October 26, 2017 – Woodstock, ON – Ingamo Homes today received a cheque for $5,000 from Gateway Casinos Woodstock as part of GatewayGIVES’ 25 Days of Giving in celebration of Gateway’s 25th anniversary in the business of entertainment.
GatewayGIVES is the corporate giving and community engagement program of Gateway Casinos. The 25 Days of Giving campaign will contribute $5,000 to a worthy local charity selected by employees, in each of the communities where Gateway operates. At the end of the October campaign, GatewayGIVES will have donated a total of $125,000 to the deserving, employee-selected, charities across Canada.
Gateway has dedicated the month of October to celebrate its silver anniversary with customers, communities and employees. As part of the festivities they launched the 25 Days of Giving campaign through GatewayGIVES and are letting their employees select the charity of their choice in the communities where they live and work. Ingamo Homes was selected for the work they do in providing advocacy, support, and safe, affordable transitional housing to women and children in crisis in the Woodstock area. Ingamo Homes is a non-profit charitable organization committed to ending violence in the lives of women and children.
“This donation to Ingamo Homes will be directed toward the women and children’s program to provide transportation, court support, counselling, child empowerment, trauma recovery and joyful events to women and children who have left abuse. The women and children’s program relies solely on the generous support of our community, as there is no government or municipal funding for this. We are extremely grateful to Gateway Casinos and their employees for choosing Ingamo Homes in assisting women to move beyond broken to brave,” Diane Harris, Executive Director Ingamo Homes.
“I am thrilled that Ingamo Homes was chosen as the charity to receive this generous $5,000 donation by GatewayGIVES. As a board member for Ingamo Homes, I know the hard work, dedication and support they provide to women and children in need in our community as they transition from broken to brave,” said Shauna MacKinnon, General Manager of Gateway Casinos Woodstock.