CLICK’s 6th Annual Dinner to Make a Difference – held once again at Vancouver’s Café Medina – was CLICK’s most successful fundraising event in its 17-year history.
The 50 guests in attendance were reminded by emcee Fred Lee that in a city as wealthy as Vancouver, one in five children lives in poverty. Guests were moved by speaker Osaro Obaseki, who described what it was like growing up in poverty on the Downtown Eastside and overcoming barriers to go to university and law school to become a lawyer. Osaro is giving back by volunteering for non-profits in the inner city to help other young people achieve their dreams. Guests also heard about the serious problem of food insecurity and hunger for inner city children and youth from Amanda Adams of the CLICK-supported program Growing Chefs.
At the end of the evening, through the wonderful generosity of guests, CLICK had raised a total of $128,000, which will go to the many grassroots programs that rely on CLICK for support.
A huge thanks from the CLICK team to Café Medina owner Robbie Kane and his outstanding chefs and staff, to emcee and Honorary CLICK Champion Fred Lee, and to the guests who – through their caring and generosity – affirmed that every kid counts in Vancouver!