Charities Benefit from Thunder Bay Community Foundation
THUNDER BAY – News – The Thunder Bay Community Foundation provided some early holiday cheer as it gave out over $250,000 to 40 Charities. “It is all because of the generosity of our donors both living and who have left bequests in their wills that we are able to give out a total of $318,000 in 2013” said Tere McDonald Chair of the TBCF.
The Charities were honoured at a Reception hosted by Wayne Toyota. “It is an opportunity for the Executive Directors and Board Members from the local Charities to get to know each other and for our donors to see the people who are engaged in making a difference in Thunder Bay,” said Bonnie Moore the Executive Director of the TBCF.
The grant amounts ranged from $25,000 to $600. Some exciting project included the building of a garage at the Boys and Girls Club, Shelter House Elder in Residence, as well as the Inaugural Trustee Alumni Fund award to Red Cross for an AntiBullying Program.
Thunder Bay Counselling Centre Benefits
Executive Director of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation, Bonnie Moore said, “The Thunder Bay Community Foundation believes very strongly in the work Thunder Bay Counselling Centre is doing. The Budget and Debt Management program is very important and serves a population that is very much in need of assistance. We are so happy to be able to contribute.”
Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, Manager of Education and Support Services, Sheri Fata commented, “This funding comes at a very critical time in the year when our Budget and Debt Management Program experiences its highest volume of clients. Now is the time for financial awareness, not in January when all of the bills start piling up. We are thrilled to have received some additional support during the holiday season.”
The Thunder Bay Community Foundation grant is made possible by generous donors from all walks of life within the Thunder Bay community. The grant will be used to provide support to individuals and families who need assistance with financial stressors. Over the last 45 years, the Budget and Debt Management Program has helped thousands of Thunder Bay residents to pay off debt and reduce financial stress.
Fata shared, “The holidays can be extremely difficult and stressful for people already facing financial burdens. In some cases, people fall into debt during the holidays as well, spending hundreds of dollars on gifts and going above and beyond what they can actually afford. This grant will allow us to assist people who are suffering from challenging financial circumstances brought on by holiday spending and help people meet their financial expectations in the New Year.”
Services provided by the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre’s Budget and Debt Management program include; free personalized debt analysis, custom debt management plans, reduced monthly payments arranged with creditors and more.
Those looking to learn more about Thunder Bay Counselling Centre’s Budget and Debt Management program are encouraged to call (807) 684-1880 or visit www.tbaycounselling.com.