$100,000 Ways To Say ‘Thank You’
In conjunction with our 100th anniversary year, Soo Mill and Lumber Company Ltd. has dispersed over $100,000 in donations to community organizations in Sault Ste. Marie, Elliot Lake and surrounding areas. Soo Mill, our employees and the Hollingsworth family are honoured to help some of these organizations to do their important and often very difficult work. These donations also provide another way for us to give back to the communities that have helped our company succeed over the past century.
Therapeutic Ride Algoma
This charitable not-for-profit organization provides recreational and therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs. Participants enjoy the emotional and exercise benefits of riding in an environment made safe by the presence of certified instructors, therapists and horse professionals.
Algoma Autism Foundation
A grass roots support group providing a sensory lending library, accessible social situations and other support for children with autism and their families.
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, spaying and neutering, foster care, shelter and food for abandoned, sick, injured or abused animals.
An after-school program for children in the downtown core of Sault Ste. Marie.
A local support group for adults with developmental disabilities.
A home for older, quite severely handicapped gentlemen from our community operated by support workers who truly care for their clients.
The Mission of Quilts for Kids is to transform discontinued, unwanted, and other fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children in need. These children are fighting a life battle with cancer, serious illnesses, are in abusive situations or live in poverty.
A proactive preventative program that provides transmitters to persons prone to wander due to conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism or Down syndrome.
A home that provides food, clothing, shelter, counselling, education and work experience for young men from Northern Ontario who are seeking freedom from life-controlling addictions to drugs and alcohol.
A Complete list of all donation recipients:
Algoma Family services
Algoma Highlands Concervancy
Breton House – women’s recovery home
Breton Rd Group home
Canadian Bush Plane Museum
CLA Queen Street group home
Claire Dimock Childrens centre
Eastview Public School
Elks Echo Bay
F. J. Davey Home Resident Council,
Galilean Bible Camp
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Musical Comedy Guild
North Star Family Resource Centre/Best Start Hub
Ontario Finnish Resthome
Quilts for Kids
SAH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit
Sault Ste Marie & District Brain Injury Association
Sault Search & Rescue Project Lifesaver
Sault Theatre Workshop
Shingwauk Education Trust
SMBA (Sault Minor Baseball Association)
Society for Animals in Distress (North Shore)
St John’s Back to Basics
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Outreach Committee
TAAG – the animal assistance group
Teen Challenge North
Therapeutic Ride Algoma
Welcome Friend Association – Rainbow Camp