Child advocacy centre launches dream home lottery

Dream home located at Lancaster

One lucky winner could be living in a Red Deer dream home.

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre launched its Dream Home Lottery Friday, featuring a $1.5-million, three-bedroom home with a three-car garage.

The centre works with children, youth and families impacted by sexual abuse and the most serious and complex cases of physical abuse and neglect.

It pulls together staff from agencies, such as the RCMP, family services, mental health, addictions programs and the Crown prosecutor’s office, into one location to discuss service gaps and to reduce the number of times children have to be interviewed.

The centre opened last November in a renovated downtown office.

Centre CEO Mark Jones said the agency has a commitment from Abbey Platinum Master Built to construct its annual dream home for years to come.

“This is our first one and there’s a lot of people who don’t know. We’re the new lottery on the block, so we need to get the word out to people,” Jones said.

Jones said since this time last year, 160 Red Deer cases have been dealt with, along with 152 cases from the surrounding area.

If all the tickets are sold, it would net the centre $1.6 million, most of which would go toward construction of its new facility at Red Deer College.

“Our main goal is to raise close to $8 million to build that facility, that will not only house opportunities for us in our intervention program, but help us to be able to create programs with Red Deer College on the prevention side of it.”

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RDC and child advocacy centre working on a partnership

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre helping children, teens and families

The 4,607-square-foot, two-storey home at 57 Larratt Cl. has a gourmet kitchen with quartz and premium granite. The large master bedroom has a five-piece ensuite that includes a steam shower and standalone tub. The triple-car garage is fully finished and heated.

Tickets are $35 each, three for $75, eight for $150 and 15 for $250. The draw will be held March 27, and tickets purchased before 11 p.m. on Jan. 15 will be eligible for three early bird prizes of $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000.

Tickets are also available for a 50/50 raffle. The winner could take home as much as $500,000, if the raffle sells out. Tickets are $10 each, 10 for $25 and 25 for $50.

The home is open daily in December from 1 to 5 p.m., but will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1. From January to March, the home will be open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

For tickets, call toll free 1-833-475-4402 or order online at cacaclottery.ca



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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