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“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”  – Job 33:4

JOIN US TO EXTEND HANDS OF HELP & HOPE

HORS D’OEUVRES AT 5:00 PM, SEATING BY 6:00 PM
RSVP BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2016

Love for Christ and love for human life are the foundation of the Pregnancy Care Centre’s mission. Over the past 32 years the PCC has extended help and hope to women and men in unexpected pregnancies.  The PCC exists so that no one in Toronto needs to believe that abortion is their only option. Every year, the PCC hosts a dinner inviting friends to be encouraged by stories of transformed lives, to be challenged by new opportunities for outreach, and to enjoy an evening of food, fellowship, and music.

The PCC invites you to “Giver of Life”: PCC Annual Dinner 2016. The dinner will be held at the elegant Markham Convention Centre. Hear from our speaker Robbie Symons, Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville. Enjoy musical performances from our special musical guest,  Joy Lapps-Lewis. Hear the stories of women and families whose lives have been transformed. The support of individuals and churches who share our mission is vital to our ability to extend help and hope to more families in the future. Come and hear about what the PCC has been doing in Toronto and how you can help! Read on to learn more about table sponsorship or where to buy tickets.


How can I help?

  1. Plan to Attend!

We would love to see you come out to this year’s Annual Dinner. Look forward to taking a giant step of growth with the PCC as we take on a banquet hall for the second time! Count on a great night of food, fellowship, and sharing of PCC ministries. Tickets are $45 each or $400 for a table of 10 and can be purchased by cash, cheque, or credit card online. Tables of 10 will be granted reserved seating. Smaller parties will be subject to open seating.

Please note that all tickets must be purchased by November 4th. Tickets cannot be sold at the door as our venue requires a guest count by November 4th.

  • Cash or Cheque… If you would like to purchase your tickets by cash or cheque, please fill out this form to hand in to the PCC either in person or by mail. Please use exact change. Please make cheques payable to “Pregnancy Care Centre”. Please do not send cash via mail. Don’t forget to register your guests by clicking here to inform us of any food allergies your guests may have.
  • Credit card online … If you would like to purchase your tickets by credit card, please click here. Please note that if you are purchasing a table, you will be prompted to register all your guests upon purchase. You will be required to specify any food allergies your guests may have upon purchase.

  1. Promote the Dinner!

As we are holding our annual fundraising dinner at a banquet hall,  we will need the help of all of our friends to promote the event and help us sell tickets so that every seat is filled! Our goal is to have 700+ people attending the dinner this year. Consider inviting a family member, your spouse, a friend, or anyone who may enjoy hearing about PCC ministries. See the section above for payment details.

You are welcome to drop by our offices in North York or Scarborough to pick up flyers and posters. See below for address details.
Alternatively, you can download the poster and flyer to print at home!

  • North York Location – 638A Sheppard Ave. West, Suite 213 (Bathurst & Sheppard) 
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Scarborough Location – 7601 Sheppard Ave. East, (Morningside & Sheppard) 
    Tuesday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, Wednesday Evening: 4:00-9:00 pm

  1. Consider Hosting a Table!

Here’s how it works …

  • As a table host, you will be taking on the responsibility of purchasing a table for 10 people at the discounted price of $400. See the section above for payment details.
  • Invite your friends or your church to join your table. If your guests would like to contribute to the cost of the table, you will be responsible as a host to collect their contributions prior to purchasing the table. Tables of 10 will be granted reserved seating. Smaller parties will be subject to open seating.

  1. Consider Becoming a Corporate Sponsor!

If you are a business owner, or community leader who agrees with our mission to help women so they are not alone through an unexpected pregnancy, you can raise awareness of your business in our community and help us underwrite the costs of our special events. For more information, click here.

Cheques can be written out to Pregnancy Care Centre. Alternatively, sponsorship payments can be made online here.


  1. Donate!

Our goal is to raise $50,000 at this year’s annual fundraising dinner. Please note that ticket purchases only cover the cost of the event and are not tax receiptable. There will be an opportunity at the dinner to make a contribution toward women and families in unexpected pregnancies. However, if you would like to make a contribution now, click here.


