Purpose of Fund:
This Carleigh Rae LeClair Fund was started by Carleigh’s family and has been supported by many caring family members, friends and business associates. The fund was initiated as a way of helping others who suffer as Carleigh did, and/or to support the family members who do so much in the day to day lives of a loved one with a disease.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial assistance for counseling, treatment or education to young people resident in School District 43, between the ages of 12 and 25 who suffer from a life altering medical condition. In particular it is the fund’s intention to assist young women who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes or who have emotional difficulties in dealing with whatever medical condition they have.
How to apply for this fund:
Applications for assistance may be made at any time to the Foundation although the normal timing is from early December to Mid-February.
How to donate to the fund:
There are several ways you can give to the Foundation. To see all the options click on the following link: Giving Options.
There are two popular ways you can donate to this fund. First, a cheque made payable to the Coquitlam Foundation can be sent to:
c/o 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3
Include a note that the donation is for the "Carleigh Rae LeClair Fund". Donations sent this way of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.
The second way you can donate is through our online donation system, which is provided by Canada Helps, a non-profit organization. Through a fee of 3.5% to cover the cost of the credit card charge Canada Helps will issue you a tax receipt directly for your donations. We thank them for their partnership.