Masala Mixer raises over $60,000 towards Marymound’s Capital Campaign

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Largest Single Total in Event’s Nine-Year History

WINNIPEG, MB – The 2017 Masala Mixer organizing committee is excited to announce that it has already surpassed its $15,000 fundraising goal by over 400%, with over $60,000 raised for Marymound’s capital campaign, ahead of tomorrow night’s event at East India Company Restaurant in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.

“We are thrilled and so grateful for the generosity of Winnipeggers,” said Mardy Yager, Senior Manager, Fund Development for Marymound. “This unbelievable donation means we are significantly closer to restoring the historic Leacock Estate and creating a transition home for those young women aged 12-17 whose past traumas put them at severe risk of victimization.”

The Masala Mixer, established by the Mehra family of East India Company Restaurant, had previously raised nearly $100,000 to fund programs and services at the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba and the Victoria General Hospital Foundation. This year’s organizing committee is honoured to work with Marymound, a leader in providing a continuum of care for Manitoba’s youth as they transition out of care and into adulthood, on their capital campaign to renovate a transition home for vulnerable teenage girls.

Co-hosted by East India Company and the Creaddo Group, the 2017 title sponsor is law firm Taylor McCaffery LLC. Featuring silent auction pieces from the Graffiti Gallery while showcasing the high-energy live music from Nathan Zahn, a veteran of the Canadian electronic music scene, this year’s masquerade-themed night is set to be an incredible opportunity for up-and-coming Winnipeggers to network while contributing to a worthy cause.

“This incredible total is the highest single-year amount we have raised in nine years of putting together this event. On behalf of the organizing committee and our sponsors, I couldn’t be more proud,” said Sachit Mehra, founder, Masala Mixer. “We’re hoping to see the total continue to rise over the next few days and at the door. We want to do all we can to help Marymound reach their goal and give all girls a safe place to thrive.”

Tickets for the fundraiser are $35 and are available online at www.masalamixerwpg.com now. Doors open at 7 p.m. and cocktail attire and masquerade masks are encouraged.