NEWMARKET, ON, July 14, 2019: It’s wonderful to write a cheque, but some also enjoy a more hands-on approach. Such was the sentiment on July 7th in Mount Albert among Vince’s Market team members. Under the direction of representatives from Million Dollar Smiles, staff and management from the independent grocery chain, along with friends and family, built a multi-station playground for a young girl with cerebral palsy.
The countless parts and fasteners – and sometimes nebulous instructions – were unable to slow the well-organized team, who built the complex structure by mid afternoon. Thanks to Salvina Mangiafridda and Jeff Rands for keeping everyone on task.
Vince’s Market is big on giving back, and commits a significant yearly budget to support charities, hospitals, sports teams, participation in the arts – and activities that bring communities together.
Million Dollar Smiles was founded by Anna Lopes in 2006, and leads volunteer fundraisers to bring light into the lives of families facing the everyday challenges that arise when a child is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Visit http://www.milliondollarsmiles.ca/ for more information.
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