Clients and staff at a non-profit adult vocational facility in Windsor are counting on the community to help New Boundaries bounce back from a break-in.
Thieves raided New Boundaries’ Centennial Drive headquarters in August and made off with a safe containing cash and clients’ paycheques, a camera, a projector and the agency’s pickup truck.
Dee MacLeod, a community employment counselor with New Boundaries, says the break-in was the catalyst behind the Realizing Dreams Fundraiser slated for Oct. 20 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Windsor.
The idea behind the fundraiser, an evening of dinner and dancing, is to recoup some of the money lost in the theft,” said MacLeod.
“We want people to come out and support New Boundaries and see what we’re all about.”
New Boundaries offers programs designed to teach adults with diverse abilities life, employment and social skills. If the fundraiser is a hit, MacLeod says New Boundaries may be able to purchase equipment for the facility’s developing sensory room.
“It will be open to clients that have a little bit higher needs… it’s going to give them an opportunity to work in comfort.”
Guests at the Realizing Dreams Fundraiser will be treated to a turkey dinner served by the Windsor Lions Club and music by the Margie Brown Duo and Danielle Bourque. There will be a silent auction after dinner, and DJ G has signed on to bring the evening to a close.
Tickets can be purchased at New Boundaries for $30 per person or $250 for a table of 10. The doors are scheduled to open for the Realizing Dreams Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m.