Chances Maple Ridge Names Alisa’s Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre as its Signature Charitable Partner

Maple Ridge, B.C (August 5, 2015): Chances Maple Ridge is proud to announce that it has selected Alisa’s Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre as its signature charitable partner. As part of the announcement and commitment, Chances Maple Ridge made a $10,000 donation to the organization on July 28.

“The Chances staff not only committed to invest long term in Alisa’s Wish, but they also committed with their hearts. The passion that exudes from this organization to support Alisa’s Wish is extraordinary. There weren’t too many dry eyes at the Centre when a big bouquet of balloons arrived, followed by a big cheque, followed by staff who think that the children of this community significantly matter. With the strength of this community partnership, Alisa’s Wish can count on helping kids well into the future. This is a true gift,” said Treena Innes, Development Director, Alisa’s Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre.

Alisa’s Wish is a community initiative, managed by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services, that helps all children and youth in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie First Nations, who have experienced or witnessed abuse of any kind. The Centre has the potential to help 200 victims and their supporting families as it currently employs one part time Child and Youth Counsellor and one part time Program Coordinator.

“After learning more about Alisa’s Wish and their programs, we knew that we wanted to become an active supporter that will offer more than just financial support. We will look to assist through employee volunteering efforts, fundraising initiatives and by being their advocate in the community,” said Ken Stratton, General Manager, Chances Maple Ridge.

To view a video clip from the presentation ceremony, please visit http://youtu.be/IUiJ8U6jCzc .

For more information about Alisa’s Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, please visit http://www.alisaswish.com/ .

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