Grade 12 Student Organizes Fundraising Concert for Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Joshua selling donutsWe have announced the 2016 ORC Share the Love Concert for a couple of weeks now.  However, most people don’t realize that this concert is the initiative of a Vancouver high school student.  Joshua has been an ORC volunteer for a couple of years now.  Since he joined our group, he has been active in many behind the scenes work that has helped our missions. In addition to helping us complete inventory, pack, and organize our supplies, Joshua has also initiated his own recruitment and fundraising activities.  We are so happy to have young volunteers like Joshua who has decided to devote his time volunteering to make a difference in the midst of exams and university applications.

Joshua’s first fundraiser for ORC was a Krispy Kreme donut sale which raised $3,000 for ORC’s mission to India in November 2015. The success of this event inspired him to raise more money for ORC. His idea and enthusiasm in organizing a benefit concert for ORC created interest and gained support with his friends, Glad Tidings Church, and Dr. MacLennan, conductor of the Lord Byng Symphony Orchestra.

As a result, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 48 talented young people will gather for an afternoon of music which will feature the Orchestra’s performance of Symphony No.5 in B Flat Major by Franz Schubert and chamber performances by the youth group of Amazing Agape Christian Church.


Tickets are $20 and includes refreshments and can be purchased at Evenbrite or at the door.  Look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday at 2 pm.