For the fourth consecutive year Port Cares will kick-off its Holiday 50 50 lottery on Friday, December 1st at 12:01 a.m. This vital fundraising initiative helps to raise money to fund services and programs for low income families and individuals struggling to make ends meet. Port Cares is proud to say that despite the impact of inflation, draw tickets prices will remain the same great price at five tickets for $10, 20 for $20 or 100 for $40. Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card at portcares5050.ca or in person with cash, credit or debit at Port Cares 92 Charlotte location Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30. Ticket purchasers before December 13th have the chance to actually win 13 times – with 12 early bird draws from December 13th to the 24th along with the final jackpot drawn at 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
The biggest draw winner so far took home almost $43,000 and the total for all 10 draws held since the lottery began $328,490 has been won.
This holiday season Port Cares will provide a Christmas dinner and gift for likely 200 local residents.
The Give a Gift program provides low-income parents and caregivers toys, clothing, warm boots and books as Christmas gifts for roughly 420 to 500 children. For 150 children and adults experiencing extreme poverty and difficult circumstances, Port Cares facilitates assistance and Christmas gifts given by anonymous donors.
Other initiatives that support Port Cares this holiday season include:
Saturday, December 2 beginning at 6 pm
- Port Colborne Santa Clause Parade – Fill the Fire Truck with a non-perishable food donation
Friday, December 8th
- The Great Holiday Food Drive – Fill the Firetruck
61 Nickel Street, Reach Out Centre Port Colborne – local schools invited to drop in for holiday festivities and drop off non-perishable food donations to fill the fire truck