The County of Brant received two more donations for the Cainsville Community Centre, one from the Underwood family for $30,000 and another donation from Enterprise Brant, in the amount of $15,000.
With these donations and several other recently received donations, the $1.5 million dollar campaign goal has been exceeded, peaking at over $1.6 million dollars.
“The Underwood family are long-time County citizens, business owners and community builders,” said Mayor David Bailey. “Their $30,000 gift is incredible and in recognition, we are pleased to name the Donor Wall in honour of the Underwood family. As well, we are grateful for Enterprise Brant’s gift of $15,000 which will be recognized by naming the Coat Room in their honour.”
The donation is both a personal and business gift from the Underwoods who own Advantage Maintenance Products.
“The Underwood family clan have been members of the County of Brant for over 50 years,” said Ron Underwood. “This community supported our children and grandchildren in several sports, Brownies, Girl Guides, and a number of other community activities. We believe in supporting the facilities that have supported us, as a family, and the other families in this community. In the past, we have supported the Brant Sports Complex, Health Hub, Jaycee Brant/Brantford Non-Profit Homes Saint Basil (Brantford) community, and the recent Paris Sacred Heart Parish new addition campaigns because we believe they offer important and needed features to better the lives of people in the County. We are good to the people in the County because the people in the County have been good to us. Advantage Maintenance Products, currently owned and operated by our eldest son John Underwood, is located in Paris and recently celebrated its 100 years in business. Our employees come from all over the County to make our world-wide business a success. The County needed a community centre on the east side of Brant. It will be a place where we will take our family members to celebrate birthday parties and partake in numerous other community activities. We are very happy to support the Cainsville Community Centre and look forward to using the facilities in the near future.”
In addition to the Underwood’s donation, the $15,000 donation from Enterprise Brant also helped to tip the donations over the campaign goal.
“Enterprise Brant operated by Brant Community Futures Development Corporation is pleased to support the Cainsville Community Centre with a donation of $15,000,” said Sara McLellan, General Manager of Enterprise Brant. “The new state of the art facility will be a place where residents and businesses of Cainsville and the surrounding community will come together. We see the community centre as a place that will provide new services and activities to an area of the County that will benefit and thrive with additional programming. Area businesses will have an up-to-date facility for meetings and events. There will be an economic impact as visitors to the new centre support the community.”
Enterprise Brant is a federally supported not-for-profit community organization with a volunteer Board of Directors and professional staff whose purpose is to support community economic development and small business growth through business loans.