Rosanne Longo of the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation recently visited ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development to present a $70,000 donation. The gift comes from proceeds of the Longo’s 25th annual Fore Kids’ Sake Charity Golf Tournament, held in June at Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre.
“We are so pleased to support ErinoakKids in their mission to helps children and youth with disabilities reach their full potential,” said Longo, Chair of the Foundation and Longo’s spokesperson. “Our family is dedicated to supporting children’s and women’s charities that focus on health and fostering a sense of family and community. The partnership with ErinoakKids is a great example of our vision in action.”
A record 500 golfers took part in the Longo’s tournament, which included support from Longo’s family, friends, staff, and vendors. This year’s event raised more than $250,000 for local charities.
“We are truly privileged to be associated with Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation and are humbled by their generosity,” explained Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO of ErinoakKids. “This donation will support our redevelopment project as well as programs and services that do not receive government funding. We are thankful for this significant investment in the lives of the children and youth we serve.”
About ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children’s Treatment Centre, serving more than 14,500 children and youth annually who have a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, autism, communication disorders, as well as children who are blind and/or deaf. Our mission is to help our clients achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. Serving the regions of Halton and Peel as well as Dufferin County, ErinoakKids has approximately 650 staff and 11 sites from which we provide a comprehensive array of assessment, medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families. In 2011 the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services approved our redevelopment project to enable ErinoakKids to consolidate and replace our existing patchwork of leased and largely inaccessible facilities into three larger sites which will be ideally situated for easy access within our catchment area. These new facilities will more than double our treatment space and are being designed specifically for the care of children and youth with special needs. The new facilities are expected to open in 2017.
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