Beware of an impersonator in Paris, Ontario
St. Agatha - A man impersonating a kidsLINK employee is reported to be soliciting door-to-door donations in Paris, Ontario.
A woman who encountered the impersonator at her front door informed kidsLINK of this incident on November 2, 2011. She said the man wore a kidsLINKcares badge and became “verbally aggressive” when she refused to give him a donation.
kidsLINK has reported this incident to the police. Residents in Brantford, Paris and Cambridge, should be on the lookout for this impersonator and report any incident to the police.
kidsLINK provides a broad range of programs and services to help more than 10,000 children, youth and their families facing or at risk of social, emotional and mental health challenges each year. Consistent with its commitment since 1858 to help children and youth achieve their potential, kidsLINK specializes in enabling wellness, building resilience and reducing the impact of emotional trauma.
“This is an unfortunate incident. Taking advantage of the public’s goodwill and generosity is totally unacceptable,” said Sonia Pouyat, the Chief Executive Officer of kidsLINK.
Pouyat stated that, “While we respect all forms of raising money for a good cause, kidsLINK does not solicit for door-to-door donations. Information on how to donate to kidsLINK can be found on our website: www.kidsLINKcares.com.”