Bruce Power has launched its annual online fundraiser with the goal of raising more than $40,000 in cash donations for community toy and hamper programs this holiday season.
The fundraiser, organized in conjunction with the United Way of Bruce Grey, is open to employees and the public and will benefit numerous local organizations, including:
· Port Elgin Salvation Army
· Kincardine Community Services, St. Anthony’s
· Walkerton Optimist Club
· Tiverton Lions
· Ripley Lions
· Paisley Missionary Church
· Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
· Saugeen First Nation
· Women’s Shelters in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties
· Dorrell Young Christmas Program, Bruce County
· Huron County Christmas Bureau
· United Way Grey County
The fundraiser is open to Bruce Power employees and contractors, as well as the public. Tax receipts will be issued.
If the original goal of $40,000 is exceeded, Bruce Power and the United Way will distribute the extra funds accordingly.
“Our annual holiday toy drive has helped to make the holiday season special for many local families through the various organizations we support,” said Dwight Irwin, Bruce Power’s Manager of Community Relations. “The need locally is once again great, so we encourage everybody to give to their fullest capabilities to ensure these fantastic community organizations can help make the season bright for countless families in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.”
To donate, visit www.brucepowertoydrive.com. Donations will be accepted until November 23rd at midnight.
The toy and hamper fundraiser is part of Bruce Power and its Supplier partners’ annual holiday outreach program, which will also split $76,000 between 38 local food banks, $56,000 in grocery store gift cards to be distributed through local schools and women’s shelters, and $10,000 in warm winter clothing to Bruce Grey Child and Family Services and Huron County Children’s Services.
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