RE­TIRED TEACH­ERS HELP BUY BEDS

The Expositor (Brantford) - - COMMUNITY LISTINGS -

Peter Gior­dano (left), So­ci­ety of St. Vin­cent de Paul Brant’s Bed For Ev­ery Child pro­gram di­rec­tor and youth vice-pres­i­dent, and so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Pa­tri­cia Lenz ac­cept a $4,000 “Ser­vice to Oth­ers” grant pre­sented by Keith Gloster, Re­tired Teach­ers of On­tario, Lo­cal 40, pres­i­dent. “The money will be used to pur­chase new beds for chil­dren liv­ing in Brant­ford/Brant who do not have beds, some of whom are sleep­ing on the floor,” said Gior­dano. More in­for­ma­tion about the so­ci­ety’s pro­gram and other ser­vices is avail­able at ssvp­brant.ca. Any­one who is able to help the pro­gram through do­na­tions, or who knows of a child in need of a bed is en­cour­aged to email ssvp­brant@gmail.com or call 519- 751-0143. The non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion is in need of do­na­tions of cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture, house­hold items, non-per­ish­able food and vol­un­teers at its Thrift Store at 143 Welling­ton St.

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