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Habitat for Humanity Northumberland’s Sunday Dinner in the ReStore raises over $23,000

Cobourg, ON – On Sunday April 7th, the Habitat for Humanity Northumberland Cobourg ReStore was transformed into a spring courtyard for its annual Sunday Dinner in the ReStore. This sold-out event raised over $23,000 for Habitat Northumberland’s build projects. The 120 guests were treated to casual cocktails and dinner featuring delights catered by Cobourg’s Prep Food Co. in collaboration with the Happy Bee Company.


“The last couple of years I attended the dinner as a guest”, explained Cathy Borowec, the CEO of Habitat Northumberland, “this year I had the pleasure of seeing the work that goes on behind the scenes and what makes this dinner so magical. It’s truly a team effort to brings this event all together. Everyone in attendance, especially our volunteers and sponsors were able to connect through a delicious meal, amid the furniture and all the donated goods that are normally on display for sale in our ReStore.”


Thirty volunteers helped to make this event run smoothly. Habitat Northumberland extends a big thank you to Becca Reed from Breed Design, Marg Allison, Deb Thivierge, Keith Taylor, Scott McCracken, Brenda Ferris-Picard and Robert Picard for their dedication. Also, again this year students from Trinity College School volunteered and did an amazing job as servers.


This is the 4th year Habitat Northumberland hosted the dinner, raising a cumulative $55,000 towards build projects. This year alone raised over $23,000 through ticket sales, sponsorship and donations. Habitat Northumberland is so very thankful for their sponsors, including Dinner sponsors: Jacqueline Pennington Real Estate Team & Part-Time CFO Services, Wine and Cocktail sponsors: Scott McCracken of Schmidt Law Legal Services, Northumberland Tirecraft, Structural Panels Inc., Acme Electric, Robyn Mumford Real Estate, Copeland & Co Real Estate Solutions and Meaghan Adams Law and Hors D’Oeurves & Dessert sponsors: follicles & dermis, O3 Oilfield Consulting Ltd., Jason Schmidt of Schmidt Law Legal Services, Racine Financial, Racine Law Professional Corporation, Doug & Bridget Smith, The Mortgage Centre – Cobourg, Passageway Law and Linmac.


Some of the additional funds raised during the event including a silent auction, and a new game called, “Open Doors for Habitat”. A donation of $20 opened one of the 120 doors and revealed a prize valued from $5 to $125. Habitat Northumberland also launched a ‘Sign a Hard Hat” campaign. For a nominal donation, donors signed a Hard Hat picture to display in the Cobourg ReStore front windows. This campaign will run for the month of April, and hats will continue to be displayed in the windows during that time. Please come to the ReStore to donate and make your mark. All funds go to current build projects and all donations of $20 or more will qualify for a charitable tax receipt. For more information or to make a donation over the phone please contact: Melissa Morrison:  or 289-252-0999 x 29


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