RELEASE: Only 48hrs Left to Win the Spring Ka-Ching 50/50
Port Cares wants you to buy tickets to win some ‘Spring Ka-Ching’ this Sunday. The online fundraiser supports the agency’s Reach Out Centre Food Bank, which does not receive government funding for its poverty-relief services. This includes meals, the food bank and other family supports. They rely on donations and fundraising events like this lottery to help people in need.
“Every day our food bank is open for food distribution we are registering people and families who have never before in their lives had to turn to a food bank to get through tough times. Working families and low-income seniors are increasingly turning to our charity to put food on their table,” explains Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director of Port Cares.
Last year 1,700 people were registered to receive assistance through the food bank –that was up by more than 400 people at the beginning of the pandemic. Now the number of local residents has jumped exponentially to 2,698 – of which more than 34 per cent are children living in low income households.
To help families and people in need in South Niagara, Port Cares is running four 50/50 lotteries over the next 12 months with a target of raising $100,000 to assist those living in poverty. “Looking back a year ago, we never thought that the situation would be so dire post pandemic. Most disturbing is that we are seeing no signs that the economic and housing situation will soon improve. We need to rely on donations and our 50/50 lottery now more than ever before. We truly hope that if people have the capacity to purchase a ticket or donate they do so.”
Go to www.portcares5050.ca before 2:00pm on April 30th to get your tickets. Anyone in Ontario 18+ can purchase at three different price points:
· 5 tickets for $10;
· 20 tickets for $20; or
· 100 tickets for $40.
The cash winner will be selected on Sunday, April 30th at 2:01pm.
The biggest draw winner so far took home almost $43,000. A total of $259,405 has been won in Port Cares’ draws which began in the summer of 2020.
HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU WON:
One winner will be picked at 2:01pm and announced on a Facebook Live. They will then be phone directly, and the name and ticket number will be posted to Port Cares’ Facebook and Instagram accounts.