Air Canada and WestJet donate $10 million to benefit children across Canada
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Air Canada and WestJet donate $10 million to benefit children across Canada
October 6, 2006

Air Canada and WestJet today announced that together they have selected over 175 charitable organizations to receive a cumulative total of $10 million throughout the remainder of 2006 for the benefit of children and youth across Canada.

Half of the donations, representing $5 million, will be given to three organizations: Children's Miracle Network for the benefit of 14 pediatric hospitals, The Boys and Girls Club of Canada Foundation and The Breakfast Clubs of Canada, each of which will receive $2.5 million, $1.5 million and $1 million, respectively.

Twenty other charities selected by the airlines will receive $2.5 million. The employees of Air Canada and WestJet also selected 155 local charities, based on their involvement with the organizations, to receive the remaining $2.5 million.

The charities selected by Air Canada, WestJet and their employees supply much needed programs in the communities they serve, and are dedicated to assisting children and youth.

LIST OF 20 CHARITIES TO RECEIVE A TOTAL OF $2.5 MILLION:
- Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
- Autism Society Canada
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind
- Foundation Fighting Blindness
- Hull Children and Family Services
- Kids Help Phone
- Make-a-Wish Foundation of Canada
- Marie-Vincent Foundation
- Missing Children's Society of Canada
- Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
- Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children
- Reach for the Rainbow (Ontario)
- Sarah Cook Fund of the Cedars Cancer Institute for Children
- Save the Children Canada
- Shriners Hospital for Children
- Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation Canada
- Street Kids International
- Toronto Star Children's Charities
- Wood's Homes Foundation

Source: http://www.newswire.ca

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