Daytrippers Children's Charity

Daytrippers Children's Charity

December 10, 2007 08:00 ET

Daytrippers Children's Charity: Kinross Gold Promotes Environmental Education With $15,000 for School Trips For Underpriviledged Children

Almost 700 students from low-income areas benefited

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Kinross Gold Corporation teamed up with Daytrippers Children's Charity to give the gift of environmentally educational school trips to close to 700 underprivileged students in Toronto.

"We're delighted to help these young people gain some memorable and inspiring educational experiences beyond the classroom," said James Crossland, Senior Vice-President Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, Kinross Gold Corporation. "Daytrippers has established a great program and we're proud to support their work."

"We are very grateful for Kinross Gold's tremendous generosity in helping us to reach out to underprivileged students and give them the gift of an enriched learning experience," said Michael Comisarow, Executive Director, Daytrippers Children's Charity. "Kinross Gold has set an admirable example about the importance of teaching young minds the value of a healthy, sustainable future through education."

Daytrippers Children's Charity, a registered charitable organization In Ontario, has been raising funds for the past eight years to support educational school trips for kids from low-income areas. Since its inception, Daytrippers has raised almost $400,000 and supported close to 30,000 students.

Kinross Gold's $15,000 donation supported six environmentally educational school trips for students from 11 schools, with students ranging from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.

"We believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn about the world outside their classroom and visit unique places of learning, from museums and art galleries to conservation areas and beyond," added Comisarow.

Daytrippers funds educational school trips for underprivileged students primarily in Grades 1-8. Funding is focused on critical expenses, such as transportation and exhibit admission costs. Examples of trips include an inner-city school travelling to an educational conservation area, or a rural or smaller town-based school traveling to cultural institutions in a city.

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