Manitoulin Transport and Near North Customs Brokers make $100K donation to the House of Kin

Manitoulin Transport and Near North Customs Brokers provided a donation of $100,000 to the House of Kin, in Sudbury, recently. From left is Karly Bortolotti, fundraising and marketing coordinator for the House of Kin, Michael Allard, House of Kin board president, Jeff Smith, executive vice-president of Manitoulin Group of Companies and Barb Henderson, operations manager for the House of Kin.

SUDBURY – The House of Kin, located in Sudbury, has received a significant boost with a major donation by Manitoulin Transport and Near North Customs Brokers.

A donation of $100,000 was made recently by Manitoulin Transport and Near North Customs Brokers.

Karly Bortolotti, fundraising and marketing coordinator for the House of Kin, said in a news release that the funds will help the House of Kin with renovations. She said the funds have long been needed, but are hard to come by. “This is something we have been dreaming of doing for a long time, but it has been out of financial reach for us being a non-profit organization.”

“This donation is going to let us completely renovate the lobby, which hasn’t been updated in almost 20 years. We plan to make sure everything is completely accessible and barrier-free for our guests when they arrive and check in to the House of Kin,” said Ms. Bortolotti. “Thank you to Jeff Smith of the Manitoulin Group of Companies for helping our dreams become a reality.”

Jeff Smith, executive vice-president of Manitoulin Group of Companies, told the Recorder on Tuesday, “we have been supporters of the House of Kin in Sudbury for many years. For those not familiar with them, they are located at the four corners in close proximity to Health Sciences North. They provide low-cost accommodations to patients and/or families staying in Sudbury for medical treatment. This is a tremendous resource for folks from Manitoulin Island and across Northeastern Ontario and we are proud to provide them with funding that will allow them to update their lobby facilities to be accessible to all and modernized.”