Another one of our support communities stepping up in a big way and we want to give a big Nya:węh!
We were overwhelmed by the group effort from Wolf Energy from Wahta. They raised $50,000 for the #savetheevidence campaign!
“As the owner of Wolf Energy, I received most of the credit. The truth is, I had tremendous support from my staff to raise the $50,000. The money was raised through the sales of several items of Every Child Matters merchandise. For my part I mobilized my resources to secure as many shirts, hats, keychains, etc. as I could possibly purchase. From there it just took off like a wildfire. My business location was key as we receive thousands of cars a day. Once people saw our large variety of items and that 100% of the proceeds were going to charity, everyone embraced us. As a First Nations entrepreneur with resources, I felt a strong duty to contribute to this cause as much as humanly possible. It really broke my heart the more I was enlightened on the issue. Another reason I am so committed to making a change comes from my family. My grandfather Peter Montour was a philanthropist in the First Nations community and it impacted me greatly. My Grandfather and uncle Jerry Montour created the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation which is the largest private First Nations charity in existence, so I have strong roots in philanthropy. My next goal is to contribute $100,000 in total to the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save The Evidence Campaign. Until that goal is met, I will not be satisfied. I’m hoping my donation will raise more awareness for Save the Evidence Campaign, and inspire others to support the cause.” – Lenny Monture
Read about the incredible matching donor for Giving Tuesday this year here: