RONA Foundation

RONA Foundation

November 01, 2006 16:04 ET

The RONA Foundation Invests in Lanaudiere

CHARLEMAGNE, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 1, 2006) - The RONA Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Fondation Claude-Edouard Hetu, a Lanaudiere organization that offers services to help reduce the high-school dropout and that provides scholarships for young people in the area, to mark the official opening of the new RONA L'entrepot in Charlemagne today. The money will be distributed through the Centres Jeunesse de Lanaudiere, which has seven points of service, including two in Repentigny and one in L'Assomption.

"The RONA Foundation has provided support for dozens of organizations over the years, helping support underprivileged young people and those in difficulty across Canada. We hope that every one of the Foundation's donations will help give hope to young people who need support in order to get their lives on track," explained Robert Dutton, president and CEO of RONA and chairman of the RONA Foundation.

The RONA Foundation - Builders in the Community

The RONA Foundation was created in 1998 to provide assistance for young people age 12 to 30. It supports organizations and local projects that work to lower drop-out and illiteracy rates or that offer training to help young people learn a trade or occupation.

The RONA Foundation seeks to help young people in difficulties or from underprivileged backgrounds believe in themselves and in life, for their own benefit and for that of their communities. The RONA Foundation raises funds for registered charities with activities that reflect the Foundation's vision of development for young people.

Contact Information

  • RONA inc.
    Stephane Prud'homme
    Public Relations Manager
    514-599-5114 or 1 877 599-5900, extension 5114