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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Warm a Heart This Holiday Season with the Education Foundation of Niagara


On Friday November 1st, 2019, The Education Foundation of Niagara is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Warm A Heart Holiday Campaign, taking place across the Niagara Region.

Led by a volunteer Board of Directors in addition to a small staff, the Education Foundation of Niagara exists to support District School Board of Niagara students and reduce the barrier to their success. This is achieved through a variety of programs which provide for basic necessities, financial need, bursaries and awards, as well as the well-known Prom Project Niagara.

The Warm A Heart Campaign is the result of increasing requests from school personnel for assistance with students who find themselves in need. Financial provision for such items such as winter coats, boots, socks, and hot lunches or snacks are in high demand every single day. By making a donation through this initiative, donors will aid in narrowing the gap and helping the Foundation to better achieve its vision of a community where every student has equal access to all of the enriching opportunities that school life offers.

Saturday November 2nd marks the official kick-off to the campaign, held at the Black Sheep Lounge in Welland. Business owner and dear friend Lucas Spinosa is passionate towards the cause, for “when you have healthy, educated, well-nourished children, you create a society which takes care of itself” he boldly states. “Anything that supports kids, the Black Sheep Lounge will always support, and we are happy to do just that – protect and advocate for the most vulnerable children in our [high priority] community, in order to build strength and unity moving forward” said Spinosa. For the month of November, the Black Sheep Lounge will be offering a ‘Purple Fog’ latte in support of the Education Foundation of Niagara, and 100% of the proceeds will support the Warm A Heart Campaign.

Starting Friday November 1st until Monday December 31st, 2019, community members will be able to make a donation through the website at All proceeds will go toward the Student Financial Need program, which provides assistance in emergency and poverty situations throughout the entire school year, serving all students of the DSBN.

Media Contact:
Carson Welychka | 905.641 .2929 X 37710

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