left to right In photo 108 M.P. Francis Drouin, Jodie Densmore (regional director united way Prescott Russell), Sylvie Leclaire (Board member United way Prescott Russell), Jean Marc Lalonde (honourary united way campaign chair)

Francis Drouin hosts another successful golf tournament for United Way Prescott-Russell

The third annual charity golf tournament organized by Francis Drouin last Friday was a great success. In just three years, this tournament has raised $50,000 for United Way Prescott-Russell.

Funds will directly support the United Way child and youth programs which works to improve access to early childhood learning, after school and literacy development programs across Prescott-Russell. In 2016-2017, this program supported 18,289 children and youth and is poised to grow in impact throughout 2018-2019.

“One in 10 of our children and youth are living in poverty,” said Jodie Densmore, Executive Director at United Way Prescott-Russell. “Thanks to the generous support of community and business leaders, we will be able to support more kids than ever before.”

“Children and youth represent the greatest opportunity for our region’s future,” said Drouin. “Thanks to United Way, they are better equipped to reach their full potential. I commend United Way for their leadership and encourage us all to continue working as a community to support the next generation.”

In honour of its 20th anniversary, United Way is planning to raise an addition $40,000 for local programs at the first-ever Community Auction on September 8 in Rockland. Items for auction include furniture and decor, golf memberships, 4-wheelers and more. Everyone is invited to attend to get great deals and help fund life-changing programs.

About United Way Prescott-Russell

United Way Prescott-Russell invests resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts we identify the root causes of the biggest social challenges facing our community and help find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. One hundred percent of donations to United Way Prescott-Russell stay in the Prescott-Russell region to help those most in need. To learn more, visit www.unitedway-pr.ca.

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Le troisième tournoi de golf annuel de bienfaisance organisé par Francis Drouin fut un succès vendredi dernier. En 3 ans seulement, près de 50 000 fut amassé grâce à ce tournoi.

Les fonds appuieront directement les programmes Centraide pour les enfants et les jeunes, qui visent à améliorer l’accès aux programmes d’apprentissage de la petite enfance, après l’école et d’alphabétisation dans Prescott-Russell. En 2016-2017, ce programme a aidé 18 289 enfants et jeunes et devrait connaître une croissance en 2018-2019.

«1 enfant et jeune sur 10 vit dans la pauvreté. », A déclaré Jodie Densmore, directrice régionale de Centraide Prescott-Russell. «Grâce à l’appui généreux des leaders communautaires et des chefs d’entreprise, nous pourrons soutenir plus d’enfants que jamais auparavant.»

«Les enfants et les jeunes représentent la plus grande opportunité pour l’avenir de notre région», a déclaré Drouin. «Grâce à Centraide, ils sont mieux outillés pour atteindre leur plein potentiel. Je félicite Centraide pour son leadership et nous encourageons tout à continuer à travailler en tant que communauté pour soutenir la prochaine génération. »

En l’honneur de son 20e anniversaire, Centraide prévoit amasser 40 000 $ de plus pour des programmes locaux lors du premier encan bienfaisance le 8 septembre à Rockland. Les articles mis aux enchères comprennent des meubles et des objets de décoration, des abonnements de golf, des véhicules tout terrain et plus. Tout le monde est invité à assister à cet événement exceptionnel afin d’aider à financer des programmes qui changent des vies.

À propos de Centraide Prescott-Russell

Centraide Prescott-Russell investit des ressources là où elles sont le plus nécessaires et aura le plus grand impact. À travers des recherches, des évaluations et des partenariats avec des experts communautaires, nous identifions les causes profondes des plus grands défis sociaux auxquels notre communauté est confrontée et nous aidons à trouver des solutions qui améliorent des dizaines de milliers de vies. Cent pour cent des dons à Centraide Prescott-Russell restent dans la région de Prescott-Russell pour aider les plus démunis. Pour en savoir plus, visitez http://www.centraide-pr.ca


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