Cruise Night 50/50 funds distributed to Port Colborne community
Port Colborne Community Fund distributed proceeds from the Port Colborne Cruise Night 50/50 draws to three programs providing programs and services in Port Colborne. From left to right: Arlene Lessard, lead capital campaign coordinator Friends of Roselawn Centre, Connie Mack, Pro Kids coordinator YMCA Niagara, Tony Spiteri guest presesnter representing Downtown Cruisers Association, Claudia Bema, presenter on behalf of the Port Colborne Community Fund and Dawn Maie Cavasin, Development Officer Habitat for Humanity Niagara.
Over the summer the volunteers with the Port Colborne Community Fund ran weekly 50/50 draws at the Port Colborne Cruise Nights. They also ran a one-day huge 50/50 draw at the Canal Days car show. The weekly draws started on May 7th and ran until Sept. 25th. Over $10,000 was raised.
Tuesday the Port Colborne Community Fund presented cheques to three programs providing programs and services in Port Colborne.
- YMCA of Niagara received $3,000 towards their ProKids Program in Port Colborne. Through this program they connect children and youth who face financial challenges with organizations providing sports, recreation and cultural organizations. Our grant last year of $1,000 to this Program helped 12 children from Port take part in hockey leagues, music lessons, gymnastics classes and YMCA memberships.
- The Roselawn Centre received $1,500 towards their capital campaign for renovations/improvements to the Centre.
- Habitat for Humanity also received $1,500 towards their Habitat Reno build in Port Colborne. The initial stages of the renovation build are currently underway at 320 Bell St. in Port Colborne.