Rexall Foundation Donates $10,000 to Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation
May 14, 2018
TORONTO (May 14, 2018) – The Rexall Foundation has donated $10,000 to Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation which provides programs and services for children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The donation will go towards Sports of all Sorts, a specialized sports program at Geneva Centre for Autism for children of all ages with ASD.
The program offers a combination of sport skill instruction, and recreational game play for children from Downtown Toronto, Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke. The curriculum is carefully designed and focuses on improving physical activity, gross motor skills, physical strength, social skills and self-esteem.
“The Rexall Foundation is pleased to provide 50 children with the opportunity to take part in the Sports of all Sorts program,” said Brian McLaughlin, Chair, Rexall Foundation. “One of our guiding principles is to help build strong and vibrant communities and Geneva Centre for Autism is a great example that brings this principle to life. We recognize the importance of life skills, building self-confidence and long-term health benefits children will receive by participating.”
“The donation from the Rexall Foundation will significantly help children in local communities and ensure a 1:1 staff to participant ratio,” said Rachel Truant, Senior Development Officer, Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation. “We are extremely grateful the Rexall Foundation is able to help us give more children in the Greater Toronto Area access to the specialized program.”
The Rexall Foundation has been helping build strong and vibrant communities by supporting numerous charitable organizations since 2002. Whether it’s a community or children’s hospital or a disease prevention organization, the Foundation values the role it plays in helping the delivery of numerous programs and services in Canada. In 2018, the Rexall Foundation has already donated over $475,164 to 52 charitable organizations that promote the health and wellness of children and seniors, including charities in Ontario, such as Community Care Foundation, Easter Seals Ontario, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Hospice Wellington, Project AIM Programs, plus many more local and national charities across Canada.
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