*Pictured Above: Mayor Jim Diodati presenting a cheque to Family & Children Services (FACS) Board Members David Demoe, Anne Kemp, David Weeks, staff member Chris Walker and Sleep Cheap Committee Member Tish DiBellonia (Americana Resort & Spa)
It was the 11th year that various Niagara Falls hotels and attractions got together for the annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap. This popular local event allows Niagara Region residents to choose a hotel (from a list) for a minimal fee over a 5 day period (for a one night overnight stay). Last year’s Sleep Cheap ran from Sunday, November 9th to Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 100% of the proceeds from these hotel bookings go to local charities within the Niagara Region.
Thanks to these Niagara Falls Hotels for participating:
Americana Conference Resort, Spa & Waterpark , Best Western Fallsview , Comfort Inn Clifton Hill , Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn & Suites by the Falls, Days Inn Near the Falls, Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa, Embassy Suites Hotel Fallsview, Fallsview Casino Resort, Four Points by Sheraton , Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, Hampton Inn North of the Falls, Hilton Hotel & Suites Fallsview, Holiday Inn by the Falls, Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Marriott Niagara Falls – Fallsview & Spa, Michael’s Inn by the Falls, Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls, Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview, Ramada Niagara Falls, Sheraton on the Falls, Skyline Inn, Sterling Inn & Spa and Wyndham Gardens Niagara Falls.
A couple Niagara Falls attractions also got in on the charity fundraiser and donated/provided discounts towards the cause:
The Greg Frewin Theatre – Niagara residents could attend the “Imagine” Las Vegas Style show for only $27 for Adults and $20 for Children (taxes and fees included). Half the proceeds went to local charities.
The Skylon Tower – Niagara residents could travel to the top of the tower for only a Toonie for Adults, and Children 12 and under are only a loonie.
The Bird Kindom – The world’s largest indoor, free-flying aviary that features rare and exotic birds from all over the world, offered 50% of admission during the Sleep Cheap event with a non-perishable food item.
In total, $126,250 was raised over this 5 day period!
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati presented a few of the cheques yesterday afternoon to:
Foundation for Family and Children Services (FACS): Accepting: Board Members David Demoe, Anne Kemp, David Weeks, staff member Chris Walker, and Sleep Cheap Committee Member Tish DiBellonia (photo shown above)
One Foundation for The Big Move Cancer Ride: Accepting: Gord Statham, Board Member & Big Move Co-Chair, and Sleep Cheap Committee Member Keith Simmonds (Great Wolf Lodge)
Niagara Falls Community Outreach: Accepting: Chris Walting, Fundraising Chair United Way
United Way: Accepting: Carol Stewart-Kirkby, Executive Director, and Sleep Cheap Committee Member Maria Menechella
Thank-you to the Niagara residents and the Niagara Falls Hotels and attractions that participated!