Two pirates, a clown, and Indira Gandhi were among those present at the United Way fundraising kick-off, held Oct. 31 at the Anglican Church of Canada’s national office. Costumed staff enjoyed cake and punch in the Halloween-decorated lobby, then watched in amazement as the Management Team arrived in Bible-times robes and headgear. They were Noah and family: Shem, Ham, Japheth and wives. Addressing the amused audience, Noah (Archbishop Fred Hiltz) spoke a few words on “building Noah’s ark,” the theme of this year’s fundraiser.
Over the next month, staff of the national office will contribute to the United Way as well as the Anglican Appeal, the Anglican Foundation, and the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. In order to raise the $10,000 goal, the office will host a silent auction, pizza parties, and an ice cream social. Sadly, during the campaign, Management Team will be dressed in usual Toronto office apparel.
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