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Optometrist raises $15,000 for Newark Neighbours
Don Mitchell, the new chair of Newark Neighbours accepted a cheque from Dr. Marianne Hopkins and Associates Wednesday morning. JULIA SACCO

Dr. Marianne Hopkins raised around $8,000 in donations prior to the total solar eclipse on April 8 in support of Newark Neighbours — and has since topped it up to $15,000.

Hopkins gave out 2,000 pairs of solar eclipse glasses at her office in exchange for a charitable donation.

“I normally try to do a fundraiser once a year,” Hopkins told The Lake Report and this year money was raised for Newark Neighbours.

“Everything goes toward the food bank,” said Don Mitchell, the organization’s new chair.

Newark Neighbours extended its thanks to Dr. Hopkins and Associates, adding that the agency is always in need of more food donations. 

juliasacco@niagaranow.com

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