RETIRED TEACHERS HELP BUY BEDS
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 email@example.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.