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Gore Mutual donates $50,000 to charities on Giving Tuesday

Close to 700 organizations were nominated from across the country to receive one of the ten $5,000 grants
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Gore Giving Tuesday 2019
(Left to right) April Ravarra with Gore Mutual and Lorri McDermott-Holmes with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington (supplied photo)

Gore Mutual Foundation celebrated Giving Tuesday by donating $50,000 to charities across the country.

It marked the third straight year the Cambridge-based company has participated.

To date, the foundation has granted $130,000 over over 30 charities.

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region and the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington were among the local charities presented with $5,000 cheques on Tuesday.

"We are thrilled to have been chosen by Gore Mutual as a recipient for their GivingTuesday campaign. We are honoured and very appreciative of your staff's support of our work and our clients. These funds will be put towards our Minds in Motion program, currently offered in 8 locations throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County. This program offers physical exercise and therapeutic recreation to people living with dementia and their care partners, giving them a chance to once again enjoy an activity together and get out into the community. The support received through this program is invaluable to our clients." said Lorri 
McDermott-Holmes with the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.

The executive director of Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region says they are grateful for the donation.

"It means grieving parents and families in our community can continue to receive support when they need it most. Thank you for making that possible." said Jaime Bickerton.

"This year, we celebrated 180 years of business and giving has certainly been an integral part of our identity throughout our history as a mutual insurance company," said Gore Mutual President and CEO, Heidi Sevcik. "We feel we have a corporate social responsibility to support communities and causes across Canada. Partnering with GivingTuesday is a natural fit and through social media we hope to influence others to make a positive impact to charities in their own communities."

Gore ran a social media campaign in November and close to 700 organizations were nominated from across the country to receive one of the ten $5,000 grants.




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