From time to
time, the Association hosts fundraising projects and events to benefit
the SACL, its particular programs or projects. Just as important
as monetary donations are the volunteers who pull together to make
an event or project happen. If you'd like to contribute in any way,
the Fundraising Coordinator, ph: (306) 955-3344; fax: (306) 373-3070
or email: [email protected].
regularly for upcoming events:
brighter Designing Spaces
SACL is a non-profit organization that supports individuals
with intellectual disabilities and their families to live
a good life in the community. The Designing Spaces concept
is a natural extension of this mission. What we didn’t
expect was the phenomenal response! Designing Spaces Contemporary
2003 welcomed more than 5400 people through the home. In addition
to this exceptional response, over 300 volunteers and over
100 suppliers helped to make the event successful. The end
result of all of this dedication was over $70,000 raised to
support SACL’s work.
and services donated from local businesses, a volunteer Design Team
united their artistic talents to create the East Meets West theme
both inside and outside the home. Without our volunteer Design Team
investing countless hours of time and energy, the fabulous East
Meets West theme would not come alive. We are very excited to have
back with us eight designers from last year and we are happy to
welcome eight new faces to our team.
Your ticket means a chance to win $1,000 gift certificate
once again are providing generous sponsorship support. You can look
forward to many new and innovative products from SaskTel in the
Designing Spaces home. The media is also a large part of the event;
CTV, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, C95 and Rock 102FM are going to
do their best to help everyone know all about Designing Spaces.
And of course, the collector’s magazine you all will receive
when you go through the home is being produced by Saskatoon’s
very own Renovations - Home Improvement & Design Magazine.
Each ticket purchased to Designing Spaces East Meets West 2004 allows
you to enter to win a $1,000 gift certificate from Pier One Imports.
The SACL has discovered that amazing things truly can happen when
so many dedicated players come together to benefit the community.
community, we remind you once again that Designing Spaces is a project
of the SACL, a non-profit organization that supports people with
intellectual disabilities and their families. Fundraising projects
like Designing Spaces are essential to help us to expand our programs
and services to reach more people with intellectual disabilities.
These include advocacy, employment opportunities, the Saskatchewan
Family Network, and Kids on the Block.
Exciting dinner party & auction October 29
Designing Spaces event will also reach people in a new way through
the addition of a fundraising Dinner Party held at the Top of the
Inn on October 29. This gala evening not only raises money for the
SACL but provides the opportunity to meet all of the designers participating
this year. There also will be a live auction with the chance to
bid on items from the home as well as other unique items that have
generously been donated by local suppliers. The entire night will
be filled with fun and surprises - wait until you see what
the theme is going to be!
Spaces East Meets West 2004 is sure to be another quality
event that not only raises funds so SACL can help individuals with
intellectual disabilities across the province, but will showcase
the rich talents of Saskatoon’s design community. All in all,
it’s an exciting event where everyone can share their strengths
and talents to create a better community.
meantime, for more information or to volunteer call the Fundraising
Coordinator at (306) 955-3344.
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