  1. Pray!

Subscribe to our Prayer Link we email out every Wednesday and share the requests for prayer from the PCC with your friends.


  1. More Ways to Help:

Consider some of the volunteer opportunities we have available.

  • Please sign up here to provide us with your contact information, skills and availabity you would like to volunteer.
  • After fulfilling your volunteer commitments, you may report your hours here.

 Any other questions?

Call 416-229-2607 to reach us at our North York Office or email us at events@pregnancycarecentre.org.

 

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First Response Relay 2016

Let’s walk together and show them we care.

$50,000 represents the support of 100 pregnant women and their families this year.

Register      |      Participate      |      Donate Online     |      Create an Online Fundraising Page |     Pledge Form
Promotional Resources      |      Corporate Sponsors       |      FAQ       |      Tips      |      Other Ways to Help       |     Online Fundraising

Get sponsors.
Collect pledges.
Walk or run 5K.
Let’s show we care!

The 2016 First Response Relay will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016. Check back regularly for updates.

Love for Christ and love for human life are the foundation of the Pregnancy Care Centre’s mission. Over the past 31 years, the PCC has supported women and men in pregnancy decision making. No one needs to believe that abortion is their only option.

Relays require individuals working together. How beautiful it is when Christians unite to support women who are pregnant and alone. Let’s be the hands and feet of Christ. Let’s walk together and show them we care!

 


How Can You Participate? 

Step 1: Register Online

Register online to let us know you plan to walk 5 km with our PCC Moms on Saturday, May 7, 2016! Last year, approximately 300 people came out to walk/jog/run with us in the 35C sun. The relay begins 9:00 AM at Spring Garden Church at 112 Spring Garden Ave, Willowdale, ON, M2N 3G3 (near Yonge & Sheppard). Plan to arrive by 8:30AM to hand in your forms, grab some coffee, and/or collect your T-Shirt*. Come out this Mother’s Day Weekend in support of our PCC Moms and their families! Click here to register.

 

Step 2: Collect Pledges

Donate_Graphic_2We have T-shirts and food prepared for everyone who collects donations of $20 or more. Set a goal for yourself. Your goal might be to ask 20 people to support you, or you can decide to raise $500. The PCC is counting on $50,000 being raised at this year’s Relay in order to provide critical support services for expectant moms this year.

If you have participated in our Relays in the past, you can download the printable pledge form here. If you would like to utilize our promotional resources to help you in collecting pledges, click here to download them. We are excited to tell you that this year, the PCC has made it easier for you to collect pledges online. Additionally, pledges can be made online with a credit card or through PayPal. If you have never done this before, don’t worry we’ll walk you through it!

H E R E ‘ S   H O W   W E ‘ R E   M A K I N G   I T   E A S I E R – O N L I N E   D O N A T I O N S
Click here for instructions on how you can create an Online Fundraising Page for the PCC. If you require help, please email us and we can set this up for you. Team up with your church, family, and/or friends to collectively raise $500 to support one family, $1000 to support two families, or $1500 to support three families for twelve months! This is a great way to ask your friends to sponsor you and raise awareness of PCC services at the same time. TIP: If you choose to create an Online Fundraising Page, share it on all your social media! See how to do this by clicking here. Let all your friends know that you are walking PCC’s Relay 2016 and that they can contribute to your fundraising goal.

W H A T  A R E   T H E   A D V A N T A G E S   O F   J O I N I N G   A   T E A M ?
In the past, individual participants have focused on reaching out to people in their family, friends, work, and church circles. However, in teaming up with even just 1 other person, you could double the family, friends, work, and church circles you are reaching out to. Additionally, we’ve made it easier for participants this year to reach out to their Facebook friends, and Twitter Followers. If you had a team of 3 and all 3 of you were to share your Online Fundraising Page on Facebook & Twitter, you would be tripling the amount of people you are reaching out to for pledges! This is a great way to ask your friends to sponsor you and raise awareness of PCC services at the same time. TIP: If you choose to create an Online Fundraising Page, share it on all your social media!

If you will not be collecting pledges, you are still very much welcome to walk in the Relay. A donation towards the food is greatly appreciated.

