Flo’s Seniors Health and Care Programs Network Inc. and Rhythm Movements Community Association, will be hosting a raffle with the aim of utilizing partial proceeds to provide food, gifts and transportation for two needy families (one senior and one family) in our community. While many of us are celebrating with our families with gifts and a good meal, there are seniors and families within the National Capital Region (NCR)-Ottawa that have nothing to eat; and/or no gifts for their children. Although our aim is two families, last year thanks to the community we were able to assist 9 families, it is our hope to break that record this year.

The Christmas raffle will be drawn on December 16th, 2022, which will give us enough time to purchase and deliver the gifts. In the hopes of inspiring early sales we will have an Early Bird virtual draw of $500 on the 28th of October 2022 at 7pm.

The mandate of Flo’s is as follows: provide resources and services for family members/caregivers of seniors; provide an outlet for Afro-Caribbean seniors within the Ottawa community and provide resources and assistance to seniors seeking services and products within the community – www.floseniors.ca. The mandate of Rhythm:  is to provide a platform within the Community where youth have an avenue to express themselves in a positive and productive manner.  To assist youth in understanding the benefits of being engaged within their own community, promoting and practicing a strong sense of civic, intergenerational and community engagement which will in turn enhance their lives. To promote artistic, athletic, self- awareness, self-management and leadership values in the youth.- www.rhythmmovements.ca

It is our hope that you will consider purchasing booklets towards the costs of providing for these families this Christmas.  Should you not wish to keep the book, you may donate the book to a senior or a young person over the age of 19. As well, if you wish to make a donation for the seniors/families, Flo’s Seniors can provide you with an official tax receipt.

In an effort to garner community support we are selling raffle tickets with prizes such as 1st prize $1,000.00, 2nd Prize – $500.00, 3rd Prize Festive basket valued at $250.00. Along with these prizes the Early Bird draw is $500.00. You have the option of e-transferring your funds by email to: [email protected] and we will mail your tickets to you.

For further information and tickets please contact one of the following:

Joanne Robinson (613) 292-3375               

Ashley Lewis (613) 983-3282

Judith Headley (613) 807-2866

On behalf of Flo’s Seniors and Rhythm Movements, thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.