Holy Name Medical Center Receives $10,000 Donation from the Just Energy Foundation

Funds to help support hospital programs for Sinai School Students with physical and developmental challenges

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) has received a $10,000 donation from the Just Energy Foundation. The funds for the donation are principally to help support the hospital's programs for students of Sinai Schools in New Jersey. For almost two decades, Holy Name Medical Center has provided one-on-one training opportunities for high school students from Teaneck's Sinai Schools for Jewish children with physical and developmental challenges. HNMC is the only hospital providing vocational training for Sinai students.

"We're very excited to see that the positive impact of Holy Name's partnership with the Sinai Schools has inspired support from our community," said Michael Maron, President, CEO, Holy Name Medical Center. "We express our gratitude to the Just Energy Foundation for their generous donation, which will benefit the students immensely."

The hospital is also helping to simplify access to healthcare for adult SINAI graduates who are living in supportive housing. In 2015, Holy Name Medical Center expanded its partnership with Sinai by establishing a scholarship program for tuition assistance so more families in need can afford to send their children to Sinai School.

"We are absolutely delighted to make this donation to Holy Name Medical Center," says Deb Merril, Just Energy's co-Chief Executive Officer. "Its collaboration with Sinai Schools, in particular, in helping to secure necessary medical and community resources for special needs students, fills a critical gap. This strongly reflects a guiding principle of the Just Energy Foundation to help ensure no one is turned away from the care and support they need and deserve due to financial hardship."

Donations to the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation enable the hospital to purchase necessary state-of-the-art medical equipment, improve and enhance our facilities, and fund community programs.

Just Energy's Affinity Program offers group members access to preferred natural gas and/or electricity pricing. Through the Program, member groups, many of which are non-profit entities, also earn money that goes back to benefit the organization. Over the past 10 years, Just Energy's Affinity Program has given over $1M to non-profit affinity organizations in New York and New Jersey. For more information, contact Miriam Stiefel at 845-228-3401 or email affinity@justenergy.com

About Holy Name Medical Center:
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey.  Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance.

About Just Energy Foundation:
The Just Energy Foundation was established in 2013 by Just Energy Group Inc. to help registered Canadian and U.S. charitable organizations secure the resources required to promote the health and well-being of communities in need. Funded entirely by Just Energy, the Foundation invests in local programs that work to enhance the quality of life in Just Energy's operating markets towards building stronger and supportive communities. Visit www.justenergyfoundation.com to learn more.

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SOURCE Just Energy Foundation

For further information: Just Energy: Nancy Donnaperna, Communications Manager, Tel: 905.670.4440 x71312, ndonnaperna@justenergy.com; Holy Name Medical Center: Katherine Emmanouilidis, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Tel: 201.956.7191, emma@holyname.org, http://www.justenergyfoundation.com

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