Local company helps support Jumpstart

The Jumpstart program for kids has received another major donation that will help local families be able to put their kids into sports or extra-curricula activities.

Melissa and Matt Mulholland of K N K Lawncare in Saugeen Shores presented a $1,000 donation to the Mowbrays, owners of Mowbray Canadian Tire in Port Elgin.

    (L) Mike and Eleanor Mowbray of Canadian Tire accept                 donation from Melissa and Matt Mulholland of K N K                                                                 Lawncare

Eleanor Mowbray says that,¬† “100% of the funds donated to the local Jumpstart chapter stay in our community to give kids aged 4-18 equal access to sports and physical activity.¬† Sometimes, families need a little financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity whether it’s boxing to bowling or skating to skiing, and more.”

The Mulholland donation brings the total raised up to $9,000 and donations are still being accepted.

There are also ‘Community Development Grants’ as part of Jumpstart.¬† The Grants go to organizations that develop¬†or sustain sports and recreational programming¬†for¬†kids¬†aged 4 to 18 in financial need to help with things like coaching or equipment costs and transportation .

“The program is anonymous,” says Eleanor, “as we know it can be difficult for a family to come forward and ask for help but that’s what we are here for.¬† ¬†Anyone who needs a little assistance can contact us directly at Mowbray’s Canadian Tire either by coming in to the store (Port Elgin) and asking for me or by calling¬†(519-832-6995).