Lotto winners Kirby and Marie Fontaine give again
Lotto Max jackpot winners Kirby and Marie Fontaine donated $16,000 to the Dream Factory. (Winnipeg Sun file photo)
Lottery winners Kirby and Marie Fontaine donated more than $16,000 to The Dream Factory on New Year’s Eve.
The Dream Factory is a charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling dreams for Manitoba kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses. It’s just one of many charities that benefited from the generosity of the lucky Sagkeeng First Nation couple.
Last week, the Fontaines — who won a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot in 2009 — gave $50,000 each to Rossbrook House, the Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Harvest, and Siloam Mission.
“It is absolutely heartwarming to be the recipient of such generosity,” Grace Thomson, The Dream Factory executive director, said in a release. “Kirby and Marie Fontaine should be proud of the difference they are making in the community. We are fortunate that as a small local charity we receive such wonderful support from so many giving Manitobans.”