On February 4th we held our 2nd Annual Pancake Brunch to raise awareness about homelessness that can strike anywhere, even here in our community of Port Colborne.
Lakeshore Catholic High School also held a Dodge Ball event to raise awareness and they raised over $2689.00 for Port Cares. Please check out the video on this great event and thank you to everyone involved at Lakeshore Catholic High School.
Just think about this for a minute……………..in our community alone, Port Cares operates both a food bank and a transitional housing program with 18 units. There is no shelter and many homeless individuals in our community rely on the generosity of others to offer them a place to stay for the night. The Port Cares housing program offers more than just a place to live for those in need. Our dedicated staff provide counselling, advocacy and access to many programs such as employment services and education, which are offered under the umbrella of Port Cares and our partner agencies.
At Port Cares we continue to rely on the generosity of individual donors, local businesses, churches and community groups to provide these vital services. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us and help us raise $875.00.
Over 100 meals were served by our very own Food Service Associate Program students, Port Cares staff and volunteers. We would also like to thank:
Country Corner Market, Lakeshore Catholic High School, E.D. Smith, and ADM Milling for their generous donations of food and time for this event.
For more coverage of this event see the following links to articles in the Port Colborne Leader by Luke Edwards and by Heidi Grzenia from newsinportcolborne.
Photos courtesy of Heidi Grzina