Daycare parents,

Last week’s fundraising event was a huge success! Thanks to the generosity of our daycare families, staff, board members and community businesses, Hawthorne-on-Essex Daycare raised nearly $3,500 to assist with the ongoing costs of programming, special events and supplies.

Classroom donations generated more than 20 gift baskets for our raffle, and local businesses such as Stubbe Chocolates and Pastry, Fiesta Gardens, Body Harmonics Pilates, Kelly & Co Babysitting, Actinolite, Banjara Indian Cuisine, Nanny Robina and Marlene’s Just Babies made our silent auction extra special.

Big thanks to Rosanne at Bakerbots Baking, and our many talented bakers (and tasters) for making the bake contest and sale so much fun this year.

For those asking, our delicious dinner was prepared for us by Vert Catering, Pasteleria Barreda and Churrasco on St. Clair.

So many people helped make the evening run smoothly – from the sound systems and poster design to set up and clean up. Thank you. We couldn’t have done this without you.

We sincerely hope your family had fun last Tuesday. If you would like to get involved on an ongoing basis with our fundraising committee, please contact Erica at

All the best,

Hawthorne-on-Essex Daycare Board