The second annual Harbour Light Vancouver Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala which took place on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light ministry located in heart of Vancouver’s Downtown eastside, was an overwhelming triumph by nights end.
The evening was hosted and driven by Andrew and Stephanie Hungerford who have a strong connection and passion for the work being done at Harbour Light Vancouver. In raising over $230,000 with Accenture in Canada contributing $100,000, Harbour Light Vancouver will be home to The Bridge to the Future Fund which provides clients with assistance as they transition to the next stage in their life, new educational materials, resources for the learning centre, a library room and technology room as well as e-readers to name a few key items which will help clients as they rebuild to become contributing members of society.
The evening welcomed 131 guests who enjoyed a lovely meal created and prepared specifically for this event by renowned and local Executive Chef, Chris Mills, of Joey Restaurant Group. Serving an exclusive audience, guests were welcomed into the dining hall by collecting their opening soup course in a food line style format, followed by the main course which was served by clients from the facility.
This event offered guests the opportunity to directly experience Harbour Light Vancouver as well as to gain a further appreciation for the many positive stories which come from this facility. Further on, the program also featured the recognition of the Life Changer Award: Client to James Gareau, a one time resident who is now clean and working at Harbour Light Vancouver, along with the Life Changer Award: Corporate Partner Award to the Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada for their work and service in the community.
Thank you to all the donors and sponsors who contributed to making this unique event a success and we all look forward to next year.