VANCOUVER, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The British Columbia New Hope Recovery Society is pleased to announce a $3.6 Million charitable donation from TEG Master Partnership.
TEG Master Partnership's donation to the Society marks one of the largest single corporate charitable donations made in the Province of British Columbia in recent history. This is a compelling story which reminds us of the possibilities offered to those in need when we commit ourselves as agents of change.
Today, The England Group will host a celebratory reception at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to publicly thank the generosity and support of TEG Master Partnership's 3,200 BC-based clients who made this donation possible.
"Thanks to the generosity of these donors, BC New Hope Recovery Society will be in a better position to provide year-long residential treatment for people with serious substance use disorders," said Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier and Minister Responsible for Housing. "The Province appreciates the role these businesses are playing to improve people's physical and mental health and rebuild their lives."
This donation will be invested in order to yield long-term cash flow and will be available to fund ongoing and future obligations and initiatives of the Society which operates Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm in partnership with the Province of British Columbia.
"When I presented this proposal to our investors I knew I was taking a leap of faith – there are so many deserving charities out there – but their response was just overwhelming," said Kevin England, President and CEO of The England Group. "Tonight is all about acknowledging their generosity and raising awareness for Baldy Hughes. Addiction takes a serious toll on communities in BC and Baldy Hughes offers a unique solution to families and their loved ones who are struggling. I can tell you that everyone involved is incredibly moved by this act of kindness and the legacy it leaves – it's just a wonderful thing to be able to celebrate."
"This donation is an amazing example of how the citizens of BC open up their hearts and help each other," said Rodger Travale, Executive Director of Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm. "Recovery from addiction is not a miracle, but yet we rely on miracles to give us what we need for the work we do each and every day. Our thanks to the men and women who have the vision and compassion to make Baldy Hughes the exceptional and unique place it is today."
BC New Hope Recovery Society is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2007 by former MLA Lorne Mayencourt and Vancouver-based businessman Kevin England. The purpose of the Society is to assist low-income persons who are living with an alcohol or substance addiction to rehabilitate themselves by providing them with a safe place to live, while guiding them through an abstinence-based recovery program that equips them with the skills necessary to cope in society, and ultimately give back to society. All of the Directors are volunteers, and serve without remuneration.
Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm
Baldy Hughes is a therapeutic community and fully operational farm, located approximately 30 kms south-west of Prince George, BC. The abstinence-based community provides men with substance use disorders an accessible, year-long residential treatment program. Successful applicants are given a unique opportunity to regain their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, and remove barriers to their long-term health. The community's structured and strict program combines work roles, education, clinical therapy and healthcare support as a platform to empower men to reclaim their lives. Baldy Hughes was inspired and modeled after the highly respected and world-renowned therapeutic community in San Patrignano, Italy. To learn more about Baldy Hughes, please visit: http://www.baldyhughes.ca/
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For further information: Media contact: Darcy Ulmer, Corporate Communications, The England Group, Direct: (604) 685-9508, [email protected]