From:                              Vera Lefranc []

Sent:                               October 4, 2010 11:36 AM

To:                                   Marilyn Pearson

Subject:                          Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society Annual Grants Cheque Presentation Invitation



On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society, I am so pleased to invite you to the Cheque Presentation for the 2010 Annual Grants from the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund.  There are seven funding recipients at this year’s ceremonies.


The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society was established in 2006 by the City of Surrey.  The City allocated $9.6 million from its Affordable Housing Reserve Fund to the Society to address homelessness and housing issues in Surrey by creating new partnership opportunities, leveraging funding from senior government and other sources as well as providing a mechanism for business and community members to make a charitable donation.  We have allocated over $1.25 Million since our inception and will be announcing almost $200,000 in additional grants for our 2010 Annual Grants program.


“Our investment is beginning to make a tremendous difference in creating a city where everyone has a home” says Judy Villeneuve, President of the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society and Chair of Surrey’s Social Planning Committee.  “We are now beginning to see how small investments can make a large impact and we’re proud to be both leading and supporting projects that will make a difference to so many people in this city.”


Please join us in honouring these amazing community initiatives.


Event Details


What:         Cheque Presentation – 2010 Annual Grants

Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund


Where:       Surrey City Hall Atrium

                        14245 56th Avenue


When:         Tuesday, October 12, 2010

                        11:00 AM