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LETTER: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party raises $10,235 for shelter

Inn From the Cold thanks organizers, sponsors, volunteers for supporting its emergency shelter program with their annual fundraiser
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Ann Watson, executive director, Inn From the Cold (from left), Bill Gianopoulos, Market Brewing Co., Brian Morris and Jordon Bickley, organizers of the annual fundraiser, Michael Bancheri, sponsor, TOTO/MLSE, and Martha Berry, administrative and volunteer coordinator, Inn From the Cold. $10,235.50 was raised at the 2nd annual J & B's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party fundraiser. Debora Kelly/NewmarketToday

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Inn From the Cold would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Lighthouse Legal Services, the Market Brewing Co. and the J & B's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party organizing committee, including event co-founder Jordan Bickley, Rachel Bickley, Christine Melnik, Gillian Marsh, Tal Trainer, Piers Simpkin, and Bill Gianopoulos, for choosing us as recipients of their fundraising event held on Dec. 8, 2018. Your very generous donation is indispensable to our mission to relieve hunger and homelessness in York Region.

Inn From the Cold is a registered charity, providing shelter and support services to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in York Region. Proceeds from this event will support the Emergency Shelter Program, which operates from November to April every year. The Shelter provides meals, clothing, and opportunities to engage with others, with 4,732 stays/year.

J & B's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was indeed a joyous event. We thank you for your incredible support. Everyone had a wonderful evening!

On behalf of those in need in our community, thank you for your generosity of spirit and for taking time out of your busy lives to support some of our community’s most vulnerable.

Ann Watson, Inn From the Cold