The people of Waterloo Region, since its beginning over 200 years ago, have enjoyed a well-earned reputation for pulling together to improve the quality of life in their community. That tradition is very evident in the much-appreciated support given to Strong Start® to help ensure that all children learn to read.

Mieke Schroeder, a retired educator who has given so much of her time, energy and talents to Strong Start® has, once again, made a generous donation. Thank you Mieke for all you do!

Another integral part of Strong Start® is Joanne Mumford; enthusiastic Trainer, fundraising committee member and, along with husband Ted Schlotzhauer, a loyal donor to the Strong Start® Charitable Foundation. Thank you, Joanne and Ted, for your continuing support.

When it comes to improving the quality of life in our community, The Wallenstein Feed Charitable Foundation has always taken a leadership role. Strong Start® welcomes the partnership that has developed between our foundations to benefits young learners. Thank you, Wallenstein Feed Foundation for helping to make a difference in the life of many children and for your long-term commitment to our cause.

One of our newest contributors is also a fairly new complement to the rich mosaic of this Region: The Corporate Service Club of the City of Waterloo. Its members, employees of the City of Waterloo, have made a cash donation to Strong Start® with a commitment to raise additional funds through a curling bonspiel. The club’s President, Roy Weber, hopes to encourage other corporations to form a service club within their employee groups. For more information about this unique concept contact Roy at . Thank you Corporate Service Club of Waterloo for investing in our children.

Strong Start® welcomes another new donor with the gift from the good people at St. Clement Catholic School. It was especially gratifying to learn that they so valued the Strong Start® program, they wanted to contribute to ensure its continuance. Thank you St. Clement School for your gift and inspiration!