The Imagination Library Fraser Valley has partnered with Natasha’s Pies of Chilliwack for a very sweet fundraiser called Pies with Purpose.
“Who doesn’t love pie?” asked Lois Chadburn, member of the Imagination Library Fraser Valley advisory committee. “When we were considering fundraising ideas, Natasha’s Pies was an instant yes because they are homemade, delicious, and available in time for Easter.”
Fresh or frozen pies can be pre-ordered by April 10. For each pie sold, the local Imagination Library will receive $5.
“The Pies with Purpose program is one way that we support our community,” said said Natasha Popove, founder of Natasha’s Pies and Baked Goods. “We make pies available at reduced rates to help the fundraising efforts of local charities. Everyone wins with pie.”
The Imagination Library Fraser Valley is a local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library where kids up to the age of five receive an age-appropriate book each month in the mail.
“The Imagination Library continues to expand in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison and Hope,” said Brian Martin, program champion.
There is no charge to register, and the books are free thanks to donations from individuals, local businesses, non-profits, service clubs and their partnership with the Dollywood Foundation, which covers book selection, planning, allocation and book distribution, while the local non-profit fundraises to pay for the books and shipping.
“The average cost per child per month is $3.55,” said Martin. “So each pie sold makes a difference.”
Every dollar raised will cover program costs for books and shipping.
Pies can be ordered online https://gofundraise.shop/pieswithpurpose until Sunday April 10, with four available flavours: apple, blueberry-apple, bumbleberry and strawberry-rhubarb.
For more details email ImaginationLibraryFraserValley@outlook.com
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