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Amherstburg Community Foundation Announces Funding

Wednesday June 3rd, 2020, 9:19pm


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The Amherstburg Community Foundation announced Wednesday several orginzations selected for funding through the Foundation’s Believe in Amherstburg Initiative.

The initiative, which was funded by 28 Community Builders declaring their support through donations, offered the possibility of up to $7500 for project funding.

Twelve Amherstburg organizations were identified, two of which were personally funded by board members. The remaining ten were included in a six week online public voting contest which saw 14509 votes cast.

The objective of this initiative was to raise awareness and funds for non-profit, volunteer driven, Amherstburg organizations that are doing so much for so many. As a result of the awareness
generated two anonymous donors came forward with an additional $15,000.

“The entire Believe in Amherstburg intitiative has been a huge success. Community leaders stepped up, residents got involved and 12 organizations received funding that will help them help
many, many others. Thank you to everyone who cared to make Amherstburg even better,” said Richard Peddie, President of the Amherstburg Community Foundation.

$63,765 were distributed as shown to the following organizations:

  • Wings Avian Rehabilitation Centre – $7500 to repair cages, pens and ponds
  • House Youth Centre – $7500 for computer/technology area
  • Amherstburg Food & Fellowship – $12,995 to replace HVAC system
  • Amherstburg Historic Sites – Park House $7500 to repair and preserve the museum building
  • Amherstburg Community Services – $5500 to purchase a new commercial dishwasher
  • Firehorse Leadership Organization – $5000 for a youth engagement and leadership program
  • Safe Families – $2000 supporting Amherstburg families in crisis
  • Amherstburg/Fort Malden Horticultural – $5000 for community garden at new Community hub
  • Fighting Island Boxing Club – $7500 for a new boxing ring at the new Community hub
  • Holiday Beach Migration Observatory – $1270 for equipment and uniforms
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul – $2000 to cover cost of police clearances for their volunteers.

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