SONY DSCSarnia Muslim Association marked the 10th anniversary of the Fundraising dinners at their London Road location. It was a success. All tickets from both sittings were sold out as well as the take out dinners. Over 400 guests attended the well organized event. The food was excellent and the service was great. The people working at the take-out and in the parking lot did a woderful job. The participation of our young people was excellent.

This year, the dinner benefits two organizations, Canadian Mental Health and Sarnia-Lambton Rebound.

The Canadian Mental Health is concerned with identifying early warning signs of developing psychoses. Patients get an assessment and initiate treatment to reduce the impact of the symptoms. Early counseling programs are offered and integrated into school, work, social activities, family engagement and intervention, and community awareness.

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound ‘Thrive’ created a group to help youth attain the required non-cognitive skills to cope with such issues as disappointment, rejection, boredom, and to increase abilities in persistence, self-determination and mindfulness. Youth ages 12-14 leave the ten week Thrive Program more confident and assured of their value to friends, family and community. The program is designed to include all young people in Sarnia, regardless of background, status, race, and religion.

Our next Fundraising dinner will be sometime in November 2013. It will benefit an international cause. Stay tuned for more information about the next Fundraising dinner  where food and hospitality are our specialty.