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.
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).