Recognition
JMCC would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the individuals and organizations who have donated to, or fundraised for the Centre. Dollars raised will assist the Centre to provide services that will have a direct, positive impact on the quality of life and independence of children with special needs. Thank You!
 
Thank you Sandra Pupatello!
Thank you Sandra Pupatello!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A very special thank you to Sandra Pupatello for designating the proceeds from the recent "Thank you Sandra" event to the John McGivney Children’s Centre.  The event raised over $4,600 which will go directly towards the John McGivney Children's Centre capital campaign.

We wish Sandra all the best in her future endeavours!

 
Beachgrove Ladies Golf Tournament Raise Money for JMCC
Beachgrove Ladies Golf Tournament Raise Money for JMCC
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Under the incredible leadership of Chairperson Tracy Coco, this year’s Beachgrove Ladies Golf Tournament was able to raise over $9,000 for the John McGivney Children’s Centre!  The Centre and the children and families we serve, sincerely appreciate the committee members, sponsors, volunteers, Beachgrove staff and all the ladies who kindly contributed to the charitable proceeds that will help children with disabilities reach their full potential. 
 
Shown in photo are Ryan Hughes, CPGA Director of Golf, Beach Grove Golf & Country Club, Ilona Schentag, Director of Development JMCC, Tracy Coco and Christy, former JMCC client and newly published author.

In second photo are the Ladies Member Guest Committee of Beach Grove Golf & Country Club.
 
Harrow Pie Auction - August 30, 2012
Harrow Pie Auction - August 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This year's Colchester South & Harrow Agricultural Society Pie Auction raised over $12,000 in charitable proceeds to the John McGivney Children's Centre!  We thank all those who participated in this 20 year community tradition, including the pie makers, auctioneers, volunteers, committee members, pie purchasers and the Stannard family and friends – who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the John McGivney Children's Centre and the work we all do. For this, we are most appreciative.
RBC Golf Tournament-Chopper Dropper Fundraiser
RBC Golf Tournament-Chopper Dropper Fundraiser
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

JMCC is pleased with the results of the RBC Golf Tournament held at Essex Golf Course on September 10, 2012, particularly the Chopper Dropper fundraising component.  It was exciting to watch a helicopter drop over 1,200 golf balls onto the 18th fairway, resulting in $12,000 to be shared between JMCC and Maryvale.  One of the 5 winning balls actually dropped into the hole!
 
We sincerely appreciate everyone who sold or purchased a ticket; your support is greatly appreciated!
 
Congratulations to the lucky winners who will receive a RBC prepaid credit card:
 
$1,000 - Anne Anderson
$500 - Andy Berthieaume
$250 - Greer
$150 - Jen Brook
$100 - Jill Bilyk   
Ford Test Drive Cheque Presentation to the John McGivney Children's Centre
Ford Test Drive Cheque Presentation to the John McGivney Children's Centre
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The John McGivney Children’s Centre is appreciative of the fundraising efforts of the University of Windsor Odette School of Business students who organized the Fort Test Drive initiative this past fall and helped to raise $3,700 for the Centre.  We also thank Rose City staff and Ford Canada for supporting the John McGivney Children’s Centre in this fundraising project.  Without support from organizations within our community, we could not offer the highest quality of services to children with disabilities.   
 
Moramos Shrine Club of Windsor Donation to the Centre
Moramos Shrine Club of Windsor Donation to the Centre
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Don Warner, President of the Moramos Shrine Club of Windsor, along with several members of the club, presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Centre on April 10, 2012.

The money will help pay for swipe card access and automatic door openers for the splinting clinic, the Snoezelen room and the activities of daily living, an area designed for the testing and training of equipment used every day by the children. The areas were selected by the Shriners club based on the importance to the children, families and staff of the Centre.

This is the second partnership between JMCC and the Shriners. In 2010, the Centre was selected to participate in the Mocha Shriners Pediatric Telemedicine Service project.

The Centre sincerely appreciates the ongoing support and generosity of the Moramos Shrine Club of Windsor.
University of Windsor's Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience Students’ Association Raise funds for JMCC
University of Windsor's Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience Students’ Association Raise funds for JMCC
Monday, February 13, 2012

The John McGivney Children's Centre sincerely appreciates the efforts of the Behaviour Cognition and Neuroscience Students' Association for their recent fundraising event for the Centre!

In what organizers touted as a great night for a great cause, the Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience Students’ Association raised about $3500 for the John McGivney Children’s Centre on January 27.

“A Night on the Nile” at Windsor’s Fogolar Furlan Club boasted a formal dinner, dance and silent auction. The John McGivney Children’s Centre provides rehabilitative services to the Windsor-Essex community, enriching the lives of children and youth with disabilities and special needs.

The student association’s president, Julia Mockler, said she was pleased to be able to help.

“The John McGivney Children’s Centre does a lot of good for the community of Windsor-Essex County and the BCNSA is hoping to help their cause,” she said. “We are such a small group of students that it’s incredible we were able to accomplish all of this in our first year of trying.”

Organizer Karlaina Osmon extended thanks to the event’s sponsors: the University of Windsor Alumni Association, the Social Science Society and Stantec Consulting.

JMCC Preschool Thanks Windsor Police 911 Services for Generous Donation
JMCC Preschool Thanks Windsor Police 911 Services for Generous Donation
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Preschool would like to thank our very generous Windsor Police 911 Services Staff for their kind donations again this year. This is an annual event right before Christmas where they bring Elmer and bags and bags of supplies for our program. They have brought us everything from playdough to puzzles to play food to wash cloths to music and movies. This year they joined us for our Christmas sing-a-long with the school children and absolutely loved seeing the children sing and enjoy themselves. They have said that this visit truly makes their Christmas for them and enjoy it tremendously. While visiting they offered many kind words of gratitude for everything the preschool and school staff does for our children and for our community. They were able to see the children enjoying themselves and visibly see the children that their donations assist. I felt for a brief moment that we were able to give back to them as a result of their generosity because it provided them with such a warm feeling too.
Merry Christmas from all of preschool. 
JMCC Thanks Windsor Airport
JMCC Thanks Windsor Airport
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Windsor Airport, including its suppliers, vendors and travelers supported JMCC through a summer barbeque fundraising initiative.  Our thanks go to all of them for helping raise enough money to purchase items for our toy lending library.  We are always moved by the kindness and generosity from our community! 
Windsor Quilters' Guild - 'Friends of the Centre'
Windsor Quilters' Guild - 'Friends of the Centre'
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Members of the Windsor Quilters' Guild,  who are also members of the “W.E. are Piecemakers” group recently donated a beautiful handmade quilt for display in the Centre. 

The lovely quilt is hand stitched with meaningful phrases that reflect the generosity of the guild members. The Quilters' Guild routinely donates lovely lap quilts for our children, beautiful wall hangings displayed throughout the Centre, and bean bags used in therapy.

The Windsor Quilters' Guild has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the John McGivney Children's Centre and the work we all do. For this, we are most appreciative.  

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