of the Say Yes! To Kids movement, and the Diocese of New Westminster ACW, in particular, has shown extraordinary generosity, providing leadership gifts to the campaign in both 2021 and 2022.”
“On behalf of the ACW Executive Board, of the Diocese of New Westminster,” says Gail Revitt, President, “we are pleased to be able to assist Say Yes to Kids to help youth build their connection to the church and the broader world and to help support related services for children in our Diocese.”
There are close to 20 fundraising teams nationwide in this year’s Say Yes! to Kids campaign. Fundraising goals range from $2,500 up to $25,000, and programs include: dramatic arts, student bursary funds, revamping youth spaces, and support for young people who are experiencing homelessness, just to name a few.
In the Diocese of New Westminster there are currently two teams who have joined the Say Yes! to Kids family, Christ Church Cathedral Youth Ministry and The Anglican Parish of the Church of the Epiphany, Surrey, Youth and Children's Ministies.