March of Dimes Canada's Non-Profit Housing Corporation Celebrates Donation

Standing Oaks receives generous donations, announces celebrity ambassador Eric Ethridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Standing Oaks, a local congregate care home for people living with disabilities, is celebrating two milestones.

The Rotary Club of Sarnia has donated $25,000 in support of Standing Oaks’ expansion, and Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF), which has been an integral part of Standing Oaks from the beginning, has also donated $15,000. The money will go towards the creation of appropriate accommodations for four new residents.

‘These very generous donations will help to expand Standing Oaks, and make it a home to even more people,’ says Andria Spindel, President and CEO of March of Dimes Canada and its Non-Profit Housing Corporation. ‘They’ve gotten us closer to our fundraising goal of $300,000, and I know that Sarnia will rally behind this great cause and get us the rest of the way.’

Attending the event was local musician, rising star, and celebrity ambassador for Standing Oaks, Eric Ethridge. 

‘Standing Oaks is a wonderful resource here in Sarnia,’ Ethridge says. ‘I’m really pleased to support March of Dimes Canada’s Non-Profit Housing Corporation in whatever way I can.’

As part of March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Standing Oaks currently provides 24-hour attendant care to five people living with severe disabilities, as well as respite for family members caring for someone at home. The expansion will allow for another four residents to receive the same support in a family atmosphere. 

‘March of Dimes Canada always strives to help consumers live as independently as possible,’ Spindel adds. ‘Standing Oaks is one way we do that, and we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished here in Sarnia. But we can’t do it without support from the community, so I invite everyone to contribute whatever they can. Every dollar will bring us closer to that $300,000 goal.’ 

For more information on Standing Oaks, and the Non-Profit Housing Corporation, please visit:

For more information on other March of Dimes Canada programs and services, please visit:

March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing Corporation (NPHC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that offers people with physical disabilities a single solution for support, care, and accessible, affordable accommodation since 1992. NPHC currently operates five housing facilities in Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton, Sarnia and Sudbury. All our facilities offer onsite attendant care services, and are fully modified for accessible and safe living for people with physical disabilities. It is a subsidiary of March of Dimes Canada, a national service provider of community resources for people with physical disabilities.


For more information, please contact:
Tina Siegel, PR and Media Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
416.425.3463 ext. 7258

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