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Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold Receives $5,000

Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold Receives $5,000


Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold Receives $5,000 from McDougall Energy for the Holidays


St. Catharines and Thorold, ON – McDougall Energy Inc. (McDougall Energy) and Imperial Oil’s Esso Community Program have donated $5,000 to Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold to help brighten up the holidays for those in need.

Since 1919, Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold has been meeting the needs of the less advantaged in their community. Programs range from food and shelter security to emergency services and support that lead to the independence clients strive to achieve.

“This has been a very challenging year due to COVID-19, and we want to help bring Christmas cheer to deserving individuals and families in our communities,” said Darren McDougall, president, McDougall Energy. “McDougall Energy is built on the support of our customers, and we are committed to giving back to our communities and the dedicated organizations that help make a difference every day through our Community Investment Program.”

Community Care requires significant financial support to deliver the programs and services that will assist those who struggle to make ends meet. This donation will help bring a little joy this holiday season as they strive to make sure that tummies are filled, beds are kept warm, lights are kept on, many shelter needs are met, and hope that families can enjoy a Christmas dinner with presents under the tree.

“Community Care is extremely grateful to have been chosen by McDougall Energy to receive this generous gift.  I can assure you it will give us the ability to bring joy, happiness and hope to those who are struggling at this time of year. Together we are making a difference one person, one family at a time,” said Betty-Lou Souter, CEO, Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold.

Since the state of emergency was declared in Ontario on March 13, 2020, Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold has not missed a day in providing essential services to those in need in the communities they serve.  Despite the challenges, the agency continues to offer its’ 20 programs and supports to those seeking a hand up, which will hopefully lead them to independence and self-sufficiency. Visit to learn more.


Photo: Betty-Lou Souter, CEO, Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold with Terry-Lynn Styrna, operations manager (St. Catharines), McDougall Energy

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