From left to right: Roger Howell from Hickman Motors, our winner Karen Fowler, Ayon Shahed from Choices for Youth

From left to right: Roger Howell from Hickman Motors, our winner Karen Fowler, Ayon Shahed from Choices for Youth

What a time! On February 28th Choices for Youth, with the generous support of Jill and Trevor Morris and Maureen Williams, hosted it’s first annual benefit gala in support of Momma Moments.

Momma Moments works with young mothers in St. John’s and Conception Bay South for once a week programming that emphasizes overall wellness for mother and child. Building from this program, Choices is working towards the development of a Young Parents Resource Centre (YPRC) - a vision for the future of the Momma Moments program, combined with supportive housing and a family resource centre. 

Two hundred philanthropists, business leaders, and change makers in the St. John’s community came together to support Momma Moments and the dream of the YPRC and raised an unprecedented $110,000. Attendees were particularly moved by the stories of young moms who attended the event, sharing their strength and success as a result of the peer-support and mentorship they receive from the Momma Moments program.

The evening culminated in a draw for a brand new 2015 Jeep Cherokee, won by Karen Fowler. Special thanks to event gold sponsors Tiffany Village Retirement Living, Kenny’s Pond Retirement Living, and Scotiabank; and silver sponsors Mary Brown’s, Chevron, and Fougere Menchenton Architecture. Ending with a lively dance party, Choices is so grateful the support of the community and all of the individuals who generously participated in the evening.