Dilico Children’s Foundation Launch: New charity will improve the lives of children and youth in Northwestern Ontario
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March 25th, 2010, Thunder Bay, ON – The Dilico Children’s Foundation was officially launched by representatives from Dilico Anishinabek Family Care today. Dilico Children’s Foundation is a new not-for-profit organization that grants life enriching opportunities to Anishinabek children, youth and families.
“Many families in our First Nations do not get to enjoy the same educational, health, recreational and cultural opportunities as their peers,” said Don Auger, Executive Director of Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. “The Dilico Children’s Foundation has been established to help bridge these inequalities by providing life enriching experiences to children and families who face social and economic barriers.”
The Dilico Children’s Foundation will provide additional resources over and above those provided through mainstream government funding programs and services. The types of initiatives to be funded include education scholarships and bursaries, summer camps, sports team fees and recreational equipment. The Foundation Board of Directors will solicit community donors, manage various giving funds and identify suitable recipient children and families.
As part of today’s launch event, TD Bank Financial Group was introduced as a founding donor of the new Dilico Children’s Foundation.
"At TD, we believe that we have an enormous opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our children”, says Warren Seaberg, Relationship Manager, TD Bank Financial Group. “Working together with the Dilico Children’s Foundation, it is our hope that by investing in young people now, we can help our children realize their potential as they step up to new challenges. "
Over the forthcoming months, Dilico Children’s Foundation will be seeking new donors to support its various giving funds. Individuals or businesses who would like to donate to the Dilico Children’s Foundation are encouraged to learn more at www.dilicochildrensfoundation.com
The Dilico Children’s Foundation is about making positive impacts on the lives of children and youth and as a result, helping Anishinabek families and communities achieve balance and wellbeing. The Foundation will exist to ensure that every child, youth and family has access to a range of activities, experiences and supports to help enhance the quality of their lives; recognize their individual potential and achieve their life goals. The long-term impact will be the presence of confident and healthy individuals and families, living in prosperous communities.
For further information please contact:
Tel : (807) 767-4443 Ext.223
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