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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

l-r: Leah Werry, NAN Kingston Champion, and Audrey Guth, NAN Founder, accept a $300,000 donation from Britton Smith, Homestead Land Holdings Executive Chairman and Scott Topping, Homestead Land Holdings, Chief Operating Officer.
Photo by Randy deKleine-Stimpson – ftbd.ca

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

Leah Werry
Kingston Champion
Nanny Angel Network

Audrey Guth
Nanny Angel Network
416-730-0025 x 1

4 Comments, RSS

  • Prafula Shah

    says on:
    February 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Reference to the add in the Mirror local news paper, I learned about volunteer work for the mothers who suffer from cancer,to look after their children so mothers can have time to rest, I am very much interested to give my time, please reply me, I live in Scarborough.

  • Candise Elhadad

    says on:
    February 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    What a wonderful program NAN is! If you decide to expand your services to the Ottawa area I would be very interested in helping out with whatever is required.

    • NAN

      says on:
      February 25, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Hi Candise,

      We hope to someday be across Canada, thank you so much for your kind words and support!

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