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Drizzzles Candy Shop to hold charity barbecue for local family in need

By: Allison Chorney

  |  Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 10:28 am

Adila Faheem, owner of Drizzzles Candy Store, said she was inspired by an Airdrie City View article to hold a fundraiser BBQ on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in support of a local woman who says she was abused by her husband for over a decade.
Adila Faheem, owner of Drizzzles Candy Store, said she was inspired by an Airdrie City View article to hold a fundraiser BBQ on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in support of a local woman who says she was abused by her husband for over a decade.
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Drizzzles Candy Shop owner Adila Faheem said she was inspired to host a charity barbecue after reading a March 27, Airdrie City View article about a local woman who is struggling to support herself and her family after she says she suffered abuse at the hands of her husband for more than a decade.

“I read her story and it reminded me of some of my friends,” Faheem said.

“I know how hard it is to go through that. Back then I couldn’t help (my friends) but now I’m in a position where I can help.”

On May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Faheem will be hosting a fundraising event in support of the woman, whose name we changed to Sara to protect her identity and that of her children.

The event will include a delicious meal of tandoori chicken, salads and naan bread for $10, $10 face painting, $5 henna and free kids crafts. All the proceeds from the event will go to Sara and her family.

“We are just hoping to raise as much funds as possible,” Faheem said. “I need everybody’s help because I can’t do this alone.”

The candy store will also be offering some in-store specials that day, including 30 per cent off all European chocolate and candy.

There will also be a silent auction of gift baskets donated from local businesses, such as a spice basket, baskets of hair products, a massage gift certificate and more.

Drizzzles, located at 5 -125 Main Street, will also be having a draw for one of the store’s fantastic candy bouquets.

“It’s for a good cause,” Faheem said.

“(Sara) will feel the whole community is with her. This is what Airdrie is about, we’re one big family. I want (Sara) to feel that.”


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