Insurance company’s good will sweeps through Perth and area
The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, an Ontario-based home and auto insurance company donated $547,000 to charities across the province in 2017. $397,300 was donated as part of their C.A.R.E (Create a Ripple Effect) program, an additional $150,000 was donated to local historical organizations throughout the province as part of Canada 150th celebrations. The company aimed to provide financial support to organizations that support the overall well-being of the communities they serve.
From youth organizations to hospitals, festive community events, to settlers villages, museums and food bank donations, The Commonwell touched many lives across the province this past year. They work closely with members of the communities that they serve in to ensure that funds are distributed where urgently needed.
The 2017 C.A.R.E. donations breakdown.
Perth and Surrounding Area
Hub Hospice Palliative Care $10,000;
Lanark County Restorative Justice $5,000;
Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program $2,500;
We C. A. R. E- Rural Ottawa South Support Ser. $25,000;
Canadian Cancer Society — $7,500;
Lanark Highlands Youth Centre — $2,000;
Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation — $14,866;
Perth Union Library — $3,000;
Robbie Dean Counselling Centre — $10,000;
Kemptville Hospital Foundation — $6,000;
Big Brothers Big Sisters Smiths Falls — $762.60;
Perth Food Banks: $10,500; and,
Pembroke Regional Hospital: $25,000.
Area Total: $147,128
Lindsay and surrounding area:
Campbellford Memorial Hospital: $20,000;
Big Brothers Big Sisters — Kawartha Lakes $5,972;
Big Brothers Big Sisters — North Durham $5,000;
We C.A.R.E — Community Care — North Durham $25,000;
A Place Called Home — $7,500;
Dress for Success — $5,000;
Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity — $10,000;
Osteoporosis — Peterborough Chapter — $1,500;
Precious Minds Support Services — $5,000;
Five Counties Children’s Foundation — $20,000;
Girls Incorporated $10,000;
YMCA- Belleville $5,000;
Santa Claus Stocking Fund — $1,000;
Kawartha Food Share — $10,000;
Kawartha Lakes Food Source — $10,000; and,
Junior Achievement: $3,450.
Area Total: $144,422
Alexandria and surrounding area:
We C.A.R.E — Community & Primary Health Care $25,000;
Stormont Dundas Glengarry Ahkwesahsne Children’s Treatment Centre — $10,000;
Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation $25,000;
Alfred Food Bank — $2,500;
Bereaved Families of Cornwall — $5,000;
Society of St. Vincent De Paul — $2,500;
L’Orginal Fook Bank — $2,500;
Agape Centre $2,500;
Hawkesbury Centre Food Bank $2,500; and,
Big Brothers Big Sisters Cornwall — $750.
Area Total: $105,750
“Here at The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, we think of the C.A.R.E program as our way to get actively involved in the great causes and organizations in the Ontario towns that we serve,” said Tim Shauf, president and CEO of the Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. “We think it’s important to do our part in sustaining and promoting local organizations that provide critical support to members of these communities. We hope that these year-round donations make a difference in the lives of people across the province.”
To apply for a C.A.R.E. donation:
Registered charities with a focus on children, health-care efforts or safety, located within The Commonwell’s trading area can apply at https://thecommonwell.ca/create-a-ripple-effect/.