The Alzheimer Coffee Break Campaign contributes over $16,000 each year to the incredible work of the Alzheimer Society of Brant. Companies and organizations throughout our region participate in the campaign that supports essential dementia programs.
Left to right: Julie Baetz, Shelley Keats, Amy Alford, Diane Paxton, Clara Paxton, Wendy Andrews (back), Lisa Olinyk, Whitney Deane (back), Samantha Dykstra, Sean Gilroy, Alex Vivian.
Candace Kingyens, Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving at Alzheimer Society of Brant says that the annual Coffee Break Campaign is now in its 21st year and 100% of proceeds go directly to their programs and services running free in our community.
“We focus on those impacted by dementia as well as their caregivers through a wide range of programming. We offer crisis support and counselling, education seminars, health promotion and exercise programs.”
Millards has been participating in the Coffee Break Campaign for the past 4 years. Shelley Keats from Millards organized the campaign.
“We had some generous Millards team members bake muffins for the four Alzheimer Coffee Breaks that took place every Wednesday from September 28th to October 19th. Staff members eagerly bought muffins and their contributions really added up over the duration. Millards raised a new record donation for 2016 of $2,020.”
Kingyens believes that a caring and dedicated community makes the difference for Brantford/Brant.
“Millards is one of our top 3 fundraisers along with our other major corporate sponsors, Bulk Barn and FreshCo. This year Millards matched employee donations, which made this their highest Coffee Break Campaign total yet.
In addition to the Alzheimer Coffee Break Campaign, Millards participates in the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s event and the Forget-Me-Not Golf Tournament as Bronze level sponsors.
“With a ten year track record of Alzheimer Society of Brant support, we truly appreciate Millards. Without Millards and other like-minded community partners, we certainly would not be able to continue to do what we do in Brantford and Brant County.”