London fundraiser promotes investment in youth

January 5, 2018 by  

The 12th annual Breakfast for YOU fundraiser is coming up early next month to raise funds for important services and programs for teens and young adults in London and Middlesex County.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) is a registered charity formed in 1982 to help local area youth reach their full potential. Services offered to more than 3,600 young adults each year (between the ages 16-30 years) include education, employment search and skills training, housing and health and dental care. YOU believes that investing in youth today will lead to stronger communities tomorrow.

Breakfast for YOU is the charity’s most important fundraiser of the year. A local area youth named Madi Parks will speak at the event about the importance of YOU to the city. She will share her experiences from the streets in London, and how she became empowered to help herself and to help others overcome hardships.

Anyone wishing to support the charity by becoming an event sponsor is asked to contact Melanie Cole at melaniec@you.ca or 519-432-1112, extension 294. Sponsorship can include purchasing a table at the breakfast or making a financial donation to the charity. Corporate sponsors may be able to distribute flyers and other promotional products at the event.

The fundraiser will take place on February 8 from 7:00am to 8:45am at the London Convention Centre located at 300 York Street. Tickets cost $65 each and can be purchased through the Eventbrite website.