Due to the world wide medical crisis
the gala has been postponed to 2021.
We thank all of you who agreed to sponsor or bought tickets.
You will be contacted in the near future.
It is with pride and pleasure that we invite you to take part in the Mackenzie Infant Care Centre (MICC) Cinderella Charity Ball to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Delta Hotel in Regina.
Since the inception of MICC in 1986, more than 1,200 mothers have been given the opportunity to succeed down the path of parenthood. The young mothers attend classes at the Shirley Schneider Support Centre in Balfour Collegiate, trying very hard to complete their grade 12 education. Their success is attainable through the opportunity to have their babies in the care of early childhood educators at the Mackenzie Infant Care Centres located near the school program – there are 36 infant and 15 toddler spaces.
The young mothers have experienced various difficulties and have a number of obstacles to overcome, but there are also many heartwarming stories of success. Besides child care, we nurture child development and provide life skills, parenting mentorship as well as numerous other programs. Together with the Shirley Schneider Support Centre, we are particularly proud to offer cultural programming and activities for our Indigenous moms and children.
Keeping up the four functioning child care sites, one of which is a free-standing building, is a monumental task. We are constantly facing the replacement of various appliances, cribs, strollers, toys and books, just to name a few.
Yes, we do gratefully receive funding through the Ministry of Education, Early Years Branch, to support our basic needs of providing funded child care spaces, however, there is never enough money left over each month to give our vulnerable mothers and their children what they require to overcome the difficulties they face in their pursuit of becoming contributing members of our community.
Consider this your official invitation to join us for an evening of sparkle at the MICC Cinderella Charity Ball. Enjoy a spectacular night out!