WRLA and partners get behind Jayne Hounslow foundation

Jayne Hounslow, age eight, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in her school parking lot in Burlington, Ont., on May 3 last year. Jayne was on her way to perform in her school’s spring concert.  She was the daughter of Sarah Hounslow, president of Burlington Merchandising & Fixtures (BMF), well known to many in the industry. Jayne was also the granddaughter of Rob Wilbrink, founder of BMF and a former executive at Lansing Buildall and RONA inc.

The Hounslow family set up an endowment fund in memory of Jayne. The Love, Jayne Foundation will help remove financial barriers for children wanting to participate in sports, music, and summer camps.

The recent WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase featured a $51,500 cheque presentation (pictured) to the foundation. “The WRLA and its partners are coming together in support of the Love, Jayne Foundation and the resiliency of the Hounslow family,” the WRLA said. “We stand together as one industry and one community. Together, we will help to ensure children have access to recreation and activities that support their well-being and sense of belonging, honouring the legacy of Jayne Anne Hounslow.”

The foundation has a goal of reaching $100,000 by March 31, 2024. If you are able to contribute to the Love, Jayne Foundation, please click here.