City staff are recommending that Surrey city council approve a $25,800 donation to Sophie's Place, a multidisciplinary child protection centre that is set to open in Surrey on Feb. 1.
The facility was unveiled on Jan. 15 by Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons.
The report to council says that some sources of funding have been identified to support Sophie's Place: A portion of proceeds from the 2012 Mayor's Gala will be allocated to the centre and Tweed-Simmons will hold a fundraising event for the facility once a year.
The city may also apply for funding through a provincial civil forfeiture grant.
The City of Surrey is working with the RCMP, the Ministry of Family Development, The Centre for Child Development and The Child Development Foundation of British Columbia to develop a formal partnership for the operation of the facility.
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