June 12, 2017
Liberty Lane raises ¼ of Kenny House Capital Campaign goal of $900,000 in just over three months.
For Immediate Release - In little more than 90 days, Liberty Lane has raised over $220,000.000 towards its $900,000.000 goal. The campaign officially launched on February 9, 2017. Liberty Lane provides women and their children affordable housing and support services while they leave abusive relationships. The Kenny House Capital Campaign is an expansion of Liberty Lane’s services.
"To say we are pleased with the progress so far is an understatement," says Liberty Lane’s executive director, Fiona Williams. "Full credit goes to the generous members of the community who have given to us and to our Kenny House fundraising committee who are reaching out to connect with friends, business associates and colleagues to collect money for this cause."
"We live in a very generous community," says Williams. "When people take the time to listen and understand what we are trying to accomplish, they generally try and support us with whatever they can give. We are getting donations from $20.00 to $50,000.00. Every penny of it is appreciated. Every penny is making a difference."
Joan Kenny, the Capital Campaign Patron is elated by the response. "I have been overwhelmed by the magnitude of support Liberty Lane has received. Once people are aware of the concept and the need for Liberty Lane, our community has been exceptionally generous."
While Liberty Lane and its Capital Campaign fundraising committee are pleased with the progress they realise that they are still a long way from the $900,000.00 goal. They plan to continue to reach out to businesses, individuals, and community groups in the Fredericton area. "It’s a good start," says Williams. "But if we want to continue providing our clients with the services they need to make a new start, we need to reach our goal."
The Kenny House Capital Campaign is an expansion of Liberty Lane’s services. Currently, an average of 30 women (and their children), approach Liberty Lane for housing every year but half of those can’t be accommodated because the facility is full. Kenny House is an expansion of Liberty Lane’s services and will have a greater capacity to deal with the demand, be wheelchair accessible and able to accommodate larger families.
For more information on Liberty Lane’s Kenny House Capital Campaign and how to donate, visit the website: http://www.libertylane.ca/capital-campaign.html or contact Liberty Lane’s offices at (506) 451-2120. One hundred percent (100%) of the money raised goes to Liberty Lane and its programs.