THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE POWER OF ONE A SUCCESS!
THU JUL 14, 2016 AT PAINTBOX BISTRO
On behalf of For Youth Initiative (FYI), we are happy to announce that the 2016 Power of One was a great success.The event raised over $27,000 and will go a long way in supporting its programs and services.
The event was generously hosted and catered by Paintbox Bistro & Catering and featured a live DJ, a silent auction with great items and a photobooth with fun props. This year, we were honoured to have Tashauna Reid, CBC Arts & Entertainment Reporter, join us and host the event. She warmed our hearts with her personal Power of One story and guided the night with her friendly and charming personality. Executive Director Shaneeza Nazseer Ally also provided us with some highlights about For Youth Initiative’s programs and services and some thought-provoking remarks about the current needs of York South-Weston. The formal program then closed with youth performers Cadesha Williams and Zauwana Hollingsworth who enchanted us with their beautiful voices. Both of these young ladies are active participants in For Youth Initiative’s programs. Zauwana is frequently in the FYI studio and Cadesha is a member of the Y.E.A. (Youth Engagement Advisory) Committee.
For Youth Initiative sends a big thank you to the following valued supporters:
FYI Board and Committee Members- Thank you to the ongoing support from For Youth Initiative’s board of directors. Special thanks to the External Relations Committee: Andrew Alleyne, Aneep Dhade, Kelly Jackson, Doug Spooner, and Meghan Swinkels.
Service Donors- Vince Gobind from Invinceable International for donating DJ services and Navaneeth Panikan from NMP Photography for donating photography services.
Silent auction donors- Andrew Alleyne, Saeed Ally, Doug Brooks, Vince Gobind, and Navaneeth Panikan.
Event Donors- Delveen Garsi, Derek Hatoum, Horace Matthews, Michele Romanow, and Manal Youssef.
The event ran smoothly thanks to the team of youth that have joined For Youth Initiative for the summer and provided their invaluable support: Rahul Adams, Miguel Amaral, Moriessa Campbell, Vernelle Donnelly, Jamie Fangot, Linda Joseph, Oneika McDonald, Sakaria Mohamud, Tina Pahlevan, Fatema Panju and Nimo Sheikh.
And finally, a big thank you goes to our guests who joined us at this year’s Power of One!