Mississauga – At its 25th Anniversary Celebration Day on October 13th, Peel Children’s Centre will present its Ron Lenyk Volunteer of the Year Award for 2010 to Angeline Edralin.
Angeline is the first fundraising volunteer to be recognized with the Centre’s Ron Lenyk Volunteer of the Year Award. Having started volunteering at Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) during her maternity leave eight years ago, she is also the Centre’s longest-serving fundraising volunteer.
In recognizing Angeline’s contributions, PCC’s Development Coordinator, Marla Bloomfield, said:
“Since 2002, Angeline has helped PCC raise more than $450,000, contributing to every program that we offer. A ‘behind the scenes’ volunteer, she has taken a lead role in planning and executing our successful Holiday Brunch and Auction and Cosmic Bowl events. Angeline is also in continuous contact with our donors as she works to secure donated items for prizes and auctions. Thank you, Angeline. It has been a godsend having you on our team.”
PCC’s Volunteer Coordinator, Linda Buchanan, said:
“With her longstanding efforts, Angeline helps make it possible for PCC to fulfil our mission of providing high quality mental health services for children, youth and their families. Angeline, you give 100% – not only to PCC but also to your family, career, church and community. Thank you for your generosity, hard work, and dedication over the past eight years.”
Ron Lenyk, who will join PCC staff to present the award, said:
“Angeline, on behalf of all the families who benefit from PCC’s mental health services, congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. You truly exemplify the Centre’s vision of A Caring Community Working Together for Children.”
“Each year more than 120 specialized volunteers support children, youth and families receiving mental health services at Peel Children’s Centre,” said Humphrey Mitchell, the Centre’s Executive Director. “Our volunteers are mentors, tutors, childcare providers, drivers, family resource coordinators, fundraisers, and members of our Board of Directors. Volunteers are truly the heart of our agency,” Mitchell said.
Peel Children’s Centre dedicated its volunteer award to Ron Lenyk in recognition of his leadership as a volunteer, philanthropist and advocate in Peel. In addition to his 31 years as the former publisher of The Mississauga News, Ron is a generous supporter of numerous health, social service, sports and cultural charities.
The Volunteer Coordination Program at Peel Children’s Centre receives generous financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario. Visit www.trilliumfoundation.org for more information.
Information: Mora Thompson, Communications Specialist