CHATHAM, ON, Nov 15, 2023 – The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) is pleased to announce a generous donation of $300,000 from the McGeachy Charitable Foundation to support the Butterfly Building Campaign. The donation was made in celebration of National Philanthropy Day and in honour of the late Lynn McGeachy Schultz, a passionate advocate for the welfare of children.
The Children’s Treatment Centre provides therapy and services to children with special needs, developmental delays, and disabilities. To expand their services and accommodate the growing number of children in need, the CTC-CK needs to build to better serve its growing caseload and the needs of the children and families in Chatham-Kent.
The McGeachy Charitable Foundation understands the significance of providing exceptional care and resources to those who require it the most. Their generous donation of $300,000 will make a significant impact on the capital project, ensuring that the new Children’s Treatment Centre can continue delivering services and therapies to children in need.
“Our Foundation is dedicated to supporting local causes, and we believe in the mission of the Children’s Treatment Centre. We decided since today is National Philanthropy Day that we would announce a $300,000 donation from our Foundation,” said Scott McGeachy of the McGeachy Charitable Foundation. “This donation is a reflection of Lynn’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of children; she started her career at the Centre and helped to both improve and expand programs. We are honored to contribute to the capital project that will provide a modern and welcoming space for children in our community.”
The new Children’s Treatment Centre will feature a range of essential amenities, including a dedicated gym, therapy rooms, and an updated pool that will be accessible to both clients and the wider community. The increased office space will enhance the working environment for staff and provide improved charting capabilities. The Centre will also be fully compliant with Ontario’s accessibility standards, ensuring that it is fully inclusive and accessible to all.
“We are incredibly grateful to the McGeachy Charitable Foundation for their momentous donation,” said Kevin Owen, Chair of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. “Their support will help us create an innovative and inclusive space that will positively impact the lives of countless children and their families for years to come.”
The McGeachy Charitable Foundation has a long history of supporting various causes within Chatham-Kent. This donation to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation is a testament to the power of philanthropy and the remarkable impact it can have on organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children in the community.
November 15 marks National Philanthropy Day, a special day set aside in November to recognize the importance of philanthropy and acknowledge the philanthropic generosity that has shaped our community.
Pictured L-R: Mike Genge, CTC Foundation President, Kevin Owen, CTC Foundation Chair and Scott McGeachy from the McGeachy Charitable Foundation.