Date Completed

June, 2014

Amount Donated


The Story

A local, parent-driven community group, the Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF) offers financial and emotional support to families that have a member with special needs. Its facility, Standing Oaks, gives respite care for parental relief and helps to optimize the quality of life for the medically fragile.

In 2013, the facility was badly in need of a new van for the transportation of its residents. The van it had been using was nearly 18 years old. It often broke down and didn’t have proper equipment for wheelchairs and other medical equipment that the residents needed.


After visiting Standing Oaks residence, The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation recognized the group’s need and donated $60,000.


Project Status

The CCMF used the $60,000 to purchase a new 2014 Chevrolet van, custom outfitted for the group’s special needs.



The staff and residents were immensely grateful for the gift of the van. No longer did they have to worry about breaking down in their ill-equipped vehicle. The new van made it easier for staff to get residents to doctors as well as have planned outings, something the residents greatly enjoy.




560 Exmouth St, Sarnia, ON N7T 5P5