The Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association (CDOA) last month donated Canadian $5,000 each to the Grotto Home for the Homeless and CHANCES in Dominica.
The donations were made by the CDOA President Ms. Hetty Lawrence and Dominican’s Trade and Investment Commissioner to Canada, Ms. Frances DelSol.
The funds were raised from radiothon hosted by G98.7FM, Toronto’s leading black-owned radio station and a concert held by the Association at the British Methodist Episcopal Church in Toronto following the Christmas Eve weather trough in 2013.
In presenting the donations, the CDOA president, a social worker herself, expressed her understanding of the needs that agencies like Grotto Home and Chances face on a daily basis. She hoped that the funds would assist with the charities ever growing need for the less fortunate.
She indicated that the CDOA and the community in Canada would continue to work with a common goal of improving the lives, not only of Dominicans in Canada but our brothers and sisters in Dominica as well.
Receiving the funds for Grotto and Chances were Mr. Aisnworth Irish and Mrs. Ava Roach respectively.
Both acknowledged their gratitude for the significant gift, citing it will help improve the lives of both organizations especially during the holiday season.