“My son came home a changed kid
with new confidence in himself that I
have never seen. – Nancy.”
After a wonderful summer of camp
adventures, the children and counsellors are home, tanned and rejuvenated. They cannot wait to go back –
for many, camp is a home away from
home. Since 2000, Generat ions
Foundation has sponsored 2,700
children to go to summer camp.
Thank you to everyone who made it
possible for all those kids to have a
summer they may not otherwise
have been able to experience.
Now, a new school year has begun.
Students are finding their way
around, being taught by new teachers, stocking up on school supplies
and new clothing – while exciting, it
can be overwhelming for many children and parents.
At Generations Foundation, we are
looking forward to our annual
fundraising Back to School Bagel-o-Thon Breakfast, hosted by the Morena
family of St. Viateur Bagel & Café on
Monkland Ave. in NDG, Sept 10.
If you are unable to attend, tune in
to Q92.5 from 5:30 to 9am; the station will be on location for the auction and other items of interest.
You’ll have many chances to win
great prizes. You’ll also be able to
meet Mike McLaughlin, well-known
Montreal portrait and courtroom
artist, at his canvas. We will introducing Elizabeth Hanley, the 15-year-old
West Islander who will soothe you
with her soulful voice. Elizabeth, a
self-taught guitarist whose musical
influences include The Beatles, Stevie
Wonder and Joss Stone, has performed and competed regionally.
Generations invites ever yone to
enjoy a delicious and complete breakfast with a generous serving of fresh
fruit and all the trimmings, a bagel of
your choice, straight out the oven, and
coffee. (Try the restaurant’s decadent
café viennois.) Afterward, you may
want to order a dozen or more bagels
to take home. One hundred per cent
of your purchase will boost the Generations Foundation food programs
for schoolchildren and their families.
So, when you bite into that bagel,
you’ll feel even better knowing your
purchase is also helping to feed a
child. We hope to surpass last year’s
Bagel-o-Thon total of $14,000.
The Back to School Bagel-o-Thon
Breakfast takes place at St. Viateur
Bagel & Café, 5629 Monkland in
NDG, Thursday, September 10 from
5:30 to 10am.
• • •
Our phones will soon be ringing off
the hook with requests from professionals in the schools who will teach
hungry and disheartened children
who cannot learn properly. The professionals know first-hand what Generations Foundation can accomplish.
We expect to provide nutritious
breakfasts, lunches and snacks to approximately 6,500 children daily.
Generous Montrealers can help.
Many children are bussed to and from
schools in other districts. Generations
works with professionals and volunteers to provide practical solutions to
help students of all ages stay in school.
Generations provides the necessities
for cooking classes to boost the students’ morale and skills. Leadership
students are involved in meal planning,
preparation, serving and cleaning up.
Many students benefit from our
food programs: mentally and physically challenged students as well as
those from dysfunctional families
and those whose parents struggle day
to day to make ends meet.
Generations provides refreshments
are for sports activities run by the
police or community centres.
The need for Generations Foundation services is increasing. To learn
more, please visit our website at
call us at 514-933-8585.