Mark Jones, Child Advocacy Centre CEO, takes a call. The centre has surpassed its latest fundraising goal. (Black Press file photo).

Mark Jones, Child Advocacy Centre CEO, takes a call. The centre has surpassed its latest fundraising goal. (Black Press file photo).

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre surpasses latest fundraising goal

One-Day Challenge sold $65,000 in 50-50 tickets

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre surpassed its fundraising goal after receiving calls and online purchases from all over Alberta.

On Jan. 21, the centre held its third One Day Challenge to recognize the courageous children that are supported by the organization. The goal was to sell the same number of lottery ticket packages as the number of kids the centre has helped.

The One Day Challenge surpassed its goal. Instead of selling 1,301 ticket packages (equal to 1,301 young clients), final number of tickets sold was 1,535.

Since the first email that went out about the One Day Challenge, over $65,000 was sold for the CACAC 50/50 Cash Lottery.

“We were optimistic about reaching our goal this year but knew that we had a long road ahead. The morning of the challenge we received a powerful message from a parent… letting us know how appreciative they were that we existed and that they would be buying a ticket package,”said Alyssa Barthel, director of communications and community awareness.

“That message ignited a fire in all of us and was a driving force to achieve this goal for the kids.”

The CACAC appreciates the volunteers and media partners who dedicated their day to help the campaign achieve success.

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