OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ -- The Ottawa Food Bank and Jamilah Taib Murray, Chairman of Ottawa-based Sakto Corporation, announce fundraising luncheon Heels for Meals. Heels for Meals is a fundraiser in support of the Ottawa Food Bank's Baby Basics Program, which provides much needed baby food and infant supplies to struggling families across the city.
"A staggering 36 per cent of our clients are children, with nearly half of them being babies under the age of two," said Michael Maidment, Executive Director of the Ottawa Food Bank. "We are honoured to partner with Sakto Corporation to raise funds to help children in need in our community."
In 2016, baby items were the only category at the Ottawa Food Bank that saw a price increase for every product. The Ottawa Food Bank purchased $110,803 worth of baby food and supplies during the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. While this was an eight percent increase in funding from the year prior, it was still not sufficient to keep up with demand.
"As a mother, I know that investing in children is the greatest achievement of all," noted Jamilah Taib Murray, Chairman of Sakto Corporation and a mother of five children. "Infants are the most vulnerable and the Ottawa Food Bank's Baby Basics Program is committed to assisting struggling parents in our community provide essentials for their infants. That's why we're delighted to partner with the Ottawa Food Bank for such a worthy cause."
All proceeds from Heels for Meals will go to the Ottawa Food Bank's Baby Basics Program.
Heels for Meals Event Details:
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12 – 3 p.m.
Where: Social (537 Sussex, Ottawa, ON)
What: A fundraising event for the Ottawa Food Bank's Baby Basics Program featuring a luncheon and cocktail reception. A silent auction with high-end heels and handbags, and unique accessories will contribute to funds raised for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Tickets: $125 – tickets can be purchased online.
Ottawa Food Bank is a charity organization whose vision is to see that no one goes hungry in the Ottawa area by collecting and distributing food to member agencies serving local people in need.
Sakto Corporation is a privately owned and operated real estate holding and investment firm founded and located in Ottawa, Canada. Throughout its three decades of operation, Sakto Corporation has remained true to its core standard of excellence and integrity. Today, the company owns and manages multiple property holdings and is renowned as one of the nation's capitals foremost property facilitators. Jamilah Taib Murray is the Chairman and Sean Murray is President. Visit Sakto Corporation's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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For further information: For more information and media inquiries, please contact Samantha Ingram, Communications Coordinator Samanatha@ottawafoodbank.ca or 613-745-7001 ext. 105 or Catherine Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org., http://www.sakto.com