Norsat’s Sinclair Division Supports Local Charities
Sinclair Support Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is the largest foundation supporting childhood disability in Canada. The Foundation was established in 1996 to inspire community interest and raise funds in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The personal cost of raising a child with a disability is estimated at $40,000 year, almost four times the amount it costs to raise a child without a disability. For many families the expenses are much higher.
At the same time as expenses mount, many families face reduced income as a result of one parent leaving work to look after their child. Holland Bloorview’s Family Support program helps families in this situation to cover the costs of caring for a child with a disability. Sinclair’s generous donation of $5,000 to the Family Support fund will help pay for quality of life programs that support their child’s therapy goals, improve fitness levels and overall wellbeing, and for transportation and essential equipment such as commodes, walkers and wheelchairs, that enable their children to go home from hospital.
This donation also qualified for Holland Bloorview’s IMPACT Challenge Campaign, in which three generous donors have agreed to match up to $2.3 million in donations.
Holiday Season Made Brighter for Aurora Families
The Newmarket Food Pantry relies solely on the generous donations from the community – through food drives, fundraisers, and other events, as well as through food and cash donations. During the holiday season, Sinclair employees generously donated to the Newmarket Food Pantry. The company also supported the Food Pantry with a $2,000 donation.