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Wings Newsletter February 2016

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Wings Newsletter February 2016

WINGS Joyfully Announces the Birth of Our First Baby of 2016:  

Audrey Adelle

born Wednesday, Feb 3 , 2016 at 

7 lbs 2 0z at 11:20 pm

The Heart of Love at WINGS Maternity Home February Newsletter 2016


Our First 2016 Baby Has Arrived!


WINGS' resident, Rachel, came to us needing shelter this past November and quickly adjusted to the home, jumping hard into studies with Grade Twelve physics in the Nest Day School. Rachel plans to enter engineering and was upgrading while pregnant, in order to enter post-secondary education next year.


Last Wednesday, with a grin and a dance (check out the video on Marion's Facebook page), Rachel headed to Lakeridge Health Ajax with Marion.  To all our delight, Rachel delivered her first child in just under five hours, all natural, without any complications.  Thanks for your prayers!


Beautiful Baby Audrey is the forty-fifth child born through the ministry of WINGS Maternity Home, our first joy of 2016.  Thank you for standing with WINGS for LIFE.


Special Thanks to Renaldo Dwarka at RAD Photography for your generous support to WINGS with your incredible gift as a photographer.

Did you know? 

Huge Student Success at the NEST Day School Continues!

According to current statistics, adults who begin a secondary school correspondence courses average about 20% completion. Not at the NEST.


Currently, we average a 91% completion rate of courses.  All the students enrolled at the NEST are not only completing their courses, but the class average is in the high eighties.  


Thank you for supporting the future of our community and resident mothers at WINGS! To become a KEY to their future through financial sponsorship, click here.  

Thank you to our KEY DONORS who are making history through this vital support, including:


The 700 Club            

Ceilidh  Lock of The Mortgage Broker Company 

Cheryl Devenney of Coldwell Banker 2M Realty

Beverly Abraham    

Debbie & Howie Schmelzer   

Marion Cozens

The Svetec Family


Upcoming Events


On February 28th, from 1- 4 pm, we are hosting Share the Love, a drop in event for our monthly partners at WINGS, in celebration of our beloved Feathers and Key Donors. If you are a monthly supporter of WINGS or would like to become one, this event is designed for you!


Come drop by WINGS for a brief visit between one and four and hear Marion Cozen's heart and dreams for the future of WINGS Maternity Home. Learn about the new additions at our NEST Day School with Jenny Svetec, our Lead Teacher.  Meet our young resident moms and their babies. Tour the home if you haven't done so already. Enjoy a beautiful lunch prepared just for you and your guest(s) by our amazing team of volunteers.


HELP US to spread the WORD on WINGS.  We want everyone to hear how much we appreciate your support of our home.  If you are not a supporter, we will share ways in which you can become one. There is absolutely no pressure, just simply "sharing the love" with each other. 


RSVP Here to Confirm your Time You are Dropping by and the Names of Your Guests

Today is Family Day.  Today,  please give here to directly impact the lives of needy pregnant women and their babies at WINGS. Thank you for giving on the day we celebrate the gift of family. Thank you for your heart of kindness to our moms.

Tickets are now available!  Click here for your Early Bird ticket! Buy your tickets now.  Early Bird pricing is only offered until February 29.  Also, for groups of 10, there are special savings. Contact Marion for details.

Marion's Culinary Corner


Our first WINGS Cookbook is currently under production!  If you have a favourite recipe you want to share, we would love to include it! Send in your best recipes by email here!


Marion's Amazing 

Chicken Divan:

  • 1 large head broccolior about 1/2 bag frozen broccoli 

  • 1.5 - 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed is better)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet curry powder
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Cut the broccoli into florets. Drop into boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes till tender-crisp. Drain. Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks Layer cooked broccoli and chicken on bottom of a 9X13 pan. Mix soup, mayo, lemon juice, curry; pour mixture over chicken. Sprinkle cheese evenly. Bake at 350 for 45 - 50 minutes. Enjoy by itself, or with noodles or rice or a salad. A huge favourite at the NEST Day School!


The Heart of WINGS:  Our Moms and their Babies

Check out our champions-in-the-making enjoying life here at WINGS! We hope your Family Day is a celebration of life and friendship and family from our hearts to yours!

At four and six months, these two are fast friends, just like their moms.


WINGS is a registered Canadian charity.  We rely solely on your support to the dream for abundant life for homeless pregnant mothers and their babies needing shelter.  Please give today.

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