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The Amazing Home Makeover

Posted Jul 11, 2016

The Amazing Home Makeover Project is an innovative educational program created by The Wellington Catholic District School Board to bring young students, the business community and the charitable sector. This edition of the Amazing Home Makeover Project was put together in support of Michael House and their campaign to support young mothers in Guelph Wellington and provide them with a positive start on their parenting journey.

We are proud and so pleased to have been able to be a part of such a fantastic, innovative program that has been so successful in supporting important local charities. With the assistance of our preferred partner Miralis, Paragon Kitchens donated the design, supply and installation of the fine custom kitchen cabinetry at 70 Talbot St. To learn more about Michael House and the Amazing Home Makeover Project please see the press release below.

Paragon Kitchens Home Makeover

Media Release

Home Makeover Project Donates over $100,000 to Michael House  

Wellington Catholic presents local charity with cheque to support young and parenting women in Guelph Wellington  

June 21, 2016 | Guelph, ON –  On Monday, Wellington Catholic District School Board presented Michael House with a cheque for $102,837 in support of their capital campaign, Our Home for Generations. Michael House is running this campaign to support young mothers in Guelph Wellington and give them a positive start on their parenting journey.

This funding comes from the sale of the Amazing Home Makeover house which sold this past April. Accepting the generous donation on behalf Michael House was Executive Director, Rosemarie Coombs.

The presentation of the cheque marks the culmination of a 10-month home renovation project executed by high school students at Wellington Catholic. Working alongside skilled trade professionals, students fully gutted, renovated and staged the home located at 70 Talbot Street in Guelph all while gaining hands on experience and supporting Michael House.

“It’s a wonderful thing to witness,” said Marino Gazzola, Chair of the Wellington Catholic District School Board. “Students learning and working for the shared benefits of the community is exactly the kind of socially conscious citizen we strive to foster at Wellington Catholic. We couldn’t be more proud of the great work the students have done. This partnership with Michael House is a great example of how our staff and students are working to build an inclusive and caring community.”

The cheque was presented by Technology Department head at WCDSB, Brian Andres, who oversaw and led the Amazing Home Makeover project.

“We owe huge recognition to our partners,” said Andres. “To be able to provide this experience to our students while supporting Michael House is such a gift and wouldn’t have been possible without Tambro Construction and all of our generous partners.”

The Wellington Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting student success in all of our 22 schools. Our academic and extracurricular programs give our 7800 students the opportunity to learn, lead and serve. Grounded in faith based teaching, our schools are preparing students with the values and academic skills they need to be successful 21st century citizens.

To learn more about the Amazing Home Makeover and Michael House, please visit these links:

Amazing Home Makeover

Michael House




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