The Canadiens donate $159,553 to provide immediate relief to Haiti
MONTREAL– The Montreal Canadiens are pleased to announce the results of their fundraising efforts to provide relief to Haiti. The generosity of Montreal Canadiens fans has been overwhelming with a contribution of $59,553 collected on January 14 and 16 at the Bell Centre. In a pre-game message broadcast on January 14, Club president Pierre Boivin indicated that the Montreal Canadiens would match the total amount of donations made by the fans.
However, as the needs for assistance in Haiti keep growing, the Montreal Canadiens along with the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation not only chose to match the amount collected, but decided to increase the organization’s overall contribution to reach $100,000. As a result, the total amount donated to UNICEF to support humanitarian assistance and relief efforts for the population in Haiti will reach $159,553.
UNICEF is actively involved in the survival, protection and development of children in more than 150 countries around the world providing health care, food, medical supplies in devastated areas. Through its various aid programs, UNICEF is coordinating emergency assistance with several organizations to provide immediate relief to Haiti, particularly for children and women.