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Uptown Day Care receives much need funds


The Uptown Day Care was the beneficiary of a generous donation from the Canada Post Community Foundation last week.
The foundation provided the day care with $4,000.
“Our foundation supports a variety of community organizations that pave the way for a stronger future. Canada Post employees and customers make a real difference for children in our communities for Canadian kids,” said Tammy Greene, Local Area Superintendent for Canada Post.
In 2018, 112 organizations delivering essential programs for children and youth shared almost $1.2 million in funding from the Foundation according to the community foundation website. Greene noted the number of organizations has since grown to 118.
“These funds will help organizations just like the Uptown Day Care to build better, safer, supportive communities for Canadian kids,” said Greene.
The foundation has granted over $8 million in the past eight years to nearly 800 projects.
The money is raised by employees through their own donations as well as through in-store efforts calling on customers to assist with this years’ campaign already underway. A special fundraising stamp is also available for purchase.
The grant money for the Uptown Day Care is aimed at providing healthy snacks for children, as well as teaching them about proper nutrition.

Trent Allen