HOW COWBELL GIVES BACK
The Greener Pastures Community Fund is just one of the exciting ways Cowbell is sharing the journey with Blyth and communities across Ontario. Starting with the very first beer sold, Cowbell donates five cents from the sale of every can and pint through a long-term relationship supporting Ontario's four children's hospitals which was launched in December 2016.
Through the Greener Pastures Community Fund, Cowbell donates to specific projects at each hospital, and further supports the hospital foundations through event participation and by raising awareness of the vital, life-changing work of the remarkable people in these world-class hospitals:
- McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton
- Children's Health Foundation at London Health Sciences Centre, London
- Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa
- SickKids, Toronto
Nickels generated at the Cowbell Farm, specifically, support innovative programming at the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity, a virtual multi-disciplinary arts and innovation hub in Blyth, with a physical location to be built in the near future.
As of October 2020, thanks to supporters of Cowbell, a major milestone of $500,000 was reached in donations-to-date to community healthcare partners. That's a lot of nickels! Watch the milestone video.
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Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Greener Pastures Community Fund donations are directed to the CHEO Art Therapy Program, helping young patients and family members with healing and self-expression through art. This program is provided by accredited art therapists.
McMaster Children’s Hospital
Greener Pastures Community Fund donations to McMaster Children’s Hospital assisted in building an outdoor therapeutic play area within the mental health unit (completed Oct 2018). Current donations are going toward necessary renovations to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
Children's Health Foundation
Children’s Health Foundation receives donations from the Greener Pastures Community Fund to support the Music Therapy Program for patients to improve areas of health, functioning, and well-being within a therapeutic relationship with an accredited music therapist.
SickKids Foundation donations from the Greener Pastures Community Fund support greatest priority needs within patient care, research and education that have life changing and saving effects on young patients and families.
Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity
The Greener Pastures Community Fund contributes 5¢ from the sale of every can and pint sold at The Cowbell Farm in Blyth to the Grant and Mildred Sparling Centre at the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity. The Sparling Family has privately donated $1 million to this project.