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Honey Family Foundation Fund Hands Out $80,000 To Five Local Organization

Friday August 20th, 2021, 8:56am


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The Honey Family Foundation Fund held at the WindsorEssex Community Foundation handed out $80,000 Thursday to assist local programs and initiatives that help support community development.

The five local organizations in Essex County to receive funding on behalf of the Honey Family Foundation include:

  • The Municipality of Leamington awarded $25,000 to assist in the partial funding of a splash pad at Mersea Park. This project is set to take place in 2022.
  • Maryvale awarded $20,000 to support their youth mental health programming in Leamington. The demand for help in Leamington is high, Maryvale currently provides counseling and supports for youth and their families in Leamington 4 days a week. These funds will allow the organization to be able to provide support and help 5-days a week full time.
  • The Leamington Arts Centre awarded $15,000 to provide the organization with assistance, as they have been hit hard due to the pandemic with closed doors and limited events.
  • South Essex Community Council awarded $10,000 to support their elderly programming in Essex County.
  • The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners awarded $10,000 to help assist with food security in Essex County. The Funding will help purchase supplemental ingredients like split peas, lentils, and barley to add nutrition to their dehydrated soup mix. This soup mix will be distributed through food banks and soup kitchens in our local area to secure nutritious food for people in need.

“On behalf of the WECF we want to thank Mr. Honey for selecting us to be the steward of his philanthropic goals. His generosity continues to inspire all of us, and we are honoured to assist and work alongside him with his charitable goals as he continues to touch the lives of many individuals within Essex County through the Honey Family Foundation Fund. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this investment will have for these five organizations and our community,” said  Lisa Kolody, WECF Executive Director.

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