Six donations of $20,000 given to innovative projects that will help the
MONTREAL, June 29, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Support for food banks and for
entrepreneurial training, transportation for the elderly to special
programs, refitting homes for the disabled and the elderly, and sports
and leisure guidance in rehab programs: these are the projects that
Imperial Tobacco Canada will support in 2011 through its Montreal
South-West Community Donations Program.
"This is about giving back to the community and being good neighbours,"
said Joan Pennefather, General Manager of the Foundation. "Our goal is
to provide meaningful support to organizations in our neighbourhood and
to be a partner in maintaining the real impact which they have in
Now in its second year, this Program donates $20,000 each to six
organizations which make a difference in the community. The Montreal
South-West Community Program's donations are for innovative projects
that meet the selection criteria and are proposed by non-profit
organizations located in Montreal's South-West Community, including
Lachine, LaSalle and Verdun.
This year's recipients are:
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MONTREAL: a program to repair existing homes in the South-West to ensure greater
accessibility for the disabled and the elderly.
PORTAGE: a program to add sports and leisure training to young women residing
at Portage, as part of the rehab program designed for women with
TYNDALE-ST GEORGES COMMUNITY CENTRE: a continuing program to offer training in business in collaboration
with the John Molson School of Business, primarily for immigrants and
CARREFOUR D'ENTRAIDE LACHINE: a program to provide prepared meals as part of the programs offered at
the Marché St Pierre.
L'OEUVRE SOUPE MAISON: support for the refitting of the furnace at this centre which offers
warm meals to the disadvantaged.
CENTRE DU VIEUX MOULIN DE LASALLE: a project to ensure transportation for the elderly to this Centre
which offers several programs to help confront isolation.
More information on the Foundation and the Montreal South-West Community
Program can be found on the Foundation's Website at:www.imperialtobaccofoundation.ca.
Established in 2005, the Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation is a private
charitable foundation funded solely by Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited
and is responsible for managing the Company's donations programs.
SOURCE Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation
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