MARKHAM, Ont. — Funds raised at the annual Sofina & Amici (Friends) Golf Classic, organized by the Sofina Foundation, will now be extended to include the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta (RMHCNA).
Since its inception nine years ago, the annual Sofina & Amici Golf Classic has raised more than $2.5 million through generous donations from loyal suppliers, friends and family. These donations have been instrumental in funding various capital development projects — all in support of local children’s charities. Overall, the Sofina Foundation has raised more than $3.2 million dollars for these charities.
“The success of the Sofina & Amici Golf Classic has been so remarkable that we’re now fortunate to be able to extend our reach across Canada. Throughout the last eight years, our support for various initiatives that benefit the children in our community has thrived due, in large part, to the unparalleled generosity of our loyal suppliers, family and friends,” says Umeeda Madhany, vice-president of the Sofina Foundation.
Through the new partnership, the Sofina Foundation, which is the charitable arm of Sofina Foods Inc., will provide $300,000 in funding to the RMHCNA for a kitchen renovation and its Meals-that-Mend program. In 2015, more than 800 groups participated in preparing and sharing a meal for families, with more than 15,000 guests visiting the House.
“Every day the Ronald McDonald House sees the power and kindness of our community,” says Martin Dugas, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta. “The funding from the Sofina Foundation to create an amazing kitchen space is going to increase the power of our community and support for our families. Thousands of volunteers and families will be using this kitchen to create meals that will help families feel supported during their crisis.”