RAFFLE #32: Progressive Jackpot is OVER $15,900 with only 21 cards left. Tickets at CamroseChaseTheACE.org until 6 PM OCTOBER 5
The Camrose Service Club Group is offering a Chase the Ace Progressive Raffle. Every 2-week event will feature a deserving charity to receive a portion of the ticket sales during that event as well as also supporting our major charity - the Hospice Society. Tickets and more information is available at CamroseChaseTheAce.org. Our current Featured Charity is:
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Flagstaff County (DPIL Flagstaff County) will receive 20% of ticket sales from this event to provide books to children under five in Flagstaff County. It costs about $43.00 to gift one child a new book each month for a year.
In March 2020, three community minded women looked to share their dedication to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books. Their journey culminated in January 2021, when through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, they started gifting books free of charge to children in Flagstaff County from birth to age five. Reaching out to local community partners - individuals, businesses, and service groups they have kept books flowing to mailboxes every month since then.
There are 246 children in Flagstaff County now receiving a book every month and over 3,500 books have been gifted through their program.
The children are excited to go to the box office or open their mailbox, they are excited about reading!
Dolly Parton Imagination Library serves Canada, United States, Ireland, Australia, and the UK. To date over 188,754,500 books have been gifted to children under five in these countries. The Dolly Parton Foundation sources new, age-appropriate books to mail to children registered in the area at no cost to the family. DPIL Flagstaff County pays about $3.55 for each book gifted. With current registrations, about $12,000 needs to be raised each year.  The amazing Flagstaff County community has generously supported this reading and literacy program.
See if there is an Imagination Library close to you at https://imaginationlibrary.com/ca/
The Hospice Society of Camrose and District (HSCD) is excited to have been chosen as the major project recipient for the Chase the Ace Progressive raffle. 20% of ticket sales from every event in the raffle is designated for donation to HSCD. This event the spotlight is on:
Grief Support Groups
Our eight-week grief support group gives those who are grieving the tools and skills they need to help move through their grief. Volunteer grief program facilitator, Mary Ann Pastuck, said the group is for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one: either a spouse, child or parent.
“These people are living through the death of a loved one. They need some help moving through the grief process.”
Pastuck said the process of talking among the group helps the participants realize they are not alone. Talking through their feelings is a pathway through their grief.
If someone you know would benefit from our grief support group, or any of our programs contact our office at 780-608-0636. Our programs are free, but we rely on your donations so we can help those in need.
Thank you for your support of this fundraising and community building project of the Camrose Service Clubs Group - you are making a difference in our communities.
Learn more about our charities at CamroseChasetheAce.org
Tickets available at CamroseChaseTheAce.org
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