Eggs-llent results for Hamperville

NANAIMO – Residents fundraiser to supply eggs for the hungry.

Eggstravaganza organizing committee members Lori Tanner

Eggstravaganza organizing committee members Lori Tanner

When Karen and Mike Pierce volunteered at Hamperville last Christmas, they were taken aback by the fact that there was not enough money to buy eggs for the single people who were accessing this charity.

Last year, cost-cutting measures forced Hamperville to only supply couples and families with eggs.

The Pierces were so moved by the lack of resources to pay for such a basic staple that most take for granted, they brought the topic up with a group of friends.

By the end of the evening, a plan had be launched to change this situation.

The group decided to hold a fundraising event to raise money to fund eggs for single people in need.

The event – Eggstravaganza – took place Nov. 16 and included a dance, silent auction, games, food and fun for the 100 people who attended.

The financial goal for the evening was to raise $1,500 through ticket sales, a silent auction and donations  – enough to buy a half dozen eggs for each single person who requires Hamperville’s service at Christmas.

The evening was so successful that more than double the original goal –$3,200 – was raised and the organizing committee decided the money would go to purchasing a dozen eggs for each single person who came to Hamperville this Christmas.