Children’s Health Foundation will not be continuing to host the annual Holiday Home Tour.
As the philanthropy partner of Thames Valley Children`s Centre (TVCC), we are committed to using our resources wisely. A premier event of this magnitude requires substantial investment of staff, volunteer and other resources. As it stands, the return, in relation to these costs is not the best strategic use of our limited resources. We remain dedicated and focused on fundraising programs and activities that highlight the incredible work of TVCC and share the meaningful impact of donor dollars to support the children and families that TVCC serves.
For the past 26 years, Holiday Home Tour has been an important fundraising tradition in support of Thames Valley Children’s Centre. Like so many major events, the Holiday Home Tour started with a spark of imagination from the community; in this case, the TVCC Auxiliary. This annual event has taken place year-after-year with hard work and tremendous dedication from an amazing group of volunteers. We are so grateful for the passion and care brought by Holiday Home Tour supporters each year.
Should an organized group of community volunteers come forward, interested in taking on event management and logistics of Holiday Home Tour as an Independent Fundraising Event in support of Thames Valley Children’s Centre, we would welcome and be supportive of this direction.
It is our sincere hope that our key community contributors will understand and appreciate this decision and we look forward to our continued work together.