2014 News and Events

5th Annual Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire (PEH) fund raising Gala

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, John and Maggy Barnfield were proud to receive a prestigious humanitarian award on behalf of Rayjon Share Care.

The award was presented at the 5th Annual Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire (PEH) fund raising Gala in Toronto. PEH is well-known Toronto-based Haitian organization supporting education projects in Haiti. Personal greetings were received from a number of Provincial and Federal dignitaries, including a personal letter from Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader.

The award recognizes Rayjon’s almost thirty years of dedicated support of the people of Haiti.

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2014  Rayjon Fall Fair

The Rayjon Fall Fair, which was held Saturday, September 20th was a resounding success. The weather cooperated, and  there was a marked increase in the number of shoppers, including many young families. Overall the profits exceeded anything we have had before.

$15,000 was raised overall & all monies will be put toward Rayjon’s projects in St. Marc & Cap Haitian in Haiti & Consuelo in the Dominican Republic.

A fundraiser like this takes many more people than just the organizing committee to make it a success. You, the Sarnia community, have once again shown such tremendous support of Rayjon, a local organization that has been part of our community for almost 30 years. We would not be who we are or where we are without you.

On behalf of the Fair Committee, I would like to thank everyone who supported us so generously, either by donating goods or time or by shopping at the Fair. We have much to celebrate together.

Sincerely,

Dianne McKillican & Nancy Berry
Fall Fair Convenors

Raffle prize winners as follows:

First prize – Wine fridge package (donated by North End Appliance)
Brenda Drouillard

Second prize – 32”TV (donated by St. Clair Audio)
Mary Toenders

Third Prize – $150 Restaurant gift certificate package (donated by local  merchants)
Lorraine Logan


2014 Rayjon Hibiscus Sale Results

Once again, Rayjon partnered with DeGroot’s Nursery and sold annual Hibiscus plants over a three day period on the first weekend in June.Twenty Rayjon volunteers sold over 700 plants to the always-supportive local community and raised over $7000 for Rayjon’s Haiti projects.We could not have achieved this without the help of John DeGroot, Lynn England and Dianne Visser at DeGroots.Many, many thanks to everyone at DeGroots and to all Rayjon volunteers who made this fundraiser so worthwhile, so much fun and so beautiful.Submitted on behalf of the M&PE Committee, Dianne McKillican

2014 Women Helping Women

Thank you to everyone who either attended or donated to the recent Women Helping Women event held on April 26th and none of it could have been possible without the help of so many people behind the scenes and the 119 guests who contributed by their presence and involvement. The energy, the laughter, the generosity of everyone who attended made this event a standout in our fundraising efforts.How much money did we raise? Over $19K! Yes, over $19K, all of which will support Rayjon’s Women’s initiatives in Haiti.Women helping women – we are a force when we work together. Thank you all again.On behalf of the Women Helping Women committee, Dianne McKillicanThe evening was a huge success.