Step 3: Walk, Jog, or Run 5 km

Bring your running shoes, pledge form, and collected pledges. Our relay will be taking place (rain or ‘shine) on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Plan to arrive by 8:30AM. Finish off the morning with a free* BBQ, T-shirt, and prizes (*participants who raise $20 or more receive free lunch and a T-shirt). Don’t forget to bring out your friends and family!

C A N ‘ T   M A K E   I T ?
If you can’t join the Relay, you can still help make a difference by collecting pledges or giving a donation to someone who is walking in the Relay. Click here to find someone to donate to.

 


Tips for Collecting Donation Pledges

    • Set a goal for yourself
    • Make the first pledge so others can see your personal commitment
    • Carry your pledge form with you wherever you go so you are always prepared
    • Collect the money as people sign your pledge form
    • Create an Online Fundraising Page and share it on all your social media! This way you can direct sponsors who would like to donate by credit card or PayPal to wherever you’ve shared your Page link. More information here.
    • Let your sponsors know that they can they can use cash or cheque (payable to the Pregnancy Care Centre) or credit card online and that all donations over $20 will be issued a tax receipt
    • Check with your work’s HR department to see if your company participates in a corporate matching program

  • Let friends, family, co-workers, church, and neighbours know why you are collecting pledges for donations, what it means to you, and why it’s important. Let them know that the Pregnancy Care Centre exists to support men and women in pregnancy decision making. No one needs to feel that abortion is their only option.

 


 

Corporate Sponsors

Are you a business owner concerned about supporting men and women making pregnancy decisions? Please consider supporting PCC’s First Response Relay. 100% of the funds you contribute will go directly toward helping families in need. Your company name and logo will be featured in multiple platforms, depending on your sponsorship level. See the Corporate Sponsorship Letter for full details. Thank you!

 


F.A.Q.

Where is the Relay?     The Relay begins at Spring Garden Church at 112 Spring Garden Ave, Willowdale, ON, M2N 3G3 (near Yonge & Sheppard). We will be stopping at church relay checkpoints along the 5K route.

Why is it called a Relay?     Relays require individuals working together. How beautiful it is when Christians unite to support women who are alone and pregnant. Let’s be the hands and feet of Christ. Let’s walk together and show them we care!

How do I register myself or my Relay Team?     Click here to register. Please call us at 416-229-2607 or email us at events@pregnancycarecentre.org if you have any questions. A team can be a minimum of 1 person.

Is there parking available?     Yes. The Relay begins and ends at Spring Garden Church. There is parking available at the church and on Kenneth Ave. Please note: there is no parking allowed on Spring Garden Ave. Sheppard-Yonge Station is a 10 minute walk away.

Can I bring my children?      Absolutely! This isn’t a race, so the Relay is stroller and kid friendly. There are several playgrounds along the route. There are also church checkpoints where you can stop for drinks and washrooms.

You say there are prizes? a BBQ? T-shirts? Yes, indeed. We will be drawing prizes for all sorts of categories during the BBQ. Those who collect pledges of $20 or more will receive free lunch and a free T-shirt.

What if I don’t have a Relay Team? No problem! You can be a Team of 1!There will be plenty of people of all ages for you to walk with and meet.

 


 

What if I can’t participate on May 7th?

  • Click here to make a donation online
  • Donate through someone else you know who is participating in the Relay
  • Collect donation pledges and ask someone else to walk in your place – You can do this using our printable Pledge Form or Online

Create a fundraising page online. This is a great way to ask your friends and at the same time raise awareness of PCC services.  If you have never done this before, we have set up a fundraising page for you to personalize.  We want to make it as easy for you as this is a new tool. You can download instructions. If you require help please email us.  A printable pledge form is also available, if you prefer that instead.  You can find the Relay poster here.

If you can’t join the Relay, you can still help make a difference by collecting pledges or giving a donation to someone who is walking in the Relay. Click here to donate!


Kendra has been walking the Relay since she could walk… and her family has been involved with the PCC since its conception around 1981.

 

Questions or Concerns?

Call us at the North York Office at 416-229-2607

or email us at events@pregnancycarecentre.org

Click here for volunteer opportunities.

 


 

See you at the First Response Relay!

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