1. What is Coffee Break®?
Coffee Break is the Alzheimer Society's major nationwide annual fundraiser where friends, co-workers and customers gather in communities across Canada to raise funds for local Alzheimer Societies. Participants at these events make a donation in exchange for a cup of coffee. The money raised stays in that province or community to help support local programs and services.
2. Where does an Alzheimer Coffee Break take place?
Large corporations, small businesses, hospitals, schools, service organizations, health-care facilities and private residences are just a few examples of ideal places to host coffee breaks. You can organize an event -- large or small in your community, workplace or home.
3. When does it take place?
The 18th annual Alzheimer Coffee Break kicks off on Thursday, September 19, 2012 and continues throughout the month and into October. Check with your provincial Alzheimer Society for dates, times and locations in your area.
4. How do I host a Coffee Break?
It's easy. You can hold a break in your office, at home, at your church, in a local mall or anywhere you can set up a stand and serve coffee or give out coffee cup cut-outs. You can also offer tea and juice, add cookies or pastries to increase the donations, or use the coffee cup cut-outs for supporters to write their name on in recognition for their donation. To get started, contact your provincial Alzheimer Society to register and receive host information.
5. Why should you host an Alzheimer Coffee Break?
When you host an Alzheimer Coffee Break in your community, you help raise much-needed funds for local programs and services for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Your support makes a huge difference in their lives.
6. How much money is raised?
Thanks to sponsors and participants, more than $1.1 million was raised in 2012.