MEDIA EXPERTS RAISES 132,001$ FOR LOCAL NON-PROFIT ON OUR OWN, OVER 1 MILLION TO DATE
Last night at Club Soda, Joey Elias and a lineup of the city’s finest comedians put on an incredible show that not only made the audience roar with laughter, but it also set a new fundraising record for Media Experts’ annual comedy benefit show. This year’s twelfth edition of Media Experts Presents: An Evening of Hilarity for the Benefit of On Our Own (O3) proudly raised $132,616, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the families living at O3.
This year also brings another remarkable milestone for the 12-year partnership between O3 and Media Experts. Through these efforts, an astounding $1,198,303 has been raised thus far in support of O3’s resident families. This significant achievement underscores the power of collective goodwill and the potency of laughter to bring about positive change.
“This significant milestone is a true testament to the relentless dedication and hard work of our collective. As we celebrate this achievement, we are reminded that a workplace can be about more than just dollars and cents; it’s about the profound transformation we can bring to the lives of others through the power of our collective. We are providing hope, second chances, and a brighter future for O3’s young families who have faced adversity. These brave moms, who despite being dealt a bad hand, are working to attain a fulfilling life for themselves and their infants. Together, as a collective we have, once again, truly made a difference.” says Media Experts Founder and event organizer Mark Sherman.
On Our Own is a Montreal-based organization which provides support, education and affordable housing to young parents and their children in need. 100% of the money raised at last night’s event will benefit O3’s various programs and go towards helping families in our community achieve a better quality of life and develop the life skills they need to live independently.
The talented lineup of entertainers joining Joey Elias onstage, all of whom were donating their time for the cause, included host, Virgin Radio’s Lee Haberkorn, and comedians Mike Carrozza, Carly Baker and Isabelle Gaumont. Over 400 attendees enjoyed an evening of laughs at Club Soda, Montreal’s storied comedy venue.
“I am immensely grateful for the unwavering support and dedication o our incredible team, volunteers, and supporters. Together, we’ve accomplished remarkable feats for our cause, and I look forward to continuing this journey of compassion and impact,” says Amanda Murphy, Director of O3, “Parental education, support for O3’s children as well as an investment in the future of our spaces–will help our families stay on track, and your donations fuel these services. I am deeply touched that our families have such a generous community rooting for them, in the short and long term.”
ABOUT ON OUR OWN (O3)
Since 2005, On Our Own has worked within the community to provide quality housing to young, low income, underserved families. In tandem, this empowers parents to take on present and future challenges successfully, be they financial, personal or with respect to their parenting skills.
O3 assists families in planning for their future by offering them work, training, and educational opportunities, workshops to develop life skills and programs to support and strengthen the bond between parent and child. O3’s goals include providing parents with the necessary tools to increase family stability, decrease isolation, exclusion and homelessness, and grant access to preventative services to break the cycle of poverty. O3 helps young parents take charge of their life – one child, and one family, at a time. Learn more at o3onourown.com.
ABOUT MEDIA EXPERTS
Founded in 1981, Media Experts is a leading Canadian media agency that delivers messaging for major Canadian brands across all media channels. We are data-driven and powered by discovery. Our approach revolves around designing effective, hard-working media strategies that drive brand engagement and deliver outstanding business results. With three offices across the country and 180 employees, we are a truly Canadian media agency, and proud to be part of the IPG Mediabrands network.
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Amanda Murphy Director, On Our Own (O3)
t: 514 369 0757
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