MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, has received reports of individuals purporting to be collecting donations on behalf of the Foundation in public places, such as restaurants, in the greater Montreal area.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada does not solicit funds in this fashion in public places. Furthermore, the Foundation has not given permission to anyone to solicit funds on behalf of Children's Wish in this way.
It is our practice to ask individuals interested in supporting Children's Wish to make a donation online or by mail. It is therefore important for the public to be vigilant in the presence of individuals purporting to represent The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and soliciting donations.
The Foundation has advised local law enforcement authorities who are investigating the matter. Anyone witnessing seemingly fraudulent fund raising activities is asked to go their local poste de quartier or to call Info-Crime Montreal at (514) 393-1133.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada grants the most heartfelt wish to children aged 3 to 17 living with a life threatening illness. Since its beginnings in 1984, the Foundation has granted more than 18,000 wishes across Canada, over 6,000 of which in Québec. Moreover, the Foundation is committed to never turning down an eligible child. This year, the Children's Wish Foundation plans to grant over 1,000 new wishes. For more information, visit www.childrenswish.ca.
SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information:
Quebec Region Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
514-289-1777 ext. 225