More than 100 families in Niagara have a new option when accessing the Red Roof Retreat’s programs and services.
On February 5, Niagara Recycling donated funds for a new van to help transport children and adults with special needs who attend Red Roof Retreat programs, allowing them to visit their various locations within the Niagara Region.
Red Roof Retreat provides quality recreational and respite services to children, youth and young adults with special needs and their families.
“There are families throughout the Niagara Region who benefit from the Red Roof Retreat’s programs and vehicles are needed for program delivery. Our van donation helps bridge that gap,” said Norm Kraft, CEO of Niagara Recycling.
The van donation is the latest of many projects that Niagara Recycling has funded for the Red Roof Retreat, which has locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines.
“Community involvement and inclusion is very important to us and is a part of our daily programming” says Claire Ellsworth of Red Roof Retreat. “Vans allow us to safely transport all our clients to and from community outings. We are very grateful to Niagara Recycling for their donation,” said Ellsworth.
Bert Murphy, Chair of Niagara Recycling, hopes the donation will make a difference in the lives of those who use the Red Root Retreat’s programs and activities.
“There are many families across the Region who rely on the Red Roof Retreat, and we hope our donation helps make its services and programs more accessible,” he said.
Niagara Recycling is a non-profit social enterprise that sends its proceeds back to the community. Using funds generated from managing the recycling processing operations, it provides financial support to non-profit agencies that are involved in providing opportunities and support for developmentally challenged kids and adults.