The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group donates $36,500 to local organizations

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton and 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook among the six recipients

Tina McFarlane of YMCA Peterborough Haliburton (centre) accepts a cheque for $10,000 from representatives of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group: Chief Strategy Officer David Blodgett, Jennifer Hope, Gena Scott, and Michael Leach. The funds will be used for the YWCA's Homeward Bound program. (Photo courtesy of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group)
Tina McFarlane of YMCA Peterborough Haliburton (centre) accepts a cheque for $10,000 from representatives of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group: Chief Strategy Officer David Blodgett, Jennifer Hope, Gena Scott, and Michael Leach. The funds will be used for the YWCA's Homeward Bound program. (Photo courtesy of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group)

Home and auto insurance company The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group has announced $36,500 in charitable donations to local organizations as part of its Create a Ripple Effect (C.A.R.E.) initiative.

Four organizations in the Kawarthas are the recipients of the funds — 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook; Victorian Order of Nurses – Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton; YWCA Peterborough Haliburton; and Kawartha Haliburton Victims Services in Lindsay — along with two organizations in Perth and Renfrew.

4th Line Theatre has received $5,000 to be used for funding youth programs, Victorian Order of Nurses – Peterborough, Victoria and Haliburton has received $5,000 to fund home foot care services, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton has received $10,000 for its Homeward Bound program, and Kawartha Haliburton Victims Services has received $5,000 to directly support victims of serious crime, sexual assaults, human trafficking, elder abuse, and domestic violence.

4th Line Theatre's artistic director Kim Blackwell (kneeling, right) and Caitlin McGill (far right) accept a cheque for $5,000 from representatives of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group:  Sarah Steele, Chief Strategy Officer David Blodget, Karen Willette, Wendy Norris, Michael Leach, Amanda Kruk of Sentinel Risk Insurance, Trevor Anderson, Julie Bryant, Nicky Burns of Sentinel Risk Insurance, and Jennifer Hope (kneeling, left). The funds will be used for the theatre's youth programs. (Photo courtesy of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group)
4th Line Theatre’s artistic director Kim Blackwell (kneeling, right) and Caitlin McGill (far right) accept a cheque for $5,000 from representatives of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group: Sarah Steele, Chief Strategy Officer David Blodget, Karen Willette, Wendy Norris, Michael Leach, Amanda Kruk of Sentinel Risk Insurance, Trevor Anderson, Julie Bryant, Nicky Burns of Sentinel Risk Insurance, and Jennifer Hope (kneeling, left). The funds will be used for the theatre’s youth programs. (Photo courtesy of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group)

In addition, Yak Youth Services in Perth has also received $6,500 to directly support victims of serious crime, sexual assaults, human trafficking, elder abuse, and domestic violence, and St. John’s Ambulance in Renfrew received $5,000 for supplies to expand the organization’s CPR and first aid training programs.

“The range and quality of these excellent local programs speaks to the commitment of volunteers and communities to make them happen,” says Tim Shauf, President and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group.

“We are very pleased to do our part to help keep them running and funded so we can give back to all the communities where we live and work.”

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group was established in 2014 as an amalgamation of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (Lindsay), Glengarry Mutual Insurance Company, and Lanark Mutual Insurance Company. For more information about how The Commonwell donates its time and funds to local communities, visit thecommonwell.ca.

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