Volunteers spend time filling backpacks in 2014. The program has provided thousands of backpacks to Chilliwack students since it began. (Progress file)

Corks and Caps to help Chilliwack school programs

Boots, backpacks and buddy benches supported by new event

A night out with friends, music and food has been planned for Aug. 29, all to support three popular Chilliwack programs.

Browns Social House is hosting Corks and Caps, which will help fill the coffers for Chilliwack Restorative Justice’s Classroom Conversations and Buddy Bench program, Murray Honda’s We’ve got your Back backpack program and Project Warmth.

These three programs have been crucial for local students, and have proven to be well-run and well-received over the past several years. The backpack program, with the support of Staples, has given thousands of backpacks full of supplies to local students. And Project Warmth, supported by Canadian Tire, has done the same but by providing weather-suitable footwear for them.

The Buddy Bench and Classroom Conversations progams are a newer program, and have started at a handful of schools around Chilliwack. Both are working toward teaching students inclusion, tolerance and empathy.

Tickets for the event are $50 a person and will include an evening of beer, wine and appies. There will be entertainment by Molly Wilson, a dynamic actress, singer and entertainer from Vancouver. There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 and door prizes.

Tickets can be purchased at Browns Socialhouse Eagle Landing, Murray Honda Chilliwack, Old Yale Brewery and through Restorative Justice.

They can also be purchased at the event’s page on Eventbrite.

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