The Kenora & Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation awarded The Borrowing Cupboard a grant of $3,500 towards the purchase of equipment. The grant was awarded at the end of 2021 and The Borrowing Cupboard board is reviewing the lending data of the operation before deciding on what equipment is most needed. Thank you KLWCF for your support!
RTO/ERO, The Retired Teachers of Ontario / Les Enseignants Retraités de l'Ontario Community Grants are designed to encourage all RTOERO Districts to support and partner with local organizations to promote projects that will help their strategic goals of improving the lives of members and seniors. Since the inception of this grant 23 years ago, they’ve donated $1.86 million for 576 projects.
Many thanks to Stephanie Kennedy for her assistance with the grant process. For more information on RTO/ERO community grants, visit their website.
Photo this page [l - r]: Nicole Pell, Carrie Davis and Brock Chisholm, The Borrowing Cupboard board members with new wheelchairs purchased with the grant.
In a tremendous show of mutual support, the local CUPE 3624 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital generously donated $500 towards operational expenses at The Borrowing Cupboard.
The Borrowing Cupboard and the LOWDH have long enjoyed a strong community partnership. We're conveniently located close to the hospital so patients can easily access our services. We have several board members who are hospital employees. The Rehab Department staff are working volunteers with access to lend our full line of mobility equipment. We work together to support the needs of post-surgical, out-patient and physiotherapy patients.
Photo this page [l - r]: Carrie Davis, The Borrowing Cupboard board member accepting a $500 cheque from Peter Moore, president of CUPE 3634
Many thanks to the local Retired Teaches of Ontario District 26 organization for their generous donation towards operational expenses and mobility equipment.
The Borrowing Cupboard has been fortunate to have early and dedicated support from our local RTO and we've maintained a strong partnership through board membership and volunteer activity. We're very proud to have received this donation from RTO District 26.
For more information RTO District 26 [Kenora], visit their Facebook page.
Home Page Photo [l - r]: Josie Groen, President RTO District 26 and Brock Chisholm, The Borrowing Cupboard board member with equipment purchased with the donation.
Thank you to Standard Insurance for their generous donation supporting our operational expenses. They truly "walk the talk" in their support of the communities they do business in. The strongest partnerships are based on mutual respect and a shared interest.
From their website: "Since our humble beginnings in 1897, we have operated as an integral part of our communities, investing in the places we live and work, and supporting our staff in their community involvement. A key pillar of our success comes from being deeply ingrained in the concerns and needs of the communities in which we live and work. Participating in our communities makes us proud of who we are and what we do."
From their values: "We Support and Enrich Our Communities We care about our communities, because we live in them. We look for opportunities to support our local partners and give back through philanthropy and volunteering. The success and future of our company depends on our communities’ well-being."
Visit their website for more information.