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McDonald's Grant


by Paul Corman
Links to Learning Resource Centre (LLRC) will have lots of new resources for their members to borrow thanks to a recent grant from Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Canada (RMCC). Linda Rice, Grant Program Manager for the charity, announced that the Board of Directors has voted to award LLRC a grant of $9,000.00 which will be used to purchase toys, games, videos and books.
The RMCC liaison for the grant will be local businessman Bob Doyle, owner of three McDonald's Restaurants in Belleville. "We're delighted that Links got the money they applied for," said Doyle. "We*re proud to be supporting such a worthwhile effort."
Bob pointed out that the money RMCC awards is collected through fund raising efforts in communities and passed back through the charity. He went on to thank all those who volunteered and contributed to local fund raising efforts.
Joan Burton, Executive Director of LLRC, was excited when she got the news. "We are delighted with McDonald's support for our Centre. Their generous donation means many more families in our community will have access to resources that will make a big difference in their lives!"
For the past 3 years LLRC has been building a resource centre to serve parents and children living with special needs in the Quinte region. This grant means member families will have access to a wider variety of new games and toys designed to stimulate children's learning and social skills. Care givers and educators will have access to more books and videos, that help explore the challenge their special need person lives with, and help them develop skills they can use to support their loved one.
The centre was created to serve a wide range of member needs like ADD, autism, dyslexia, down syndrome, hearing-impaired issues, pregnancy, parenting, and grief.
Anyone with an interest in special needs issues is warmly invited to join and share in the Centre's resources.