Shoppers World Brampton Summer Picnic Raises $1,020 for Peel Children’s Centre

For Immediate Release

Brampton – On Saturday, August 18, Shoppers World Brampton (SWB) hosted its first Summer Picnic event in support of Peel Children’s Centre (PCC). The event raised $1,020 for PCC’s high quality, free and confidential mental health services for children, youth and families in the Region of Peel. More than 250 guests and volunteers attended the event.

The SWB Summer Picnic was held outdoors in the SWB parking lot. For a minimum donation of $5, guests enjoyed games, activities and a screening of Disney’s The Lion King on the big screen as the sun set. Burgers, hotdogs, popcorn and drinks were available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to PCC.

“We are grateful for community partners like Shoppers World Brampton,” said PCC CEO Humphrey Mitchell. “The Summer Picnic was a tremendous opportunity to celebrate families and let them know how to find high quality mental health services in Peel. We sincerely thank Shoppers World Brampton for their support.”

The SWB Summer Picnic brought together a number of community partners, including Peel Regional Police and Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, who were on hand with a cruiser and fire truck for kids to explore. Other special guests included the Raptors 905 and SWB tenants Vince’s Hairstyling, Giant Tiger and Wicker Too.

PCC is a fully accredited, not-for-profit children’s mental health agency. Since 1985, PCC has provided free and confidential mental health services to over 4,300 children, youth and their families annually. In 2014, PCC was named Lead Agency for the Region of Peel as part of Moving on Mental Health (MOMH), the Provincial Government’s plan to transform child and youth mental health services in Ontario. To learn more about PCC, visit our website, www.peelcc.org. To learn more about MOMH, please visit www.peelcc.org/en/lead-agency.

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