March of Dimes annual community fundraising campaign is opening doors for children and adults with disabilities
January is March of Dimes month, and the organization’s largest fundraising campaign is underway. For the 61st straight year, Ontarians will brave the winter weather canvassing door-to-door to raise funds for March of Dimes’ essential programs and services, helping to increase the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities.
The organization is counting on local community support. Many volunteers have been volunteering for the Door-to-Door Campaign for a number of years.
Monies collected through the Door-to-Door Campaign will help the thousands of Ontarians with physical disabilities, many of whom have been waiting months or even years for the programs and services they need. Just some of the programs the Door-to-Door Campaign supports include its Assistive Devices Program, a unique rehabilitation program, Conductive Education®, social opportunities for people with disabilities and much more.
Every bit of support helps. Over the last year March of Dimes provided service to over 60,000 people across the country.
"Our goal is to raise over $500,000 in Ontario,” says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada. “With such supportive communities, I know that everyone will do what they can so we can exceed our goal."
This year, the organization has recruited over 8,000 volunteers to help fundraise. March of Dimes also has an on-line component that will allow canvassers to electronically “walk their block” in support of the Campaign. Interested volunteers can register at www.mymod.ca/doortodoor .
Monies collected through the Door-to-Door Campaign will help the thousands of Ontarians with physical disabilities, many of whom have been waiting months or even years for the programs and services they need.
For those interested in volunteering or donating to this year’s campaign, please contact 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7705 or visit the website at www.mymod.ca/doortodoor
For more information, please contact:
Ruth Kapelus, Media and Public Relations Coordinator
MARCH OF DIMES CANADA
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
416-425-3463 ext. 7258
1-800-263-3463 ext. 7258