A passionate Compass volunteer named Judi Willrich is hosting a fundraising event for The Compass on November 16/17 from 6 pm to 6 pm. We’d like to introduce you to her and encourage you to take part.

By Judi Willrich

Who am I? I am a self-employed make-up artist, hairstylist and photographer. I am always looking for my next gig creatively. If you’re in the Port Credit area, you’ll see me out in the clubs a lot, supporting the fabulous local musical talent we have.

I love music, I love dancing, and I love helping others, and I have been looking for a way to combine all of that.

So, I had this idea last year, to hold a 24-hour dance party to raise funds for The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre. I am thrilled that some of the talented bands and musicians I know have agreed to share some of their time and talent.

But I didn’t want to neglect people that want to be involved and show their support, but aren’t fond of dancing. So, I am calling this a Pajama Jamathon. I just want people to join us in this 24-hour challenge to stay awake and do whatever they’re passionate about—reading, crafting, gaming.

The first Pajama Jamathon in support of The Compass will run at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 82 (35 Front Street, Port Credit), from 6:00pm on Friday, November 16 to 6:00pm on Saturday, November 17. It is so easy to get involved. All you have to do is register here; your friends and family can sponsor you through the same link.

This time of year, when many people tend to overindulge their own appetites, I want people to think more about other people in our community who are less well-off.

The logo for the Pajama Jamathon was created by my friend Paul Heaslip of Third Wave Creative, and the banner was produced by my friends Steve Cusson and Bob Shae of Digital Edge Print & Media Services.

You can learn more about Judi Willrich by visiting her website.

 

 

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