The third and final Public Report Night for the 2015 Annual Fundraising Campaign was held last night at Fat Jimmy’z in Blenheim.
Campaign Co-Chairs, Kelly Bayda and Aimee June, gave a few opening remarks and then accepted the following campaign contributions from local businesses and their employees:
Hopkins Canada Inc. – $11,006
WoodBridge Foam Corporation – $29,280
RBC – $7,400
Handy Bros. Climate Care Inc. – $4,144
BMO Bank of Montreal – $7,900
“The gifts presented tonight combined have helped us reach $1,308,965. We are nearly three quarters of the way through our campaign but are not yet three quarters of the way to our $2,015,000 goal. During this season of giving we are asking EVERYONE in Chatham-Kent to help us achieve our goal. There are 40,000 people in our community who rely on support they receive from the funded agencies, programs and services,” said Aimee.
“There are many ways people can get involved – ask your employer to host a presentation and allow for payroll deduction, go online to www.uwock.ca to make a secure donation, or simply call any of the three offices,” added Kelly.
Those wishing to receive a 2015 income tax receipt are encouraged to submit their gift on or before December 31st.