Cal LeGrow Foundation donates $4,920 to Youth 2000 Centre

March 4, 2016

The Cal LeGrow Foundation is pleased to announce a donation of $4,920 to the Back to School Assistance Program, run by the Youth 2000 Centre (Y2C), in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Since 2012, Y2C, through their Back to School Assistance Program, has supported low-income families with backpacks filled with school supplies for students attending grades K-12. The goal is to ensure all students have the tools they need to succeed in their studies, regardless of their family’s income.

“The Cal LeGrow Foundation is pleased to support initiatives like the Y2C Back to School Assistance Program that support youth and advance their interests, skills and education.”
– 
Gail Ryan, Chair, Cal LeGrow Foundation

“With this donation from the Cal LeGrow Foundation the Y2C will have sufficient resources to expand the program and distribute backpacks to students in Grand Falls-Windsor, and the nearby communities of Browns Arm, Norris Arm, Bishops Falls, and Buchan’s.
– April Skinner, Manager of Community Development, Y2C


About the Cal LeGrow Foundation

The Cal LeGrow Foundation was established to direct the charitable giving of Cal LeGrow Insurance and its employees in Newfoundland and Labrador. The mission of this private not-for-profit corporation, is to give back to the communities they serve by supporting local initiatives that inspire and impact youth.

Additionally, the Foundation awards scholarships of $1,000 to students registered with an accredited post-secondary institution. Scholarship awards are made to students who demonstrate excellence in academic achievement and a strong commitment to helping others within their community, with efforts focused around poverty and youth issues. There are three scholarships awarded annually; one internal to a dependent of a Cal LeGrow employee and  two external scholarships.

Since the beginning of 2012, the Cal LeGrow Foundation has awarded $143,386 in project grants and scholarships. Grants have been provided to 27 groups with diverse mandates, and 10 scholarships have been awarded.

Complete details available online at www.CalLegrow.com/foundation

 

Media contact: 

Gail Ryan, Chair, Cal LeGrow Foundation
Gail.Ryan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bellaliant.net 691-8460

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