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IceCaps Donate Nearly $30,000 to Charities in November Posted by IceCaps on

IceCaps Care and the Williams Family Foundation donated $29,600 to five local charities prior to games at Mile One Centre in November.

Habitat For Humanity received $8,600, Citizens Crime Prevention Association were awarded $6,000 and the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Goulds Elementary and Mazol Shriners all received $5,000 to support their endeavours in this province.

Habitat for Humanity, Newfoundland and Labrador will use the money to purchase a tool cargo trailer which will store equipment and make transfer more efficient.

“Having this trailer will give site supervisors more time to spend on teaching volunteers and homeowners construction skills and spend direct time on preparing sites for the next group of volunteers,” said Nelson White, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Newfoundland and Labrador. “Increased security of our tools and the elimination of on-going rental storage costs make us better at what we do.”

Citizens Crime Prevention Association, Newfoundland and Labrador will use the funding to sponsor the Rachel Challenge – an anti-bullying school project that is based on the life of Rachel Scott who was killed in Columbine – in all schools in the province.

“It is a movement that aims to have a positive impact on people’s lives, in this case Newfoundland and Labrador students, by spreading kindness and compassion as far as they will go,” explained Citizens Crime Prevention Association, Newfoundland and Labrador President Bobbi Stanford.

Ross Petten, President of the Royal Canadian Legion – Newfoundland and Labrador Command, says the donation to the Poppy Fund helps provincial veterans who require assistance.

“This money from the IceCaps will help the less fortunate among our veterans, those that are having hard times and need help. We provide everything from meals to clothing to lodging for our Newfoundland and Labrador veterans.”

Jamie Snow-Parsons, Special Education Teacher at Goulds Elementary, says the school has spent their funds on Snoezelen equipment for children with autism or developmental disabilities. The equipment is designed to deliver stimuli to various senses, using lighting effects, color, sounds, music and scents.

“We cannot thank IceCaps Care and the Williams Family Foundation enough for this very generous donation to purchase this much-needed equipment,” said Ms. Snow-Parsons.

John Brake, Recorder for the Mazol Shriners (St. John’s), says his organization will put the $5000 in its transportation fund which transports Shriners children to Shriners Hospitals, primarily their Canadian hospital in Montreal.

“We’re grateful to the IceCaps for their assistance because it’s only through the assistance of community-minded organizations like IceCaps Care and the Williams Family Foundation that we’re able to meet our goals every year.”

Now entering their third season, the St. John’s IceCaps, in conjunction with the Williams Family Foundation and IceCaps Care, have donated more than $1 million through financial and in-kind donations, impacting more than 500 organizations throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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