Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Roll out the barrel!!

Just four more days until our 3rd annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser!  It's taking place on Saturday October 22nd beginning at 7pm at the Millbrook Legion.  As in past years, we hope this will be a fun night for a great cause!  Pretzels, polkas and german beer will be available for those wishing to celebrate the harvest season.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and special for this year - a raffle for 4 day passes to Disney!

Our charity is small but does wonderful work in our community and provides great support and resources to young families.  To keep our services free we rely on fundraising!  We hope to see you at the Legion on Saturday night for a great cause!

Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 and are available at The Quilter's Bolt.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Another year of music & movement!

The Family Centre - with its partners Centennial Place and incredible volunteers Nancy and Lee - is delighted to announce the dates for our 2016 Music & Movement Session!!

As with past years, this program is FREE for local children 0-5 and their caregivers.  This is a wonderful multi-generational activity as Centennial Place residents are able to join in with the fun and music.  A snack is provided by Centennial Place.

The sessions run on alternate Mondays (dates below) from 10-11am and are offered on a drop-in basis.  No need to register!!

Parents are reminded to please keep their little ones at home if they are sick - this is very important due to the fragile health of some of the Centennial Place participants.

Oktoberfest 2016

Get ready for our 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration!

This is a great night out in Millbrook to support a worthy cause.  All money raised stays local and supports local children and their families.  Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 in advance!  Come out for a fun night of german beer, pretzels and dancing!

There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and lots of festive fall fun!  Hope to see you there.

Tickets are available at the Family Centre or at The Quilter's Bolt, 30 King Street East!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Latest Fundraising News!

We at the Family Centre are always looking for new and interesting ways to raise money.  Our latest project is with our friends at North Country Meats.  Please stop by the Family Centre, or call Terri (details below) for more information on how to order and to see the list of quality products, including many gluten free options.  We hear the salmon and the hot dogs are amazing!!  Please do consider placing and order and thanks once again for supporting our fundraising efforts.  Every penny raised stays here in our township and benefits local families!  Thanks!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Music & Movement

Our very popular (free!) Music and Movement program, brought to you with the generous support of Centennial Place and our amazing volunteers Lee and Nancy, continues in 2016! 

Dates are:  
Jan 11th and 25th
Feb 8th and 22nd
Mar 7th and 21st
April 4th and 18th
May 2nd, 16th and 30th

This free program, geared to kids under 5 and their parents/caregivers, takes place at Centennial Place in Millbrook on selected Mondays (usually every 2 weeks) from 10:00 - 11:00.  It features story telling, creative movement and music.  A snack is provided.  

To keep our friends at Centennial Place healthy and safe, please keep sick children at home.  Thank you for understanding.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's the most wonderful time of the year...!

We've had a bit of snow, and, the festive season is definitely in the air!  As with past years, the Family Centre holds one of its major fundraising efforts at this time of year.  The 'Win your Christmas Baking' raffle is a popular (and extremely yummy!) way to help us reach our funding targets.  We rely on the support of our families and volunteers who sell (and buy!) tickets, and donate the baked goods. You can sign up to volunteer to sell tickets or donate baking at the Family Centre.  Your generosity is so appreciated!  The Family Centre has a dedicated group of volunteers that need to raise between $5000 and $7000 each year, and it can be a struggle!  We rely on community support for every penny!  Please consider taking part in this raffle!

We'll also see you at one of the most magical nights of the year - Millbrook's Old Tyme Christmas - on Thursday December 3rd.  We'll be on the main street with a festive craft for children, and also will be selling raffle tickets!  See you there!

We need volunteers to sell tickets on Saturday November 28th outside of Millbrook Foodland, at Old Tyme Christmas on Thurs. Dec. 3rd, and, during the Santa Claus parade on Sat. Dec. 5th.  Please visit us on Facebook and send us a message if you can help!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Thank you!

Thank you SO much to the lovely folks who came out on Saturday night to support the Family Centre at our Oktoberfest event. Thanks especially toRelic's Boat for their amazing music and enthusiasm (seriously, they brought a Tuba!). Thanks too to the wonderful businesses in our community who donated silent auction items. Also, thanks to Kirk H., who won the 50/50 draw and then donated his winnings back to us! And finally thanks to the many volunteers who cooked sausages, decorated, sold tickets, and worked at the event - your help was so greatly appreciated!  We raised over $1,400 an could not have done it without your support! Thank you!