September 27, 2017
Children’s Foundation Champion
Every year, the Children's Foundation goes on the hunt for a seasonal home for the Adopt-A-Family Program, relying on the generosity of a local business to provide them with a donated space to set up their "Santa's Workshop". If ever there is a time to believe in Christmas miracles, this is it! For three years, Coldpoint Holdings has come to the rescue as Holiday Super Heroes, donating space in their warehouses on Huron Street and Duke Street in the Ward area of Guelph.
"It's a bit of a worry every year as to whether a Holiday Hero will step forward in time to save the day," says Adopt-A-Family Program Director, Karyn Kirkwood. “Coldpoint Holdings has been wonderful supporters of the Children’s Foundation, providing us with a spacious home for Adopt-A-Family. With over 1,100 families helped through the Adopt-A-Family Program, it's a huge relief to have such a large space of over 20,000 square feet where donations can be received, organized, wrapped and distributed in a short time-frame."
Not only does Coldpoint Holdings provide the team of Adopt-A-Family volunteer elves with a seasonal home, they also participate as a company by adopting local families in need and providing them with much-needed items, wish gifts, and grocery cards for a memorable Christmas experience.
A family-owned and operated development firm, Coldpoint Holdings is led by entrepreneur John Wood along with his son, David Wood, and his daughter, Susan Frasson.
"It is a pleasure for us to be able to support the Children’s Foundation in making Christmas shine a little brighter for local families,” says Susan Frasson. "We recognize that the need is great in our community and we want to be part of the "village" that helps support children."
In addition to their commitment to the Adopt-A-Family Progam, Coldpoint Holdings has also been in our corner supporting our annual golf tournament and Around the World gala. Susan Frasson was the honourary chair for our record-breaking 10th Anniversary Gala in 2015 and was instrumental in its success.
In 2017, the Children's Foundation is pleased to recognize Coldpoint Holdings as Champion Donors. "Villages" benefit from dedicated and giving community members, and we are very grateful to Coldpoint Holdings and the Wood family for being a cornerstone of our village!
The Wood Family