Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW)

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW)

May 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Sleeping Children Around the World Celebrates 40 Years as a 100 Per Cent Charity With Second Annual Pinehurst Club Breakfast

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) - Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), a Canadian international charity dedicated to providing bedkits (bedding, clothing, school supplies and mosquito nets) to children living in underdeveloped countries, will be celebrating its 40th birthday with its second annual Pinehurst Club Breakfast.

Held on Wednesday May 5, 2010 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, the event will raise operational funds through the local business community for SCAW to sustain the organization's strength as it continues its vital work with the neediest children of the world.

Since SCAW's founding in 1970, the charity has raised more than $23 million to provide bedkits for more than one million children in 33 countries. For every $35 bedkit donation, 100 per cent reaches a needy child. To continue this tradition, all of the proceeds from The Pinehurst Club Breakfast will support SCAW's Legacy Fund, which was initiated by its founders, Murray and Margaret Dryden. The interest from The Legacy Fund supports the operating expenses of SCAW so it can continue to be a 100 percent charity.

For more information on SCAW, please visit www.scaw.org.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET
Media Q&A: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (The Canadian Room)
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON
 
WHO:
Dave Dryden, Chairmen, Sleeping Children Around the World
Christine Magee, President and co-founder of Sleep Country Canada (Keynote Speaker)
Neil Aitchison, recipient of the Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award (Emcee)

Speakers will be available at 9:00 a.m. to speak with media; however interviews in advance of the event can be arranged with Dave Dryden.

Contact Information

  • To RSVP or for interview requests:
    MAVERICK Public Relations
    Kelly Olive
    416-640-5525 ext. 230
    kellyo@maverickpr.com