The Judith and Norman Alix Foundation is investing nearly $300,000 into the Sarnia-Lambton community.
The foundation's board recently approved funding for seven local projects.
The largest contribution is $85,000 to Habitat For Humanity for the purchase of a cube truck. It will provide ‘Pop-Up’ Rural ReStore Donation Centres for outreach into rural areas of the county.
Just over $57,000 will fund a new natural playground space located at the YMCA's Jerry McCaw Family Centre in Sarnia.
The foundation has earmarked $35,000 for the restoration of the Abraham Smith log cabin and interpretive signage at Sombra Museum, and $50,000 for inventory improvements at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound's ReFound Store.
Other contributions include $25,000 for electrical upgrades to the fairgrounds at the Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre Complex, and another $25,000 to the Forest Fritter Friends to renovate the entrance of the building to make it fully accessible.
Another $20,000 went to the Moore Agricultural Society for accessibility upgrades to the multipurpose building at the Brigden Fairgrounds.
Over its 30 year history, the Judith and Norman Alix Foundation has advanced more than $6 million to over 50 community projects.
They include Withdrawal Management Services at Bluewater Health; the installation of artificial turf at Norm Perry Park in Sarnia; the construction of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery; the purchase of rare artifacts for the Lambton Heritage Museum; the purchase of a van for the Inn of The Good Shepherd; portable bleachers for The Lambton Fairs Association, renovations to the Kineto Theatre in Forest and more.
More information can be found at www.jnaf.ca.