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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ontario’s Retired Teachers assist in keep Sudbury seniors warm

Ontario Retired Teachers assist in keep Sudbury seniors warm

Key takeaways:

  • The Retired Teachers of Ontario contributed $2,400 to the Keeping Seniors Warm campaign to help keep Sudbury seniors warm.
  • According to the organizers of Keeping Seniors Warm, many seniors are isolated and lack warm clothing such as boots or coats, so they don’t venture out.

With a $2,400 donation to the Keeping Seniors Warm campaign, the Retired Teachers of Ontario is helping to keep Sudbury seniors warm.

According to a news release, the Retired Teachers of Ontario believes that Keeping Seniors Warm is a worthwhile project, so much so that it has doubled its donation this year, bringing the total to $4,800.

The event Keeping Seniors Warm took place on November 3 at Giant Tiger.

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A total of $100 was made available for 100 people to purchase winter clothing. According to the organizers of Keeping Seniors Warm, many seniors are isolated and lack warm clothing such as boots or coats, so they don’t venture out.

The Senior Advisory Panel’s Keeping Seniors Warm subcommittee advises the mayor and council. It’s a group of volunteers who raise money to outfit and engage senior citizens throughout the year.

“We give them $150 in warm clothing and a gift bag with toiletries, a handmade afghan, and Tim’s gift card because we haven’t been able to provide them with a hot lunch due to COVID-19,” the Keeping Seniors Warm group explained.

The eighth annual Keeping Seniors Warm event took place this year.

“We’ve been working on this since 2014,” organizers explained. “Along the way, we’ve forged valuable partnerships with the City of Greater Sudbury, Giant Tiger/Lasalle, Lockerby Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ward 8, and Donovan Elm West Community Action Networks, St-Foundation, Joseph’s Lougheed’s Foundation, Sudbury.com, and a slew of individuals.” We now have a great relationship with the RTOERO.”

Source: Sudbury.Com

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