Sleighing Hunger Concert Raises $80,000 For Local Food Banks

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021

Posted at 8:04pm


The S’Aints 2020 Sleighing Hunger concert raised $80,000 from ticket sales, CD sales, music downloads, and various local sponsors’ contributions.

The funds were presented to the Windsor Essex Food Bank Association ($50,500), Chatham’s Outreach for Hunger ($25,000) and the two St. Clair College student food banks Student Representative Council-Windsor ($3,000) Thames Students Incorporated-Chatham ($1,500).

“The fabled and long-standing generosity of our community may not surprise me much any longer, but its’ phenomenal degree certainly did astound me this year,” said St. Clair College President Patti France. “To set a fundraising record amid a pandemic with a concert that, by necessity, had to be staged remotely is the most heart-warming ending imaginable for this COVID-era Christmas story.”

The S’Aints Sleighing Hunger concerts have now raised $350,000 in the past ten years.

The S’Aints are comprised of Jody Raffoul, Kelly Hoppe, Kelly Authier, David Cyrenne, Wes Buckley, Liz Robinson, Stephanie Baker, Martin Bak, and Jeff Burrows.

“For the past ten years, we have been honoured to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves as a group of musicians. The opportunity to record, perform during the Christmas season and partner with St. Clair College has been both humbling and extraordinary,” said The S’Aints founding member Jeff Burrows. “Although we missed celebrating our 10th anniversary live at our partner’s Caesars Windsor Colosseum, we managed to pull off a “virtual concert “thanks to our friends at LiUna Local 625.”

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