Perth, ON – March 2, 2017 … The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group has presented a cheque for $25,000 to Grandview Children’s Centre and toured the facility on Wednesday, March 1. Funded through The Commonwell’s C.A.R.E (Create a Ripple Effect) program in a joint donation with the Durham Insurance Brokers Association, the proceeds will support ongoing services at Grandview Children’s Centre – Durham Region’s only paediatric outpatient rehabilitation facility.
“The Commonwell has long supported not-for-profit organizations directly in the communities we operate in,” explained Tim Shauf, President and CEO of the Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. “We are investing in Grandview Kids because we know we can make a difference in the future of children and youth with special needs right here in the Durham Region.”
The paediatric experts at Grandview Children’s Centre provide outpatient treatment, rehabilitation services and more to children and their families in the Durham Region. Founded in 1983, demand at Grandview Children’s Centre has now reached 8,600 kids and includes a growing waitlist currently at over 2,750 applicants.
“Investments in Grandview Kids from great organizations such as The Commonwell make a significant impact,” said Brigitte Tschinkel, Executive Director of Development at Grandview Kids. “Every year we rely heavily on the generosity of our donors to help with programming, services and funding gaps.”
The Commonwell’s C.A.R.E (Create a Ripple Effect) program helps to fund vital charitable organizations in the Eastern Ontario communities that The Commonwell serves. Last year, the Commonwell donated over $575K to a variety of local organizations including hospitals, food banks, Big Brothers Big Sisters, youth services, Habitat for Humanity and palliative care.
The cheque presentation took place at Grandview Children’s Centre on Wednesday, March 1 in Oshawa, Ontario.