Dufferin Aggregates marked a milestone November 10th. The company announced a total of $1 million raised for Halton Healthcare Services through their drum campaign. The campaign has been a yearly event for the past 10 years.
Every year the company’s business partners donate to the program, and have their logo featured on ready mix concrete trucks. The trucks roll throughout Halton Region for the period of one-year in what they call a “rolling recognition.” One of the logos featured was Remington Homes. “It’s not often you see your name in lights. To actually see it on the road, it gives you a sense of pride and satisfaction” Vice President of Construction, Walter Zanutel said. The developer currently has subdivisions in Oakville, and Georgetown.
The donations go to Halton Healthcare Hospitals in Oakville, Milton, and Georgetown to pay for needed equipment. “This kind of donation enables us to buy hospital equipment,” Milton Hospital Chief Operating Officer (COO) said. Equipment purchases for each hospital come from the funds raised by the foundations in each community. “Having this kind of ongoing support enables us to buy any number of pieces of equipment,” Skupsky said. Equipment that includes everything from bassinets to cardiac monitors, ultrasound machinery, and MRIs that are part of the Milton District Hospital expansion.
This year’s proceeds raised $10,000 more than they were looking for. Dufferin Aggregates decided to give some of it to other charities including the Lunchbox Café. The Lunchbox Café comes under Community Living North Halton in Milton. It provides jobs for adults with developmental disabilities.
Photos by: Denise Cooperwhite