More About the Lean On Me Project
The Lean on Me Project is a joint effort of the Dog River Howlers Rugby Club (www.dogriverhowlers.com), Brewed Awakening and Deveraux Apartment Communities. This program is an ongoing endeavour with a goal to provide 200 healthy and nutritious lunches for Carmichael Outreach Inc. every Wednesday.
Brewed Awakening is providing their assistance and resources in preparing the lunches and is accepting donations at each of their four Regina locations. For any amount above $20, a charitable tax receipt can be issued. All monies raised, but not spent on preparing the meals will be donated to help other local charities. Each week, the Lean on Me Project, respectfully challenges a local business to match the donations. That business then is able to select the other charitable organization to receive the balance of the funds.
Thank you for your generosity and community spirit!
Kick-Off May 20th!
The Lean on Me Project officially kicked off on the morning of Wednesday, May 20th in the parking lot of Brewed Awakening east location. With a lead $1000 contribution from the Dog River Howlers (www.dogriverhowlers.com), the generous citizens of Regina (led by Mayor Michael Fougre who was in attendance) brought the total to $3970 which was then matched by Deveraux Apartment Communities to support Carmichael Outreach Inc..
Juno award-winning musician Jack Semple performed for a small, physically distanced crowd. He played the inspirational namesake song of the program, Lean on Me, originally performed by the late Bill Wuthers. The lyrics of the song urge those in trouble to lean on those in a more fortunate position.
We are blown away by the community support, THANK YOU.