After receiving the Community Builder Award through the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, a local business owner has continued his charitable efforts with a donation to the local Seniors Association.
On Friday, Jul. 12, 2019, businessman Jimmy Hassan was joined by Tina Bailey, executive director of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area (CFKA). The two presented a cheque for $1,000 from Hassan to the Seniors Association Kingston Region. After being chosen to receive the 2019 Community Builder Award through the CFKA, Hassan chose the Seniors Association to receive the $1,000 donation, citing the impact of the work done by the Association to better the local community.
“I know the good work the Association does in the community and I want to support them and highlight to all of Kingston the work they do,” Hassan said. “I’ll be a senior one day and I want them to be there when I am.”
Hassan, who is the founder of the Canadian Colours Kingston Foundation and the Diversity Dinner, received the Community Builder Award in May of this year. CFKA chose Hassan to receive the award this year to recognize his generosity and commitment to promoting and celebrating diversity in the community.
On hand to receive the donation, Seniors Association Board President Greg Finlayson and Executive Director Don Amos expressed their gratitude for the gesture.
“The Association provides opportunities for social connection, physical activity, and mental stimulation,” Amos said. “We will use this money to help keep our fees as low as possible and affordable for most. Thank you, Jimmy, for thinking of us.”
For more information on the Seniors Association Kingston Region, click here.
For more information on the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, click here.