Giving Tuesday campaign raises $4,000 for Community Living Essex County

Special to the RTT

Community Living Essex County joined the Giving Tuesday movement once again this year.

It was a movement on a national scale where non-profit charitable organizations across the country banded together to kick off the giving season while spreading awareness for their cause. This is the third time this movement has taken place in Canada, and Community Living Essex County’s second time participating in it.

CLEC is pleased to share that with the help of many generous supporters in the community, they received an amazing $2,000 in online and text donations during its Giving Tuesday campaign. The campaign started Dec. 1 – which was “Giving Tuesday” – and ran through Dec. 24.

Tony DeSantis, Manager of Community Relations and Resource Development with Community Living Essex County receives a cheque from representatives of Hometown Family Pharmacy of Harrow including, Pharmacist , Maurice Hung and owner, Lonie Kady. (Submitted photo)

Tony DeSantis, Manager of Community Relations and Resource Development with Community Living Essex County receives a cheque from representatives of Hometown Family Pharmacy of Harrow including, Pharmacist , Maurice Hung and owner, Lonie Kady. (Submitted photo)

Corporate partners Hometown Family Pharmacy of Harrow agreed to generously match each donation – bringing the grand total to $4,000! All proceeds from this online venture will directly support people with an intellectual disability and their families across Essex County.

Highlights from the campaign can be viewed on the CLEC Facebook and Twitter pages.

“Community Living Essex County would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in our campaign,” commented Nancy Wallace-Gero, CLEC’s executive director. “Whether it was by donating, sharing posts from our social media sites, or simply by spreading the word – every contribution towards this campaign was sincerely appreciated,” adds Wallace-Gero.

A special thank you to Hometown Family Pharmacy for being incredible supporters of the work being done by Community Living Essex County.

Community Living Essex County operates several homes in Amherstburg as well as Channel Resource Centre.

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