The proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child.” On Saturday September 16th, the “village” of south Mississauga came together to raise funds for our neighbours experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Our 17th Annual Walk the Walk for The Compass took place and the community came out in droves to walk, run, cycle and enjoy.
All of us at The Compass would like to thank everyone who took part in The Walk and vaulted us past our $85,000 goal. The funds are still being counted and verified, and we will have a firm number to report very soon. All of the money raised will be used to purchase healthy and nutritious food and hygiene items for our ever-increasing number of clients.
We would like to thank our fantastic sponsors who helped make this year’s event possible. Our Lead Event Sponsor – Khatambakhsh Real Estate Team who also sponsored the incredible Kids Zone that was so popular at The Walk. To Petro-Can Lubricants who sponsored the Registration Booth and to Vulcan Investments that sponsored the new t-shirts. Our Welcome Kits were sponsored by Tile Solutions and the Walk Bibs by AtlasCare Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. Thank you, Anuja Pereira Real Estate, for sponsoring the road signs, Willow Dental for taking care of the Water Bottles and Alpha Marketing who sponsored the wrist bands. Our silent auction was made possible by more than 40 local businesses who donated such fantastic items to bid on.
To all the volunteers who assembled the Walk Kits, helped set up and take down the tents, tables and other items, who helped BBQ, supervise the Kids Zone, and general grounds and a great number of other volunteers – thank you all.
Thanks, SMFX for your Halloween Costume and Décor Exchange tent along with the Seed Exchange that was there. Thanks Stephen Uhraney, Compass resident volunteer photographer for the pictures you took that will remind us for years. To Larry, our DJ from Camelot. Thank you to the Church of St. Mark Lutheran allowed us to use their beautiful greenspace again this year.
Thank you to Caroline, Cathy, Danielle, and Jason, our core Walk team who worked together for 6 months to put the event together. And a final thanks to Allison who played such a big role behind the scenes again this year and was Melinda’s right-hand throughout the summer.
Mississauga – You ROCK. We are so grateful for what you do year after year to help support those in need of food and who are homeless. THANK YOU!