In view of current public health concerns, Naomi's Colouring Recital has been postponed until further notice.
We value your support and encourage you to support Naomi and her family's efforts by donating at the link below, by calling 519-745-8458 or mailing a cheque to MCC, 203-50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1.
Thank you for your support and we value your prayers for our friends and neighbours around the world affected by Covid-19.
When Naomi Martin was 3, she declared, "Mommy, I'm going to have a colouring recital." When her mother, Sarah Martin, asked her what a colouring recital was, Naomi's response was simple. "A colouring recital is where everyone can come and see how good I can colour." Her mother dismissed the idea as cute, but over the next several months, Naomi and her 5 year-old sister, Abigail had it all figured out.
Here was their plan: The sisters asked their parents to rent a theatre to fit all the people who will come and colour with them. When Sarah mentioned that they can't afford to rent a theatre, Naomi persisted, and said, "if people would pay to come see me colour, then we could give the money to kids in Africa that don't have parents, to help take care of them!" Initially, her parents didn't take it seriously, but when Naomi shared that the recital would be a way to help other children, they decided to do it.
That is how “Naomi's Colouring Recital” took root. Twelve years later, Naomi is now 14 years-old and her and her friends have raised over $10,000 and are continuing to raise funds and awareness.
This is a fun, family-friendly event where you drop in, make a donation and create some art. Please join us for this great cause on Saturday, March 14th or support Naomi's colouring recital by donating online.
MCC continues to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to COVID-19. We are encouraging all event attendees to:
- Evaluate their own health (and the health of people they're in close contact with), when deciding to attend an upcoming MCC event.
- Follow the guidance of your local Public Health department for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of viruses, including, but not limited to:
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Use sanitization materials offered at events
- Greet other event attendees with a fist bump or wave, instead of a handshake