Benny&Co. Foundation launches annual fundraiser to send special needs youth to summer camp

From April 1 to 18, Benny&Co. restaurants will be raising funds to go towards The Benny&Co. Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser. The Benny&Co. Foundation aims to “help young people with special needs enjoy a fun and rewarding summer camp experience”.

Funds raised at Benny&Co. in Stittsville will go to the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. Lotus Centre, located in Kanata, is unique in offering music lessons by teachers who specialize in working with students with special needs in a nurturing and fun environment. Regarding the foundation’s contribution, Executive Director of the Lotus Centre, Dr. Erin Parkes, stated: “We are delighted that the Benny&Co. Foundation recognizes the contribution of our centre to the community. The donations collected during the Annual Fundraiser will be invested in early learning activities dedicated to young people with autism at camp this summer. The generosity of Ottawa area residents will clearly make a difference in the lives of these young people.”

Meanwhile, funds raised at the Orléans Benny&Co. will be donated to the Franco-Ontarian Autism Society. “This significant support from the Benny&Co. Foundation will allow us to offer more stays and respite to our clients, who are in great need. The generosity of the customers of Benny&Co. franchises will bring a ray of sunshine to the lives of our children and their families,” said Yasmine Benotmane, Executive Director of the Franco-Ontarian Autism Society.

With a total fundraising goal of $97,500, The Benny&Co. Foundation hopes to send 65 children to specialized camps this summer.

“For the Benny family, the health and well-being of children has always been close to our hearts, especially children with physical or intellectual disabilities. Their needs are huge, and resources are limited. We are proud to be able to do our part by offering them some respite and allowing their parents or caregivers to recharge their batteries,” said Mr. Yves Benny, President of the Benny&Co. Foundation.

The Benny&Co. Foundation was founded in 2013, and since its founding, has donated more than $1,000,000 to organizations which provide services to families and youth with special needs.

Customers of Benny&Co. are invited to donate at the restaurant or online, which can be done by clicking here.


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