Celebrating Community Champions 2020


$3,015 raised of $20,000 goal
15.075% Complete
1 month Remaining
Campaign Ends Oct. 31, 2020
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Celebrating Community Champions ... from fashion show to virtual giving event!

For 24 years, Empower Simcoe (formerly Simcoe Community Services) has held an annual fashion show fundraiser to celebrate the people we support. Since we can't sell tickets to an indoor show this year,  we're embracing a new approach we're calling a Virtual Giving Event.

From September 10 to October 22, share the great news about Celebrating Community Champions with your friends, family, and co-workers. Join as an Individual and create your own personal fundraising page (it's easy!), then invite others to contribute. You can also Create a Team or join an existing team (Find a Person or Team) and work together towards a common goal.

There's no fee to register! You can set your own goal and start fundraising right away. Or donate to the campaign or to a friend or a friend's team to help them reach their fundraising goal, then invite others to contribute by sharing a link with the hashtag #EmpowerMore.

Funds raised help pay for new mobility and accessibility equipment, respite care for families, recreational and educational programming for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, and much more. 

We suggest a minimum donation of $35 - the cost of a Fashion Show ticket. Every donor will receive an official charitable tax receipt.

Celebrating Community Champions 2020 raises funds for Empower Simcoe's vital services  that enable people of all abilities to live a meaningful and inclusive life. You too can be a community champion by being part of this exciting event!

Register today!

Just click on one of the blue buttons above to get started. Or check out our information page for more.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We're very grateful for the support of our event sponsors: RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities, the Kiwanis Club of Barrie, the Cowan Group, Royal LePage First Contact Realty, the Optimist Club of Barrie, Devonleigh Homes, 93.1 Fresh Radio, Just Junk, Retired Teachers of Ontario - District 17, Studio 204, and Surelock Homes

Celebrating Community Champions 2020 Video Premiere

On October 22 at 7 pm, Celebrating Community Champions 2020 will wrap up with a live program inspired by our Fashion Show. You’ll get the chance to meet our Community Champions for 2020 (people supported by Empower Simcoe), find out how Empower Simcoe is responding to the Covid-19 crisis, hear from some special guests, and more, all while commenting in real time to show your appreciation as if we were all in an auditorium together. 

See our information page for a link to watch the live program on October 22.