DailyFlag raises more than $26,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank

News Jan 15, 2015 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

The final tally is in for the fourth annual DailyFlag for DailyBread (DF4DB) campaign and funds raised are more than ever before.

This year, supporters have donated a total of $26,125 to the unique Advent calendar-inspired community art installation where 25 homeowners from Leuty and Violet avenues created colourful flags unveiled daily throughout the month of December.

People then bid on the flags they liked the most or made direct monetary donations.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the DF4DB campaign go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Supporters were also invited to drop off non-perishable food donations at the fire hall at Queen Street East, just east of Woodbine Avenue.

Leuty Avenue resident Benedict Hilliard, who co-founded DailyFlag for DailyBread with his partner Michelynn Laflèche, credits this year’s success to two factors: donors and quality.

“We’ve had some fantastic donors (this year), especially from the local business community, which pushed up our collection,” he said.

“The quality of the flags has also really gone up. People are really getting into it and consequently the bidding has been much higher.”

Hilliard said in the campaign’s first year, the average bid per flag was $109. This year, that number is just more than $220.

The 2014 DailyFlag for DailyBread Holiday Drive wrapped up for the season Friday, Jan. 10.

The fifth edition of the fundraiser is now in the planning stages and Hilliard said they’re happy to help other communities hold similar DailyFlag for DailyBread campaigns.

“We’re interested in replicating this format in any form,” he said.

For more information about this initiative, visit http://dailyflagfordailybread.wordpress.com or email dailyflagfordailybread@gmail.com

People can also visit the DailyFlag for DailyBread’s Facebook and Twitter pages for details.

DailyFlag raises more than $26,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank

News Jan 15, 2015 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

The final tally is in for the fourth annual DailyFlag for DailyBread (DF4DB) campaign and funds raised are more than ever before.

This year, supporters have donated a total of $26,125 to the unique Advent calendar-inspired community art installation where 25 homeowners from Leuty and Violet avenues created colourful flags unveiled daily throughout the month of December.

People then bid on the flags they liked the most or made direct monetary donations.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the DF4DB campaign go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Supporters were also invited to drop off non-perishable food donations at the fire hall at Queen Street East, just east of Woodbine Avenue.

Leuty Avenue resident Benedict Hilliard, who co-founded DailyFlag for DailyBread with his partner Michelynn Laflèche, credits this year’s success to two factors: donors and quality.

“We’ve had some fantastic donors (this year), especially from the local business community, which pushed up our collection,” he said.

“The quality of the flags has also really gone up. People are really getting into it and consequently the bidding has been much higher.”

Hilliard said in the campaign’s first year, the average bid per flag was $109. This year, that number is just more than $220.

The 2014 DailyFlag for DailyBread Holiday Drive wrapped up for the season Friday, Jan. 10.

The fifth edition of the fundraiser is now in the planning stages and Hilliard said they’re happy to help other communities hold similar DailyFlag for DailyBread campaigns.

“We’re interested in replicating this format in any form,” he said.

For more information about this initiative, visit http://dailyflagfordailybread.wordpress.com or email dailyflagfordailybread@gmail.com

People can also visit the DailyFlag for DailyBread’s Facebook and Twitter pages for details.

DailyFlag raises more than $26,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank

News Jan 15, 2015 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

The final tally is in for the fourth annual DailyFlag for DailyBread (DF4DB) campaign and funds raised are more than ever before.

This year, supporters have donated a total of $26,125 to the unique Advent calendar-inspired community art installation where 25 homeowners from Leuty and Violet avenues created colourful flags unveiled daily throughout the month of December.

People then bid on the flags they liked the most or made direct monetary donations.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the DF4DB campaign go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Supporters were also invited to drop off non-perishable food donations at the fire hall at Queen Street East, just east of Woodbine Avenue.

Leuty Avenue resident Benedict Hilliard, who co-founded DailyFlag for DailyBread with his partner Michelynn Laflèche, credits this year’s success to two factors: donors and quality.

“We’ve had some fantastic donors (this year), especially from the local business community, which pushed up our collection,” he said.

“The quality of the flags has also really gone up. People are really getting into it and consequently the bidding has been much higher.”

Hilliard said in the campaign’s first year, the average bid per flag was $109. This year, that number is just more than $220.

The 2014 DailyFlag for DailyBread Holiday Drive wrapped up for the season Friday, Jan. 10.

The fifth edition of the fundraiser is now in the planning stages and Hilliard said they’re happy to help other communities hold similar DailyFlag for DailyBread campaigns.

“We’re interested in replicating this format in any form,” he said.

For more information about this initiative, visit http://dailyflagfordailybread.wordpress.com or email dailyflagfordailybread@gmail.com

People can also visit the DailyFlag for DailyBread’s Facebook and Twitter pages for details.