Pictured here, from left to right, are Ranee Loya, Don Smith, Carol Fleming, and Sheila Youmelle. Missing from the photo is Louanne Tindal.
Cornwall ON – Earlier this year, the Cornwall branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosted a bbq chicken dinner fundraiser in support of Tri-County Literacy Council’s Community Homework & After-school Program (CHAP). Brookdale Plaza Scotiabank employees also came aboard to sell tickets both at the branch and at the door the day of the event.
Friday, Scotiabank made an official cheque presentation to Tri-County for their $1,100 matching funds contribution to the initiative.
CHAP Instructor and agency Marketer, Don Smith, accepted the cheque on behalf of the literacy organzation, expressing gratitude to the Legion and to Scotiabank for their contribution which will help keep the doors open to the agency’s program, which is completely free to participating youth and their families.
Tri-County’s flagship CHAP site operates from Monday to Friday from 3-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Agape Centre at 40 5th St. W. in downtown Cornwall and serves children from JK up to high school age. A series of one day a week sites are operated elsewhere in the United Counties.
The program has a continuous intake policy. With report cards having recently been issued, parents may want to take advantage of the opportunity to register their children now by contacting Tri-County Literacy at 613-932-7161 or by visiting them online at www.tclcsdg.ca.