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We-Fix-U Participated in the Coats For Kids 2019 Campaign

November 2019

Coats for Kids is an annual drive that distributes warm coats, mittens, hats, and scarves for children in need. The coat drive is collaboratively gathered by volunteer businesses / sponsors, cleaned, and then finally distributed by the Salvation Army to children across Cobourg. We-FIx-U strongly believes in giving back to the community and has continued to support this drive for many years. We would like to thank those who dropped off warm clothings at our Cobourg and Port Hope clinics . Below is an exercpt from the Salvation Army to us. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your participation and support of the Coats For Kids Campaign 2019.  The response from the community was truly amazing this year. The community always comes through to help those in need.

 

During this years campaign were able to distribute the following items:

Coats – 637

Hats – 666

Mitts – 320 pairs

Scarves – 671

Boots – 104 pairs

Snowsuits/pants – 82

 

Because we received so many donations we are able to keep a small supply on hand to hand out during the winter season.

We can’t say Thank You enough for all you do to promote this great program. I’ve attached a certificate of recognition. We hope we can continue to partner with you in the years to come.

 

Blessings,

 

Lisa Graham

Community & Family Services Manager

The Salvation Army – Port Hope

We-Fix-U Stands Wrapped in Courage Again This November

November 1st, 2019

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre aims to stop family violence by providing safe shelters, counseling and prevention services throughout the Northumberland County. November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month: the purple scarf symbolizes the courage it takes a woman to walk away from her abuser. 

We-Fix-U will once again participate by selling “Wrapped in Courage” scarves and toques for $20.00 with all proceeds going to Cornerstone. We invite you to show your support by purchasing a scarf or toque at our Port Hope clinic, Cobourg clinic, or through the Cornerstone office. You could also donate or wear purple to show your support. Click here to read more about the cause.

We-Fix-U Supports Families Affected by Workplace Injury 

Each year, 1,000 workers will be fatally injured or die from a workplace injury or occupational disease. If today is an average working day in Canada, then three people will die on the job. That’s a staggering statistic.

Our staff Iain will be participating in the Steps of Life. We at We-fix-u will also be supporting the cause through donations.

Here is Iain’s excerpt and please support him if you can: 

This spring, I will be walking in Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy to raise money for Threads of Life, an organization providing family support services for those most deeply affected by a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational disease. I am raising money because I want to help provide support services for families affected by a workplace tragedy. 

Please take a moment to visit my personal fundraising web page and make a donation today. You can click the link at the bottom of this e-mail to make an online donation – it’s easy, fast and safe. Plus you’ll be making a big difference for a great cause that I support!

Your donation will help Threads of Life to help families heal through a community of support and to promote the elimination of life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. You can learn more about the great work that Threads of Life does at threadsoflife.ca.

Whatever you can give will help – it all adds up! I will keep you posted on my progress. Thanks in advance for your generous support!

We-Fix-U Supports Cornerstone Wrapped in Courage Scarf Fundraiser

We-Fix-U has been a supporter of Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre for several years now and this year is no different.

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre is breaking the cycle of family violence by providing immediate shelter, counseling and prevention services throughout Northumberland County.

We will again be participating and selling the “Wrapped in Courage” scarves for $15.oo. All of the proceeds will be going to Cornerstone.

Cornerstone is calling on all people in Northumberland County to wear a purple scarf on November 25—the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women. Please join us in sending out a message of support for abused women and their children. Scarves are $15.00 and will be available for purchase at both Cobourg and Port Hope We Fix U locations, Cobourg Tae Kwon Do, as well as at Cornerstone.

Coats for Kids Thank You

Hello David,

We just wrapped up our Coats For Kids Campaign and it was a wonderful success all because of people like yourself. I am attaching two certificates of appreciation for your locations in Cobourg and Port Hope. They include this year’s statistics. I hope you have the capacity to download them, put them in a frame and hang them in noticeable locations.

Well done, your great effort is keeping a lot of kids warm this winter!

On behalf of Coats For Kids

Thank you,

David Alexander
C&FS Director
Salvation Army Cobourg

Coats for Kids Drive

COBOURG — The annual Coats for Kids drive seeks winter clothing items that could help keep children warm this winter.

Coats for Kids gets gently-used coats, boots, hats, scarves and mitts to children in the community. Donations are accepted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6 at numerous locations.

Starting 22 years ago with 75 coats, the drive now also distributes more than 1,000 hats, mitts and scarves to children in need. Local dry cleaner owner Rod Baker started gathering coats when he noticed two children without proper winter coats shivering outside a Cobourg school.

The coat drive is a collaborative effort of several volunteers and sponsors, with the Salvation Army handling the distribution of the winter gear. This year, three new supporters came on board — Tim Hortons Cobourg/Port Hope, Northumberland United Way and Community Care Northumberland. Tim Hortons is offering a $2 gift card for each children’s coat donation.

Clean, winter gear with working zippers, in good condition with no tears will be accepted. Donated coats will be cleaned at Baker Cleaners and boots sanitized at Beebe Boot Shop Ltd.

Donations will be accepted from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6 at the Port Hope and Cobourg Clinics.

Coat distribution will run from Oct. 9 to Oct. 27 at the Salvation Army Cobourg office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.; on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m.; or at the Port Hope office on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon.

2017 Scholarship Award Presented 

Congratulations to Dara Killoran, recipient of the Kaitlyn Bates Foundation & We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centre Scholarship Award. The Kaitlyn Bates We-Fix-U Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to fostering a healthy community, and who wishes to pursue a field of study related to Rehabilitation, Physical Education, or Fitness and Health Promotion.

Dara is spending her summer working and playing on the U18 and women’s rugby team. She will be headed to Sheridan College in the Fall to study Athletic Therapy. We wish you all the best in your post-secondary endeavours, Dara!

Photo from left to right: Leslie Murray of YMCA Northumberland, Doug Bates of The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative, Dara Killoran, and Dave Evans of We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centres Cobourg.

 2016 Scholarship Award Presented 

Congratulations Andrew Jansen for receiving The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative & We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centres Scholarship Award.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to fostering a healthy community, and who wishes to pursue a field of study related to Rehabilitation, Physical Education, or Fitness and Health Promotion.

After graduating from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School Cobourg, Ontario in June 2016, Andrew is looking forward to continuing his education at the University of Ottawa this September to study Kinesiology. Andrew hopes to one day work as a Physiotherapist, and with this scholarship, he will also be given the opportunity to complete a volunteer placement at We-Fix-U to gain quality experience in his field.

Congratulations Andrew! We wish you all the best on your post-secondary journey.

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