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Provincial Glass strikes a blow against homelessness
February 22, 2023 By Provincial Glass & Mirror
Provincial Glass president, Brett Lucier, is co-founder of The Fight to End, a charity doing good works in London, Ont. On Feb. 2, the organization presented a $300,000 cheque to Youth Opportunities Unlimited, proceeds from its Fight to End Homelessness event held Nov. 9, 2022.
Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a charitable organization dedicated to building a community where youth are embraced with safe housing combined with wrap around supports, is proud to announce a significant donation from The Fight to End.
The Fight to End hosted the highly anticipated 2nd Fight to End Homelessness at RBC Place on November 9th, 2022, a black-tie premier boxing event which brings passionate Londoners together for an amazing and important cause. This event was the culmination of 32 community champions, who entered the process with little to no exposure to boxing, and over the duration of 18 weeks of Fight Camp, hosted by Get Enhanced, an FTE partner, prepared to step into the ring for their first Boxing Ontario sanctioned match in front of nearly 1,000 attendees. Through incredible effort by Sponsors, Participants and Volunteers, the event raised a phenomenal $300,000.00 for Youth Opportunities Unlimited.
The cheque presentation was held on February 2nd, 2023 at Youth Opportunity Unlimited’s YOU Made It Cafe at the corner of York Street and Richmond Street, across from Joan’s Place. On behalf of top sponsor Drewlo, Jerry Drennan, COO, spoke to responding to the urgent needs in the community “Drewlo, and many other developers in the city understand there’s a need and we want to do our part. Partnering with Fight to End, and seeing our own Carrie O’Brien in the ring, was a great way to continue to give back and support the mission of Joan’s Place”.
Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s Board Chair Terry Gillis, shared his astonishment at the large donation “I was with some other board members as the announcement was being made and we kept watching the tally going up and up and I thought – is there a technology glitch? We were absolutely blown away by the money raised by the Fight to End Homelessness. This is such an incredible boost to Joan’s place and helping us meet our collective goal of building a safe and affordable home for youth, young mothers, and mothers-to-be who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. Once again, the London community outdid itself. And to that we say thanks”.
This year’s event planning is underway with the participant application window opening in May. Follow along at www.fighttoend.ca
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