Events organized to help Pernosky family

Optimist Club matching donations up to a total of $500

Fundraisers are being held in Mission to help raise money to support Rachel Pernosky’s family, especially her one-year-old son, Marco.

• Sue’s Copy Place’s Rhett Nicholson, who is also an Optimist Club member, is collecting donations for the auction at this year’s Optimist Talent Show for youth on April 5.

The talent show is a chance for youth to go out on stage and show off their talents, but this year, the event will have a dual purpose.

The goal is to raise $500, which will be matched by the Optimist Club, said Nicholson, who is also challenging other service clubs in the community to make matching donations.

“Every penny raised from the auction will go to Marco’s trust fund,” noted Nicholson, who will be collecting donations until April 5.

Donations can be dropped off at Sue’s Copy Place on First Avenue, or Grab-A-Java on Seventh.

The talent show takes place at the Clarke Theatre at 7 p.m.

• A Mission home-based business, Clever Canadian Couponing (CCC), is donating a portion of the proceeds from an April 8 couponing class to the Rachel Pernosky fund, started at Grab-A-Java Coffee House and Roasterie.

The class will be held at the Mission City Business Centre on James Street. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $20, of which $5 will be donated to the fund.

You can RSVP your space by contacting CCC via Facebook.

“We are so inspired at how Mission has pulled together for this family, and we are happy to have this opportunity to help out,” said CCC owner Jamie Hayes.