Norwex Foundation 2016 Canadian Recipients
Amount Donated – $10,000
Can Praxis developed a program that uses equine therapy to help soldiers recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and the effects of war or trauma and regain family relationships. They offer this program at no cost.
Drummond House, Eagles Nest Association of Waterdown
Amount Donated – $7,000
Drummond House offers temporary housing, assistance and faith-based compassionate care for women and children affected by domestic violence. Drummond House also provides counselling, help clients create goals and gain life skills to develop and grow, to help move them from oppression to freedom.
Amount Donated – $5,500
Giving women and children in abusive situations a chance at a brighter future through their emergency shelter and support programs. This organization has created a safe haven where these women are empowered to take control of the future for themselves and their children through counseling and life skills training.
Alberta Fire Relief – Red Cross
Amount Donated – $5,000
In May 2016, thousands of lives were changed in an instant when wildfires swept toward Fort McMurray and surrounding communities in northern Alberta. Residents were forced to flee their homes, with little or no time to collect essentials, leaving behind treasured possessions, and in some cases, family pets. The Red Cross was there to assist residents with emergency shelter, food and many other essentials after the fire destroyed approximately 2400 homes and buildings and covered 1.5 million acres.
Habitat for Humanity – Brant
Amount Donated – $4,750
Habitat for Humanity in Brant provides affordable housing and promotes homeownership to help break the cycle of poverty. With chapters founded across Canada, numerous staff and volunteers work, organize and build homes and partnerships, putting faith into action.
Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre
Amount Donated – $4,500
The Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre supports people living with any type of cancer, at any stage, and their families through the care services they offer. Programs range from emotional, social, and spiritual to practical to rehabilitative support and are at no cost to the participants.
Fondation Melissa et ses amies
Amount Donated – $4,500
Fondation Melissa et ses amies provides assistance to families and individuals with extensive medical needs. This includes funding expenses such as travel, hotel rooms, meals and other items not covered by health insurance. This organization ensures that families are able to focus on what truly matters, the treatment and recovery of their loved one.
Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association
Amount Donated – $4,000
For children and youth with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities equine therapy has proven to be very impactful physically, socially and emotionally. The Richmond Therapeutic Riding Associtaion offers an environment that helps children and youth with disabilities achieve their full development potential and encourage their integration with non-disabled people where possible supporting children to achieve goals that they and their families never thought possible.
Niagara Life Centre
Amount Donated – $3,500
Poverty should not be a barrier to accessing support for health and well-being. The Niagara Life Centre provides quality, professional counselling for people of all ages suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship issues or faced with any challenging times at minimal cost, or in some cases at no cost at all!
Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada – PEI Chapter
Amount Donated – $2,500
Childrens Wish Foundation Prince Edward Island gives children with life-threatening illnesses an opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. Every wish granted makes a dream come true and creates moments of joy that ease the pain of a child. And the impact spreads beyond the individual, giving respite to the child’s family, giving hope to healthcare professionals and communities and creates lasting memories.
Dress for Success Saskatoon
Amount Donated – $2,000
Dress for Success Saskatoon empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing tools for career development, a network of support and professional attire so they can thrive in work and in life.