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Cards for Charity 2015

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $100

Please join us for a fun day of poker that will help raise money for a great cause, Casa Posibilidades. They have set up an orphanage in Mexico to help the needs of abandoned and orphaned children in Mexico. They need your help with their ongoing expenses to continue their great work.

For more info visit:

“Casa Posibilidades Possibilities House” on Facebook or their website or watch this video.

You can help in 3 ways:

We will have professional dealers, poker tables and snacks/drinks for you during the day. It’s going to be a great atmosphere – so we’ll make sure you have fun while collectively we support a great cause!

1. Play in the tournament! (19 spots are already gone)

1st Place – $1500, 2nd Place – $700, 3rd Place – $300 (*Based on a 50-person tournament)

We are limiting it to only 50 players and tickets must be purchased online via EventBrite (or you email transfer the $100 to us).

2. Donation (or sponsor a player if you can’t play!)

Any amount will help cover expenses with running the event.
For any corporate sponsors (and individual) – we can give you a shout-out on the day of the event, mentions on the Facebook event and include you in the wrap-up email sent to everyone post-event.

3. Share this email with friends, family and colleagues!

We already have sign-ups, but need your help to get to 50 people.

A message from Rick Bursey, General director of Casa Posibilidades:

“Casa Posibilidades or Possibilities House is a labour of love that we have been working on for the last 3 ½ years. After working for 2 years with other homes and seeing the level, or rather the sub-par level of care given to many kids here, we realized a strong need to open our own Children’s Home and do it right. The battle has been a tough one because of all the recent changes the government has brought to the regulations for these types of institutions. The changes, although very much needed, have had a devastating affect on the existing homes in this state. About half have closed because of an inability or lack of desire to comply to all the new changes. Because of all of that, our licensing was delayed many times.

We are now in the process of setting up the home to receive children. Being that our part in the process is complete and we are just waiting on the government, they could literally ask us to take kids at a moment’s notice. That means we have a lot of start-up costs with things like uniforms, school supplies, initial groceries, staff pay, vehicles, safety equipment, etc. We have a plan for fundraising in the future and even a sponsorship program that we will be initiating. However, to help us begin, and over this initial hump… we need start-up funds! That is what the proceeds from this event will go toward. You will be literally be helping kids get a jump-start on a new life!

In a response to the fact that 90% of children aging out of children’s homes return to life in the streets, we have created Possibilities House. This home-style program elevates the level of care each child receives beyond providing food, shelter, and basic education. It is our vision to change the way in which children’s homes offer care to promote holistic healing and full redemption in the children’s lives so that they’ll not only reach their full potential, but will use that potential to give back in positive ways to better their communities. The children in our care will be raised in family settings maxing out at 8 children with their own set of house-parents, encouraging each child to feel like they have a family in which they ‘belong’. Along with this family life, kids will have a personalized life-plan that offers psychological and educational supports, sports and arts opportunities, and an educational plan that extends to university whenever possible. Possibilities House has a vision to raise up children who will see themselves as givers, not takers. They will understand that their value as human beings is not based on what they have but what they give.

We want to thank you on behalf of all the kids that will be affected by your support! Your generosity is much appreciated!”

We hope you can help – thank you!

Cheers,
Ara & Claudia

*FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS – so don’t delay in buying your tickets!
** All ticket sales are FINAL.

Venue

Event Room - Legion Road North
185 Legion Road North, Toronto, Ontario M8Y0A1 Canada
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