$10K donation for centre
The Common well Mutual Insurance Group has donated $10,000 to the Children’s Treatment Centre in Cornwall as part of its C.A.R.E (Create a Ripple Effect) program. The donation will be used to finance free transportation to critical counselling for children who have suffered sexual and physical abuse.
The centre, which counsels children aged five to 18, has helped about 2,500 children since it opened in 1996.
The facility “provides life-changing services to children in need,” said Tim Shauf, President and CEO of The Common well Mutual Insurance Group. “We are honoured to assist in transportation to ensure nothing stands in the way of families receiving support from the children’s treatment centre.”
The donation will help the centre offset the cost of assisting families who cannot afford to pay for transportation. In 2016, the centre paid out over $16,000 to provide gas for volunteer drivers.
“This unselfish donation is entirely consistent with The Common well philosophy and track record of public service,” says centre president Don Fairweather.
The Children’s Treatment Centre provides three programs to children and adolescents. Each program focuses on assessment, counselling and recovery from the traumatic effects of the abuse they have suffered.
CENTRE HELPERS: Children’s Treatment Centre volunteer drivers, Hugh Primeau, Mary Lalonde and Claude Doth with Lynne Hurtubise, of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, Don Fairweather, President of the Children’s Treatment Centre, and volunteer driver Lyle Van Allen.