This week, Retro Suites Hotel provided the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent with a $20,000 gift in support of their Butterfly Building Campaign.
Due to the growing demand for specialized therapy for children with special needs in Chatham-Kent, the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) is building a larger, more accessible facility to better accommodate the growing caseload. The Butterfly Building Campaign will build a new 50,000 sq. ft. facility on McNaughton Ave. in Chatham. Since building the current facility 34 years ago, the CTC-CK has grown from serving 224 in 1984 to now serving 3,200 children and youth in 2018- that’s over a 1000% increase in caseload. By 2020, the CTC-CK will serve 4,500 clients- which is 1 in 5 Chatham-Kent children.
“Staff and management at the Retro Suites can all think of a friend or family member who has been impacted by services offered at the Children’s Treatment Centre” stated Pete Tsirimbis, General Manager of the Retro Suites Hotel. “Last year, 1 in 9 children and youth in Chatham-Kent benefitted from the CTC-CK. With a growing need for services this number is expected to reach 1 in 5 by 2019 and that’s why Retro Suites Hotel is thrilled to be one of many community partners who recognize the importance of the new Butterfly Building Campaign to enrich the lives of our children, families and community”.
Pete Tsirimbis, General Manager, Retro Suites Hotel, Tina Child’s, Hotel Manager, Retro Suites Hotel, Mike Genge, Executive Director, Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation, Shelby Sanchuk, Communications and Fundraising Manager, Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation.
In addition to their generous donation, Retro Suites Hotel staff will be going Over The Edge with the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation this summer. On June 23rd, 92 lucky individuals will have the opportunity to rappel 10 stories down the side of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, with their family, friends and the community there to watch.
“Community support is crucial at this stage in our Campaign” claimed Mike Genge, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. “We’re thrilled that businesses in Chatham-Kent, like the Retro Suites Hotel, understand and support the need to build a new Children’s Treatment Centre”.