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21st Annual Walk-A-Thon to support End Sexual Violence NL

Our 21st Annual Walk-A-Thon will be held between June 23 and 30, 2024, and this year's charity of choice is End Sexual Violence NL.

A non-profit, community-based, charitable organization, End Sexual Violence NL exists to support individuals of all genders across the province who have been impacted by sexual violence. The charity operates from a feminist, pro-choice, trauma-informed, person-centered perspective where individuals with lived experience are honoured for their unique strengths, needs, skills, and abilities. Support is available 24 hours a day through their Crisis, Support, and Information Line at 1-800-726-2743.

As the charity of choice, End Sexual Violence NL will receive 50% of the funds raised, up to a maximum of $10,000. Remaining proceeds go to our Foundation for distribution to other local charities in Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the year.

We are asking for your kind support. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, click the “Donate Now” button on our website or visit any NLCU location across the province.

Raising funds to provide supports for 900 children in care and their families

Fundraising has officially begun for the NLCU Charitable Foundation’s (NLCU CFC) 20th Annual Walk-A-Thon, which will occur between June 11 and 17, 2023.

The charity of choice for this year’s Walk-A-Thon is the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association (NLFFA). The NLFFA works in partnership with all stakeholders within the foster care program to meet the needs of Foster Families and to enhance the care and support provided to our province’s children in care and their families.

NLCU CFC President and Board Chair Glenn Bolger highlighted the importance of the work done by the NLFFA. “Today there are about 900 children in care in our province. The Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association is a wonderful organization that provides advocacy, care, and support that are critical to enriching the wellbeing of the children in care and their families. The NLCU Charitable Foundation is proud to be supporting such an important organization.”

Bolger, who is also CEO of NLCU – the largest credit union in Newfoundland and Labrador – acknowledged that the Walk-A-Thon is made possible thanks to the ongoing support of the Boards of both the NLCU CFC and NLCU, and in particular the employees of NLCU, who are the NLCU CFC’s main volunteers.

NLFFA Executive Director Kelli Hodder expressed sincere appreciation to the NLCU Charitable Foundation for selecting their organization as this year’s charity of choice. “The Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association is a non-profit organization with a dedicated Board of Directors, many of who are foster parents themselves, and three hard-working staff who cover the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador. These funds would enable the NLFFA to expand in-person and virtual training opportunities for foster parents, and enhance supports available to families as they navigate the fostering journey.”

All donations are tax deductible and can be made through the NLCU CFC’s website (www.nlcucfc.com) by clicking the “Donate Now” link or by donating at any one of NLCU’s 12 locations province-wide. Donations will be collected until June 24, 2023.

Walk-A-Thon participants will walk alone or in small groups at whichever locations and at whatever distances they prefer. Photos taken during their walks will be shared on social media using the hashtag #NLCUCFCWalkathon.

NLCU CFC 19th Annual Walk-A-Thon Full of Heart


Once again, the NLCU Charitable Foundation (NLCU CFC) surpassed its $25,000 fundraising target for its annual walk. The 19th Annual Walk-A-Thon was held from June 4-11, 2022, with fundraising efforts concluding a week later. More than $26,600 was raised.

Of those funds, $10,000 will be donated to this year’s charity of choice, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Glenn Bolger, Chairperson of the NLCU CFC, said it’s a significant cause for our province’s population in particular. “Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the highest rates of heart disease and stroke in Canada. Our foundation was proud to raise funds for Heart & Stroke, as they do groundbreaking research that helps save lives.”

Bolger, who is also CEO of NLCU, praised the fundraising efforts of the foundation’s volunteers. “NLCU employees are the main volunteers for our foundation and they always go above and beyond to help our communities. Their efforts to raise funds for this year’s annual walk-a-thon is just one example. They really put their hearts into it.”

Walk-A-Thon participants walked alone or in small groups at whichever locations and at whatever distances they preferred. Photos taken during their walks were shared on social media using the hashtag #NLCUCFCVirtualWalkathon.

Remaining proceeds of the Annual Walk-A-Thon will be distributed to other charities throughout the year.

 

 

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