As siblings, we've grown to be very proud and passionate about the events we've worked on since 2016. Raising funds, awareness and other items for communities across Ontario, we're proud to share our story and how we ended up in our Sunday Best.
PJs and Pancakes at Home & PJs and Pancakes in the Park
As three siblings, growing up we spent weekend mornings sharing pancake breakfasts in our PJs. For us, the meaning behind our PJs and Pancakes events were that for many kids and siblings battling Cancer across Ontario, PJs often meant illness, treatment and time spent away from loved ones. In 2017, we created PJs and Pancakes in the Park; a town pancake breakfast in support of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. In 2018, we launched PJs and Pancakes at Home over Thanksgiving Weekend. The support we received in our first two years was incredible. In 2020, the success of our third pancake event, Spread the Love lead us into our fourth and final PJs and Pancakes Event. In total, we raised over $180,000 for POGO and donated over 200 breakfasts to families supported by POGO over the years.
Raising Our Hands
In the midst of Covid, we held Raising Our Hands in support of Community Living Central York - an organization close to our hearts that helps people with intellectual disabilities like our Aunt Joan and Cousin Brad. We created and delivered a special box of medical supplies and arts and crafts to 130 Community Living residents with intellectual disabilities. Celebrating with a parking lot parade in Aurora to encourage residents to show off their crafts - they were so proud! In 2020 we raised $10,000 in addition to the PPE supplies and crafts for direct support of Community Living.
Sporting Goods Drive for First Nations Communities
In 2016, with the help of our friends, family and the Aurora Tigers Peewee AE Hockey Team, we held a sporting goods drive to benefit low income families, schools and First Nation Communities in Northern Ontario! We collected new and gently used sporting goods filling 185 hockey bags and 176 boxes of equipment. Along with countless bikes, hockey sticks, skis, racquets and more! We filled a full 18-wheel tractor trailer that then drove over 2000km to communities including Grassy Narrows Reserve, Wabaseemoong First Nations, Shoal Lake First Nations and More!