Shelters for abused women, sports programs for less fortunate children and treatment services for cancer patients are some of the charitable programs that will benefit from Dufresne’s $1 Million Charity Challenge - including the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation.
As part of the year-long celebration of Dufresne’s 25th anniversary, Dufresne is awarding $500,000 in grants to 51 charities, including forty-three charitable organizations in Manitoba and eight non-profits in Ontario. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $30,000 each. These non-profit recipients, who focus on women, children and health programs, will then raise an equivalent amount to equal a total of $1 million.
Mark Dufresne, CEO of The Dufresne Group remarked, “We are all enriched by our community experiences and that is why we at Dufresne believe in recognizing and supporting the quality of life within the communities where we live, work and play.”
The charities will receive their award presentations at a special event in the coming weeks.
Two senior managers from Dufresne visited the Rehabilitation Centre for Children on December 8th for a tour of the facilities. The Foundation's Executive Director Christine Schollenberg enjoyed the opportunity to showcase the innovation taking place at the facility, and to thank Dufresne in person for their generosity and support.
A list of all the recipients is available at www.dufresne.ca
About The Dufresne Group:
Dufresne is one of the few companies recognized by the 50 Best Managed Companies program for 12 consecutive years. In addition, Dufresne has achieved Platinum Status in the club, a recognition reserved for those outstanding companies who have sustained a standard of excellence and leadership in all areas of their business practices and have qualified in the award program for at least six consecutive years.
Dufresne operates 11 retail stores that stretch from Manitoba through Ontario. In addition, they own the Dufresne Retail Solutions Group, a buying group that serves over 85 independent member locations from coast to coast. Dufresne is proud to supply The Northwest Company with furniture, mattresses and appliances for their 145 locations that service remote communities across northern Canada.
This family owned business continues to be one of the largest furniture and appliance retailers in Canada. To learn more about The Dufresne Group’s story, please visit www.dufresne.ca.