The United Steelworkers Union and Family Tree Family Centre are teaming up for a first-ever fundraiser slated for Sunday.
The Family Tree Family Centre Fun Day is making Prince Charles Park a great place to be between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with loads of kid-enticing activities and a pancake breakfast by donation provided by the union.
FTFC executive director Susan Clarke said Thursday this is the debut for an event that the group hopes to host every year as its signature fundraiser. Everything is by donation, so it’s an affordable gathering for all.
“It’s based on the idea of getting families together,” she said, adding the activities will include lots of prizes, raffles, music, face painting and simple games like three-legged races.
Breakfast is available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Lollypop the Clown and the Interior Savings Fat Cat will make appearances.
Any money raised goes toward the centre’s general operations. It helps an average of 20 women every day.
Family Tree is a resource for mothers who are in recovery and need help in that process. It supports mothers who are learning how to engage with their children, keep calm, or provide healthy snacks and meals.
It provides a non-judgmental environment that has helped mothers and children improve their relationships and improve their lives.
Family Tree is located on West Victoria Street and was founded in 2005 by two mothers who saw the need for support for other young mothers in the downtown.
The centre offers a drop-in program for moms and kids, a mothers-for-recovery support group and a mentorship program that links up moms in recovery with mentoring volunteers.