Major donation makes free relief childcare to Kingston mothers with cancer possible
Non-profit Nanny Angel Network set to provide its unique services starting this Summer, thanks to a donation from Homestead Land Holdings
KINGSTON – January 31, 2019 – Britton Smith, Philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Homestead Land Holdings presented the Nanny Angel Network (NAN) with a $300,000 donation that will bring free, specialized, relief childcare to Kingston mothers with cancer. This donation will see NAN’s first expansion outside of the Greater Toronto Area, to Kingston.
“The Nanny Angel Network is incredibly grateful for this financial commitment,” said Audrey Guth, NAN founder and cancer survivor. “We are looking forward to becoming a part of the Kingston community and bringing much needed relief for moms with cancer and compassionate support for their children.”
Families coping with cancer face a number of challenges and NAN’s specially trained volunteer Nanny Angels have one goal in mind – lessening the impact of cancer on families. Each family is matched with a volunteer who visits weekly and engages the children in fun, interactive activities while their mom rests, attends treatment, or takes the time for herself.
NAN volunteers have experience working with children and undergo specialized training focused on how to talk to children about cancer, and death and dying. This equips them to support families by reducing any fear and anxiety the children may be experiencing as a result of their mother’s illness.
“The impact of this donation from Britton Smith and Homestead Land Holdings will live on for generations, as we continue to support children through our therapeutic program,” said Guth.
The donation is a part of a proud legacy of giving by Britton Smith and Homestead Land Holdings in the Kingston community and beyond.
“Homestead Land Holdings tries to give back to the community and is proud to support the Nanny Angel Network’s expansion into Kingston,” said Britton Smith, Philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Homestead Land Holdings. “We know that cancer not only impacts the patient, it impacts the entire family and we are pleased to lend support to moms with cancer and their children.”
NAN plans to open its Kingston office in Summer 2019. To learn more about NAN, apply to become a Nanny Angel, or make a donation, please visit: nannyangelnetwork.com
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