January 10, 2018 — A Burlington family has made a multi-year pledge of $25,000 to the Halton Learning Foundation’s Eliminating Barriers to Education fund in support of Halton District School Board students in need.

As lifetime Burlington residents, the Doering family believes the incredible spirit of giving back is one of the things that make our community such a special place to live.

“We have been inspired by a number of people we know who have made wonderful contributions to the community.  Making sure every one of our community’s youth is given the gift of opportunity is important to us and is one of the best ways we can support Burlington,” the Doerings said.

HLF’s Eliminating Barriers to Education fund provides financial support to ensure students have the basics they need to stay in school and engaged in learning. Annually the fund supports more than 1,000 students in need, but HLF’s long-term vision is to more than double the number of students it supports. The Doering’s donation alone means more than 100 students across Halton will receive support for basics such as food, clothing and school transportation, or the opportunity to be included in school activities with their peers.

HLF Executive Director Lesley Mansfield said multi-year pledges such as the Doering’s offer many critical benefits for smaller charities, such as helping to reduce fundraising and administrative costs.

Adam and Christine expressed thanks to the Halton Learning Foundation for “their tireless efforts in helping to ensure our most at-risk children have the opportunity to learn, fit in and  grow.”

Adam and Christine Doering, pictured with their daughters, made a generous donation to HLF’s No Student Left Behind campaign.