Press Release: Menkes Continues Support For The Yee Hong Foundation
February 12, 2015
Menkes Developments Ltd. (Menkes), a Toronto-based, fully integrated real estate firm with a longstanding relationship with Toronto's Asian community, today announced its continued support for the Yee Hong Foundation, and ongoing commitment to the organization's premier annual event, the Dragon Ball Gala. A supporter of the annual event since 2010, Menkes will be a Dragon Level Sponsor at the 26th annual event, later this spring.
Menkes involvement in the Dragon Ball Gala demonstrates the company's to supporting both the organization, and its efforts to serve community members in need of care.
"We are very pleased to continue our involvement with this very worthy cause," says Jared Menkes, Vice President, High Rise Residential, at Menkes. "The services that the Yee Hong Foundation provides to its community members is unparalleled. We are pleased to support Yee Hong, and thrilled to once again be a part of this amazing event."
The Gala benefits the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation and is one of Toronto's premier galas, making regular appearances on BizBash Top 100 lists. Patrons at the event are greeted with a variety of exquisite cuisine in addition to a gourmet four course dinner. The silent and live auctions present guests with opportunities to acquire unique items or experiences.
"We are so grateful to the many people who have helped Yee Hong along our journey, from our meager beginnings in 1987 up to the present day. Menkes Development has supported the Dragon Ball in the last five years, and their generosity helps us build a caring community where our seniors enjoy the highest quality of care. On behalf of our seniors, a big thank you to Menkes," said Dr Joseph Wong, Yee Hong Founder and Foundation Chair.
The 2015 Gala also marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first Yee Hong Centre which has helped seniors lead dignified, independent and fulfilling lives. Yee Hong now serves over 3,000 seniors across the GTA on a daily basis and fulfills 200,000 service requests every year.
Highlights for the 2015 Gala include: Michelin star Chef Lai Wai Hung of Ah Hung's Delicacies from Hong Kong and will feature his award winning "lo shui" (marinated) Chinese dishes at the cocktail reception; 3 Michelin star Chef Alvin Leung of Bo Innovation from Hong Kong as well, will together with Canadian culinary reality show winner, Eric Chong will plan and execute the 4-course gala dinner. Canada's Queen of R & B music and Juno award recipient, Jully Black will be the featured gala performer.
This year's Gala will take place on February 21st at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. Tickets can be purchased at www.yeehongdragonball.org.
Menkes Developments Ltd. is a fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial and residential properties. Menkes was founded in 1954 by Murray Menkes, who initially carried on business as a developer of single family homes. Over the years, the company expanded significantly and branched out into other areas of real estate, and is now one of the largest private Canadian developers of residential, industrial and office properties. Menkes has developed a portfolio of high quality, strategically located industrial and office buildings in the GTA, including the Beaver Creek Business Park in Richmond Hill, the Procter & Gamble building and 5000 Yonge in North York, and 25 York Street (TELUS House) in downtown Toronto. For more information about Menkes, please visit menkes.com.
About Yee Hong
The Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation is the fundraising, communications and public relations arm of the Yee Hong community. The Foundation raises all necessary funds to cover the operation expenses of services and programs of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and the capital to build new Centres as approved by the Board. To maintain the continuum of care which benefits thousands of seniors, a minimum of $2.5 million is needed every year. As a non-profit organization, Yee Hong needs the generous and ongoing support of corporations and individuals. Our fundraising efforts include soliciting major donations from philanthropists and corporations; and canvassing support from organizations, small businesses, professionals and individuals in various communities. We also run major events to raise funds. They include Dragon Ball; Yee Hong Telethon; Spring Into Wellness and Golf Tournament.
Media Relations Contacts:
For Menkes Developments Ltd.
President, Brandon Communications
For Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation:
Public Relations Officer
T: 416-321-0777 x 1826