Hymus supports HUB expansion with $40,500 donation

HELPING THE HUB- Local restaurant Angry Bird's and owner Michael Hymus has donated $40,500 to The HUB Child and Family Centre expansion project. Seen at Thursday's cheque presentation are (From Left) Nancy Cherwinka, Kelly Lowe, Stacey Stanford, Kaitlin Cronkwright, Brianne Maltby, Micheal Hymus, Debbie Jeans, Susan Quaiff, (Front Row) Adam Cherwinka, Audrey Cherwinka and Lyndon Johnson. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

A local businessman and philanthropist has once again came through for the children of Prince Edward County.

Angry Bird’s owner Michael Hymus, known as a great supporter of the community and a champion for children initiative, presented a cheque for $40,500 for the HUB Childcare expansion project on Friday. 

It all started last October when Hymus announced one his regular community building initiatives where food sales during a particular week at his Angry Bird’s Rotisserie Chicken restaurant would be presented to the HUB child & family centre as a fundraiser towards their expansion project at 10 McFarland Court. 

That weeks food sales reached $20,250 thanks to hungry Angry Bird’s customers but Hymus took this donation one step further and matched that amount for a grand total of $40,500. 

“We are so thrilled with Michael and the awesome staff team at Angry Bird restaurant for their time commitment and hard work to help us,” the HUB’s Susan Quaiff said. “We look forward to beginning our expansion at the HUB this fall. We hope to have a new space for everyone to enjoy by next summer.”

Quaiff also mentioned there is an ongoing fundraising initiative involving sponsorship bubbles that will be on display at the finished project.

The HUB is offering sponsorship bubbles to interested community businesses who would like to take part in supporting the HUB expansion. 

“Many of these bubbles were purchased by local sponsors during our Chef Challenge. Bubbles are available for purchase for $250 for gold sponsors, $200 for silver sponsors and $100 for bronze sponsors. Bubbles are being made by Argyll Engraving thanks to Karie and Mike Campbell and we will display them in the new addition,” she added.

Call the HUB 613-476-8142 or email kimh@thehubcentre.ca check out our website at www.thehubcentre.ca

-Staff