Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca

Recently the owner of Connexion Photography wrote to share information about the Yellow Heart Fundraiser that will take place this Saturday, March 8, 2014.  The event will benefit Families at the Centre, a non profit organization that helps new immigrants and pregnant women in need with free prenatal classes; a free doula programme; food; educational materials; food vouchers for fresh foods not covered by food bank programmes; and, taxi vouchers for pregnant women who can’t afford to travel by car to the hospital when they are in labour. The main programme in this organization is the South Community Birth Programme.

The participants in this programme are new immigrants settling in Canada or families who have been seriously affected by the current economic recession.  Sadly it was confirmed last fall that British Columbia has the highest rate of child poverty in Canada.   One in five children in British Columbia and their family members live in poverty.

This fundraising event will coincide with the grand opening of this photography studio which focuses on maternity, newborn, babies, children and family portraits.  The owner of the photography studio and his wife were referred to this programme by their family doctor and greatly benefited from the prenatal and doula classes.  The owner’s goal is to raise $2,000 from an auction of photography works and sale of photography books. All profits from the auction and sale will go to the Families at the Center programme.

Details

Exhibition, Auction and Sale of Photography Books

Location: #209 – 8040 Cartier Street, Vancouver, BC
Official Programme Time: 5:00 – 8:30  (Open afterwards)
Light food and drinks will be served

Please let your friends and colleagues know about this event by sharing this information via word of mouth or by E-mail or social media sharing.  This is a tangible way to help new Canadians and families have a strong start in British Columbia and in life.

For more information you can also check out the Connexion Photography Facebook page, a gallery of their work, and the South Community Birth Programme Facebook page.

You can comment about this posting using the comment function below or on the BCFamily.ca Facebook page. Your contribution matters so don’t be shy!

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