The Cal LeGrow Foundation donates $12,000 to support youth in NL

June 10, 2016

The Cal LeGrow Foundation is pleased to announce $12,000 in donations to three local charities. The Foundation recently contributed $5,000 to the Candlelighters Association, $4,000 to the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra (NSYO), and $3,000 to Allied Youth NL (AY).

The Candlelighters Foundation is a charitable organization formed by the parents, survivors, and family members of those impacted by pediatric cancer. The Association’s largest project, Camp Delight, is an eight-day residential camp supervised by a qualified team of volunteers, lifeguards, and medical staff from the Janeway. The Camp allows kids the opportunity to be kids without being limited by their diagnosis.

The NSYO is the oldest and largest instrumental music program for youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. The organization provides accessible programs for children and teens to explore and grow their appreciation for music through a transformative learning experience. This funding will help support the NSYO’s Tuition Bursary Program, allowing an estimated 20 young people to participate for the entire season.

Allied Youth NL has been helping teens in this province develop their talents and leadership skills for over 50 years. As a non-profit, charitable organization, AY aims to empower youth through education, community projects, conferences, events, extra-curricular activities, scholarships, and so much more. As a supporter of the 2016 Kick Off Weekend, The Foundation has helped members from all across the province overcome the financial barriers that would otherwise prevent them from attending.

 “The Cal LeGrow Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs in Newfoundland and Labrador that inspire and impact youth. We’re thrilled to help these three worthwhile organizations in their efforts across this province.”
– Gail Ryan, Chair, Cal LeGrow Foundation

About the Cal LeGrow Foundation

The Cal LeGrow Foundation was established to direct the charitable giving of Cal LeGrow 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 $164,386 in project grants and scholarships. Grants have been provided to 30 groups with diverse mandates, and 10 scholarships have been awarded.

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Media contact: 

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

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