Three groups to receive donations to support urgent needs as part of ongoing donation program
Caledon, Ont. – TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley and the Humeniuk Foundation highlighted three community organizations on Thursday – the Orangeville Food Bank, Caledon Meals on Wheels and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada – providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic and announced that all three will receive funding as part of an ongoing donation program.
The donations, totaling $125,000, are part of an effort by TPC Toronto and the Humeniuk family to promote the work done by organizations in the Caledon community and beyond to provide relief from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their ongoing needs in the coming weeks.
“These three groups are providing critical services for people in our community during these challenging times. We hope today’s announcement will help generate awareness and ongoing support throughout our community for these organizations,” said TPC Toronto President Chris Humeniuk. “We also hope that this sends a message to the many wonderful employees and volunteers at these organizations that we’re grateful for their efforts and pleased to help them achieve some of their immediate objectives”.
Immediate needs supported by today’s donations, as well as the contributions each group will receive, are listed below:
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada ($50,000): A national charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth involved in child welfare, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is mobilizing to get emergency resources into the hands of vulnerable young people who have ‘aged out’ of the child welfare system to help them meet their basic housing, food and mental health needs. The Foundation is also researching and distributing information to these youth about other programs and services that might be of help to them. The donation will go towards the Foundation’s COVID-19 Crisis Support Fund, which will support young people in both the Peel region and across Canada.
“While this pandemic is affecting all of us, its effects are escalated on vulnerable youth who have ‘aged out’ of government care such as foster and group homes. Already on the margins before the COVID-19 crisis, these youth are now at even higher risk of experiencing homelessness, poverty and mental health challenges,” said Valerie McMurty, President and CEO of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. “We want to show these young people that they are not alone and this gift helps us provide essential services to do so.”
For more information about Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, click here.
Caledon Meals on Wheels ($25,000): Through its Hot and Frozen Meal Program and ‘Wee’ Care Grocery Program, Caledon Meals on Wheels is keeping new and existing clients connected, easing pressure on caregivers and providing healthy meals and food to seniors, people with disabilities and those dealing with health issues throughout Caledon, Orangeville and the surrounding areas.
“This gift helps Caledon Meals on Wheels provide nutritious food to people in need throughout our community. At a time when so many people face challenges, we’re proud to continue programs that safely provides healthy meals and groceries to our clients, and we’re so thankful to TPC Toronto and the Humeniuk family for their support,” said Christine Sevigny, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels.
For more information on Caledon Meals on Wheels, click here.
Orangeville Food Bank ($50,000): As part of a strategic plan to ensure community sustainability and meet the needs of a growing community, the Orangeville Food Bank recently moved into a larger new facility. The funding will help increase cold storage capacity to allow larger quantities of perishable food donations.
“We are grateful to the Humeniuk Foundation and TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley for their support during this time of great need. Their donation will assist us upgrading our cold storage ensure we can continue to provide fresh and perishable foods as the need for our services grow,” said Heather Hayes, Orangeville Food Bank Executive Director.
For more information on the Orangeville Food Bank, click here.
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