(Mississauga ON) – Employees at Mississauga’s Ready Bake Foods got together recently and cooked up a treat for ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development in the form of a $23,342 donation. Ready Bake is a division of Weston Foods Canada, and the donation was raised as part of Weston’s annual company-wide fundraising campaign, Weston – Seeding Stronger Communities.
For their campaign, each Weston division raises money for its own community through payroll deductions and special events. Then the parent company, George Weston Limited, matches every dollar the employees raise.
“Each year, the Weston – Seeding Stronger Communities campaign offers us a chance to give back to our local community,” said Sara Curwen, VP, Operations. “At Ready Bake we are delighted to support ErinoakKids this way for the second year in a row. Our employees find much joy in helping this amazing organization.”
“This gift is very welcome and very timely, because we have started our In My Dreams campaign to raise $20-million to equip our three new state-of-the-art treatment sites to be opened in early 2017,” said Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO of ErinoakKids. “On behalf of the children and families we serve, we thank Ready Bake Foods and Weston for their generous support.”
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. For more information about ErinoakKids please visit www.ErinoakKids.ca.
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ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
P: 905.855.2690 ext. 4301