Make your cup of coffee count!
Join us any time of the year to host a Coffee break. Your morning java will help make a difference in the lives of countless Nova Scotians !
What is a Coffee Break®?
is the Alzheimer Society’s nationwide fundraising event. Participants make a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee or purchase a coffee cup cut-out at participating retailers or local organizations. Many people also host a virtual coffee break®
online at www.alzheimercoffeebreak.ca.
All money raised supports critical programs and services offered by the local Alzheimer Societies, helping individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The event has raised approximately $12 million since it began in 1996, with more than $1.3 million in 2009 alone. This year, the Society has set a fundraising goal of $1.5 million in honour of the event’s 15th anniversary.
Where does an Alzheimer Coffee Break® take place?
Large corporations, small businesses, hospitals, schools, service organizations, health-care facilities and private residences are just a few examples of ideal places to host coffee breaks. You can organize an event -- large or small in your community, workplace or home.
When does it take place?
Alzheimer Coffee Breaks kick off during the month of September and continues into October. Check with your provincial Alzheimer Society for dates, times and locations in your area.
How do I host a Coffee Break®?
It's easy. You can hold a break in your office, at home, at your church, in a local mall or anywhere you can set up a stand and serve coffee or give out coffee cup cut-outs. You can also offer tea and juice, add cookies or pastries to increase the donations, or use the coffee cup cut-outs for supporters to write their name on in recognition for their donation. To get started, contact your provincial Alzheimer Society to register and receive host information.
Why should you host an Alzheimer Coffee Break®?
When you host an Alzheimer Coffee Break in your community, you help raise much-needed funds for local programs and services for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Your support makes a huge difference in their lives.
How much money is raised?
Thanks to sponsors and participants, more than $1.27 million was raised in 2010.
For more information, or to request your Coffee Break kit, please contact Sarah Lyon, Manager of Fund Development by calling (902) 422-7961 ext.227, or e-mail email@example.com
Last Updated: 01/05/12