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Canopy Growth’s $5,000 donation will help outreach by Newark Neighbours
Laura Gibson chair of the Newark Neighbours board and Sean Webster, Canopy Growth’s director of government and stakeholder relations at Newark Neighbours Tuesday afternoon. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

Newark Neighbours is looking to expand its work in the community and the organization is now $5,000 closer to its future aspirations with the help of Canopy Growth Ltd.

Tuesday afternoon Sean Webster, Canopy Growth’s director of government and stakeholder relations, presented the donation to the NOTL non-profit as part of the company’s charitable initiative, called the Tweed Collective, which invests in local charity organizations.

Laura Gibson, chair of Newark Neighbours’ board, said the organization is “incredibly appreciative” of the donation from Canopy, one of Canada’s largest cannabis producers.

“We are looking at expanding within our community for those in need, so it’ll certainly help us in that area,” she said.

Although she said the organization is “lucky enough” that its thrift shop off John Street does well enough to keep the doors open, donations like Canopy’s help the organization give back to the community as well.

Canopy Growth has been in Niagara-on-the-Lake since 2014 and has supported numerous local charities through the Tweed Collective in that time, including Heart and Stroke Big Bike, Community Care’s Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive, Stockings for Seniors and Gillian’s Place Women’s Shelter.