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One Stop Shopping in Support of CDN Mental Health

Dear Awesome Foundation Committee, I fundraise for the Canadian Mental Health Association – York & South Simcoe branch and hope to raise a lot of money for this AWESOME organization. The money I raise will be put towards the annual Ride Don't Hide event in Newmarket during the month of June. The money from the ride at this location is being used to set up a youth initiative. CMHA York Region and South Simcoe will be leading a transformational approach to youth mental health in the region with the purchase of Ontario’s first mobile mental health clinic for ages 12-25. “After reviewing the greatest needs facing our community and the current research literature, youth mental health quickly surfaced as a top priority,” Rebecca Shields, CEO CMHA YR&SS. Named MOBYSS for Mobile York South Simcoe, the clinic will have 2 meeting spaces and one lounge area where youth can drop in, helping to ensure privacy and confidentiality. Youth will be able to use the MOBYSS mobile app to check the van schedule, route & GPS location, book and confirm appointments, digitally connect with the van and access links to other supports and services. More info can be found at http://www.cmha-yr.on.ca/mobyss/

A way to raise money is to have a vendor show that will benefit youth in these areas. The One Stop Shopping in Support of CMHA will have 40 vendors for visitors to shop from & 100 silent auction items. I also want to have a fun area which will include a photo booth, candy table, balloon artist and face painter. This fun section will be a paid area – all the attendees (young and old) will be able to receive one or all of these activities for a set fee. All the money received from this area and the silent auction will go directly to CMHA. I held 2 shows in the past. One show had 200 guests come through. The charitable organization received $4,500. I want to raise $6,000 at my OSS show for the CMHA York and South Simcoe Region. You can learn more at my CMHA website judybrunton.ca

Funded by Newmarket, ON (March 2015)