Friends of We Care Celebrates 30 Years; Presents Cheque for $1 Million to Easter Seals



TORONTO — It was a time of celebration Saturday, as some 1,000 people packed into Mississauga, Ont.’s International Centre to commemorate Friends of We Care’s 30th anniversary of sending disabled kids to camp. We Care collects donations that are given to the Easter Seals charity, and this year, a cheque for $1,059,231 was presented to the parent charity at the gala anniversary celebration.

“I can’t begin to tell you how much camp means to me and my friends,” said Jacob Calvert, outgoing We Care Ambassador who co-hosted the evening’s festivities with Breakfast Television’s Kevin Frankish. “It helps us focus on our abilities, not our disabilities.

In 30 years, We Care has raised money for 82,500 camp days, and money for six additional camp days was raised at the gala event. “It’s because of you that we can share our efforts with so many,” said Kevin Collins, executive director, Friends of We Care.

The evening’s program of dinner, entertainment and a live auction was capped with the presentation of three awards. Procter & Gamble Professional won The Corporate Friend of We Care award; Don LeBlanc, director of Purchasing for Darden Restaurants earned The Gary Wright Humanitarian Award; and Michael H. McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., was presented the We Care Hall of Fame Award.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.