Abdo Eltassi, President of the Winnipeg Chapter of CICC, recently raised $6000 for the homeless in the 4th Annual CEO Sleepout on September 18, 2014.
Since its inception, the CEO Sleepout has fundraised nearly half a million dollars to employ 40 individuals who are homeless – providing shelter, quality of life supports, and an opportunity to contribute back to the city in a positive and meaningful way. Many of these individuals have returned to school or found permanent full-time jobs.
Abdo commented, “My sincerest thanks to all of you who sponsored me in the 4th Annual CEO Sleepout, which raised over $200,000.00 in support of Winnipeg’s Homeless. Through your generous support I was personally able to fundraise over $6,000.00 for this very worthwhile cause.”
Dr. Asim Ashique, National President of CICC, commented “Abdo Eltassi is a model citizen who has made hard work and charity the foundations of his life. We are proud to have him working with us.”
Other recent accolades of Abdo Eltassi include:
2013 – Appointed by the Minister of National Defence, to the official rank of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel – The Royal Winnipeg Rifles.
2013 – Received Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba.
2013– Recipient Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award 2013 from the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Manitoba Chapter