THUNDER BAY – Tbaytel is proud to announce a new social giving program for northern Ontario that supports inspiring projects and builds strong and healthy communities. Tbaytel for Good Community Fund will provide funding to individuals, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organizations and charities throughout the year.
Tbaytel for Good Community Fund has three main funding programs: Good Neighbour, Good Schools and Good Community. Today, alongside youth from Evergreen a United Neighbourhood, Tbaytel representatives officially opened the application process for the Good Neighbour and Good Schools programs. The Good Neighbour program supports small volunteer-driven projects that enhance community spaces and improve the neighbourhood, while the Good Schools program supports school-based projects that inspire discovery, readiness to learn and improve learning potential.
“Tbaytel is committed to taking care of neighbourhoods and communities in Northern Ontario where we do business. Together, we accomplish more good than we ever could alone;” says Tbaytel president and CEO Dan Topatigh. “From breakfast clubs and anti-bullying initiatives to community gardens, neighbourhood play days or projects that provide assistance to neighbours in need, there are many different ways that Tbaytel for Good Community Fund can help. This new fund is intended to be more grassroots and allow us to work together with neighbours and communities to make a tangible difference where it matters most.”
As a part of the launch, Tbaytel donated a new picnic table to Evergreen a United Neighbourhood as well as school supplies for its youth members. “Tbaytel was informed by a neighbour that Evergreen’s picnic table was broken and a group of employees immediately wanted to help. This is exactly the type of initiative that can be funded through the new Tbaytel for Good Community Fund. It’s about being a good neighbour by recognizing a need and stepping up to support it;” says Tbaytel for Good Community Fund Coordinator Laura Foulds.
Tbaytel for Good Community Fund will provide funding to multiple neighbourhood and school projects in 2016. The guidelines for each funding program are simple and available online at: www.tbaytelforgood.net. The deadline for applications in 2016 is 5:00 PM on October 21, 2016. Winners will be decided by a selection committee of Tbaytel and community representatives.
“Evergreen a United Neighbourhood really depends on local support to keep our operations going so programs like Tbaytel for Good Community Fund are integral, not only to us, but hundreds of grassroots and not-for-profit organizations across the region. Tbaytel’s donation shows what good we can do when we all work together and our youth are so excited to be part of this event;” says Executive Director of Evergreen a United Neighbourhood Linda Bruins.