Compassion Canada

September 11, 2012 13:32 ET

Ann Voskamp and the Toronto Cantata Chorus Teaming to Help Filipino Children

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - Ann Voskamp, the New York Times best-selling author of One Thousands Gifts, is joining with the Toronto Cantata Chorus for a benefit concert to raise funds for Compassion Philippines. The theme of the event is Eucharisteo: A Celebration of Joy, to both give thanks for God's blessings and share those blessings with others.

The concert will feature special performances by soprano Aileen Lee, alto Michelle Man, violinist Joyce Lai, and pianist Jane Cheung.

Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts has inspired thousands to live a more thankful and generous life. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the event will go towards building a child development centre for children in Masbate, Philippines. Most people in Masbate only make about $1.25 a day, and have a hard time providing education, health care, and other basic needs for their children. This centre will help meet the children's physical needs, while also introducing them the true life we can have in Christ.

"We are so grateful for Ann Voskamp, the artists, choir and Scarborough Chinese Alliance Church who are graciously giving of their time, talents and venue to help build a Compassion Child Development Centre. Our hope is to see the auditorium packed on September 29," says Compassion Advocate Aimee Esparaz.

The concert will be held Saturday, September 29th at 7 p.m. at Scarborough Chinese Alliance Church at 139 Silver Star Blvd in Scarborough, Ontario. Tickets are $20 in advance $25 at the door. For more information, go to

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Compassion International has partnered with the local church in the developing world to bring an eternal solution to poverty into the lives of children since 1952. Today, Compassion Canada and its international partners work with over 5,000 churches in 26 nations to bring care to more than one million children and families.

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