AIA High Fives for Kids Chairman’s Challenge nears $20K

by | Jun 4, 2021 | 0 comments

The $5000 donated to The Redwood Shelter is being used to create a Summer Bike Club for kids in the community.
This initiative was championed by Josie Candito, Master Mechanic High Park.

The latest donations to the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation mean that the Chairman’s Challenge is knocking on the door of $20,000 in total contributions.

The latest welcome donations come from CARQUEST Canada, DRiV Canada, Andy Murphy and Emily Aziz.

The latest additions join the recently announced donations from Tim MacDonald, Ideal Supply, Mister Transmission, Erin Chreptyk, Kristin Crawford, and Erika Childs as well as two anonymous donations.

The organizations receiving funds most recently from the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation all contribute to the health and well-being of children, youth, and their families:

The Children’s Breakfast Club has been a perennial recipient of contributions from the aftermarket foundation. Established more than 30 years ago, the Breakfast Club works with community partners to provide breakfast programs in 27 communities across Southern Ontario.

The Redwood Shelter in Toronto, Ont., has, since 1993, and been there to help women and children live free from domestic violence. The Redwood provides the emotional, practical and social support that families need to get their lives back on track – offering free and confidential services in 170 different languages.

The YWCA of Edmonton provides education, health and wellness programming to thousands of women, girls, and families every year.

Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta has been granting wishes to Canadian children for some 30 years. It’s newly expanded reach sees the organization granting wishes to children suffering serious neurological and genetic conditions.

The funds raised to provide these contributions have come primarily form the Chairman’s Challenge launched by Raymond Proulx, chair of the foundation.

Proulx is asking distributors, suppliers, jobbers, service providers, and the families connected to of AIA member companies to think of the High Fives for Kids Foundation and help with its fundraising so that it can continue to support those worthwhile charities that have requested its help.

The Foundation has seen requests rise, even as it’s traditional fundraising avenues have been squeezed.

The continuing fundraising effort has raised nearly $20,000 to date, with new contributions being added regularly.

Special thanks to all who have gives through the challenge so far. Some have given more than once!

  • Lordco Auto Parts Ltd.
  • Ken Coulter
  • Altrom Auto Group
  • Modern Sales Co-op
  • Colleen Ouellette
  • Guy-Olivier Potvin
  • Ron Grieve
  • Terry O’Brien
  • Mevotech
  • Raymond Proulx
  • Baljinder Singh
  • Wakefield Canada
  • Specialty Sales & Marketing
  • CHAT Integrated Media
  • Excel Sales Consulting
  • Maslack Supply
  • Zara Wishloff
  • APD Automotive Parts Distributors
  • 10293415 Canada Inc.
  • Renee LeBlanc
  • Tim MacDonald,
  • Ideal Supply
  • Mister Transmission
  • Erin Chreptyk
  • Kristin Crawford
  • Erika Childs
  • CARQUEST Canada
  • DRiV Canada
  • Andy Murphy
  • Emily Aziz.
  • Plus several Anonymous donations

For more information or to donate and add your name to this growing list, visit


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