RBC Fdn gives $500 to CPAN

Community News

By: Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) received $500 from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Foundation. As part of the foundation’s mandate, when an employee puts in at least 40 hours of volunteer work with a particular organization, that organization will receive a monetary donation. This particular donation was due to the hard work and countless hours that RBC Senior Account Manager Cathy Machin has put in volunteering for CPAN. She has been dedicated to CPAN’s Operation Snowsuit for the past three years, helping sort, organize and distribute winter gear for children in need. This year, the program reached record numbers: 411 children were in need of warm suits. Machin presented the generous cheque to CPAN Coordinator Lyn Smith on May 19. CPAN is now collecting funds for its Tools for School campaign, which gives about 1,000 kids backpacks filled with school supplies. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)