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Oakville Shriners deliver seasonal toy joy to ErinoakKids

December 12, 2012
Today the Oakville Shrine Club arrived at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development with its annual and much-anticipated delivery of holiday good cheer. Shrine Club members Hal Watson and Doug Clouse delivered  a vanload of toys and gift cards for children who are clients of ErinoakKids, and their families.
 
“At ErinoakKids we cherish the steadfast commitment of support we receive from the communities we serve, and the Oakville Shriners are an outstanding symbol of that commitment,” said Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO of ErinoakKids.
 
For more than 15 years, the Oakville Shiners have collected toys and gift cards for ErinoakKids at their annual holiday party.  This year, along with the vanload of toys, they delivered more than $500 in gift cards to be distributed to families in need.
 
About ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
 
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest children’s treatment centre, serving almost 13,000 children and youth annually who have physical and developmental disabilities, autism, and communication disorders as well as children who are deaf or blind. Our mission is to help our clients achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. Serving Halton, Peel, Dufferin — and, for some services, Waterloo and Wellington — ErinoakKids has 650 staff and nine sites from which we provide a comprehensive array of assessment, medical, therapy and support services that help children and their families. In 2011 the Ministry of Children and Youth Services approved a redevelopment project to enable ErinoakKids to consolidate its current facilities into three larger sites which will be ideally situated for easy access within our catchment area, and designed specifically for the care of children and youth with special needs.  The new facilities are expected to open in 2017. For more information about ErinoakKids please visit www.ErinoakKids.ca.
 
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Media contact:
 
Liz Leake
Director of Communications
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
P: 905.855.2690 ext. 4301
C: 416.624.9048
lleake@erinoakkids.ca

Photo of Shriners toy delivery

From left: ErinoakKids Development Officer Doug Smith gives a hand to Oakville Shriners Hal Watson and Doug Clouse as they unload toys and other gifts collected by the Oakville Shrine Club for children servced by ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.
 
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