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A Home Away From Home – KLEO’s Holiday Wish List

Some of last year’s gifts for Jen’s House students
Looks like the snow is here to stay, decorations have begun to pop up around the city, and the holiday season has officially arrived. We are wishing a safe and happy holiday to you and your loved ones. We hope it is filled with warmth, laughter and love.

We are also wishing the same for our Jen’s House students, and you can help make sure that happens. This year, our holiday wish is simple: a home away from home for our Jen’s House students.

Our students must travel far from home for their education, without the comforting arms of their families, and we want Jen’s House to be as comfortable as possible for them. You can help us achieve that by choosing one of the gifts ideas below. Take a look at what kind of support you can provide for our students and see how far your donation can go!



$25 – Food!
Special foods and treats are not within the means of our students. Help us treat them from time to time with your […]

By |December 9th, 2018||

2018 Annual General Meeting

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting is coming up, and you’re invited.

Join us to hear about our recent activities, and to discuss and celebrate both the contributions of the Karen Youth and the accomplishments of the past year.

Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Location: Churchill Alternative School, 345 Ravenhill Avenue, Ottawa
Registration from 7:00pm to 7:15pm
AGM: 7:15pm-8:15pm

Please be advised that there will be voting for elections to the Board of Directors and to carry out other business. All are welcome, and KLEO members are eligible to vote.

Come and celebrate with the Karen Community and KLEO.

By |October 28th, 2018||

KLEO’s Annual Book Sale!

It’s that time of year again! Our annual book sale is just around the corner and we hope to see you there supporting KLEO and Jen’s House!

Where: Dovercourt Recreation Centre – 411 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa
When: Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Time: Sat. 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

You can also support the cause by donating gently used hardcover and softcover books!

Tickled Pink in the Byward Market is hosting a draw until the end of September, where your book donations could get you a $100 shopping spree at Tickled Pink!

For every book donation, or toonie, in lieu of book, you will receive one ballot to enter into the draw!

Please drop off any donations for the contest at Quichua, at 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa.

Please contact Michele White at michelewhite205@gmail.com with any other donations you have for the book sale. Thank you so much for your support, and we can’t wait to see you there!

By |September 15th, 2018||

Thai Dinner and Silent Auction!

Our biannual Thai Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser is just around the corner! Please join us for wonderful food and even better company, all in support of KLEO!

When: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Where: Nokham Thai restaurant – 747 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Time: 6:30 PM
Ticket price: $60 (includes a $35 tax receipt)

Please contact Nancy Maddams at nama108@rogers.com for tickets, and please indicate preference of either the vegetarian or the regular (chicken and beef) menu.

By |September 15th, 2018|Tags: , , |

2017 GIANT Book Sale – KLEO

KLEO Book Sale – The Book sale team is hard at it, at the unit in Kanata, once again generously donated by Dymon Storage. If you have gently used books you would like to donate please let us know. Send us a message and we will organize a pick up or drop-off time. Watch for more information about the sale at Dovercourt Recreation Centre on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2017

Coming Soon to the Dovercourt Community Centre



By |August 13th, 2017||

A Taste of Thailand!

UPDATE (06/17):

We have now sold out of tickets for Tuesday’s dinner and silent auction. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket!

We will update here about any future A Taste of Thailand dinner dates in case you missed out this time!


It’s time once again for our biannual A Taste of Thailand dinner and silent auction!

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th for an evening of fantastic food and even better company, all for a great cause! The fundraiser will once again be hosted at the wonderful Nokham Thai Restaurant.

Tickets are $60, which includes a $35 tax receipt. Tickets are still available, so contact the number or email bellow if interested!

Hope to see you there!

By |June 12th, 2017||

Yoga for KLEO

Please join us on New Years Day for a free two-hour yoga class! Empower ME Yoga in Westboro has so kindly offered to host this free class, which will run from 2:30pm-4:30pm. This is a give-what-you-want event, and all proceeds will go to support KLEO. We hope to see you there!

Where: 346 Richmond Rd (2nd Flr) Ottawa, ON

When: January 1st, 2017, 2:30pm-4:30pm

By |December 17th, 2016||