OUR PAST PARTNERS
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
In 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities was launched to address an issue of national concern: the inactivity of kids. Jumpstart helps kids in financial need participate in organized sports and physical activities by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation. After hearing about this organization, we decided to become involved and see how we could help. We worked with the Quebec Regional Director, Anitra Bostock who identified the communities who were either at risk or in need. Over the years, we have donated bikes and skates to two local “centres des jeuneusses”. These are facilities that house children who are alone and have no parents either as a result of abandonment, abuse or death. We worked on Project Velotheque for the city of Lachute, Quebec. We provided 29 bikes and helmets for kids aged 10-17. They were given to the community so that children who have no bikes would be able to borrow one, in much the same way as they might go to the library to get a book. We were invited to launch this project in the summer of 2016.
We have supported this worthy organization in its mission to fight poverty and social exclusion. Centraide’s mission is to bring about significant change for youth and families and in doing so, build caring communities.
Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre
Donald Berman Maimonides is committed to providing professional, compassionate care for aging members of the community who are no longer able to function independently. Their Women’s Auxiliary supports this mission by funding programs and services that touch the lives of these residents. We contributed to their “Sunshine Fund” in an effort to assist with specific concrete needs as identified by their professional staff (i.e. dental work and clothing). Many of the more vulnerable seniors have been able to enjoy a better quality of living due to the generosity of the Sunshine Fund.
Our donation to the Generations Foundation assisted in fulfilling its mission, which is “To develop and administer programs which will help to improve the quality of life for persons of all ages.” Given the unacceptable level of child poverty in Montreal, its initial focus is on children by providing in- school meals and programs and sponsoring children for summer camp.
NOVA Montréal is a non-profit charitable organization that offers health care services to the Montreal community, free of charge. It is dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality, personalized, in-home care to people who are ill or nearing the end of life and the families who support them. Nova also provides desperately needed in-home respite for parents coping with the challenges of raising chronically ill or disabled pre-school aged children. This is the first organization that the Adler & Lipkus Foundation supported when we were established in 2015.
Old Brewery Mission
In June 2016, we visited the Old Brewery Mission, a shelter for men and women living on the streets. We met with Kim Nguyen, the Mission’s Director of Development and Annual Gifts. After our tour and discussions with some of the other staff and clients it was identified that new mattresses were needed. We agreed to donate 70 mattresses for the main residence. The spread of infection is always a concern with so many people coming in and out on a daily basis, therefore we decided to finance the cost of hand sanitizers which were installed throughout the mission.
Projection Week (New Partner) Sponsored by McGill University’s Council on Palliative Care
In October 2019, a series of community events and experiences gave individuals and communities the opportunity to begin discussions about life, death, and end-of-life issues. Over 50 organizations throughout Montreal participated in this event. The Adler & Lipkus Foundation helped to sponsor this event.
Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
We were happy to support the Simon Wiesenthal center in its mission to confront anti-Semitism. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Center promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.