The spirits were high during the Community Foundation of Halton North’s grant recipient celebration on May 25, 2017. In attendance were six lucky organizations who are receiving funding from CFHN including ADAPT Halton, the Bob Rumball Association for the Deaf, the Darling Home for Kids, the FirstOntario Art Centre Milton, Milton Transitional Housing, and the United Way of Halton & Hamilton.

Executive Director of the Community Foundation Sue Lawrenson explains its efforts, “We try to work with charity partners and continue the conversation about giving and philanthropy.” In addition to this year’s grant winners, the last two years have seen 70,000 dollars dispersed among 10 other notable charities. The Foundation has just hit the one million mark in endowments.

The ceremony took place following food and mingling inside the beautifully re-furbished Helson Gallery at the Halton Hills Library & Cultural Centre. Entertainment consisted of youth performers Jake Hazzard, Madelaine Gain and 11-year-old Easton Meth who’s piano playing wowed the crowd.

Melody Jackson represents Darling Home for Kids, and is thrilled to be a grant recipient. The Home serves medically fragile children that are technology dependant. Located on the Escarpment, Jackson describes it as “A very happy place, with warm loving children and wonderful families.”

Karen Chambers, Executive Director of the Bob Rumball Association, which supports deaf people with disabilities, echoes the sentiment of appreciation, “We are truly grateful that we were chosen by the Foundation and want to express our sincere gratitude.”

Milton Transitional Housing, another grant recipient, provides a bridge for people experiencing a housing crisis. The organization has just had its 9th graduate from the program, and continues to diversify their assistance with seniors and newcomer families in addition to single mothers etc.

Considering a gift to the Community Foundation of Halton North? Visit their website at www.cfhn.ca.

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