An annual fundraiser to help graduating students in School District 43 suit up for the prom is next month in Port Moody.
And volunteer organizers are asking the public to be part of the pub night and to donate bottles of wine for the raffle.
Shari O’Neill said the raffle typically raises up to $2,000 for the Enchantment Project, which helps teens in financial need buy dinner/dance tickets as well as pay for hairdressing and makeup application for the special event.
“Without this fundraiser, our underprivileged grads would not be able to attend their own festivities,” O’Neill said told The Tri-City News.
Bottles of wine (not homemade) can be dropped off at the reception desk at the SD43 office (550 Poirier St., Coquitlam) by Feb. 19.
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org for pick up, or for $25 tickets to the pub night on Feb. 20 at the Burrard Public House.
Cash donations will also be accepted.
Meanwhile, grad dresses are also needed. If you have a gown to donate, drop it off at any high school in the Tri-Cities, by March 1.
School district 43 vice principals Kelly Zimmer and Jill Reid with realtor Lorna Whalen, parent Shari O'Neill, Carol Todd of the Amanda Todd Legacy Society and Coquitlam Coun. Bonita Zarrillo are on this year’s Enchanted Project volunteer team; Cencherie Brisbin is absent.