Two Districts donate to Out of the Cold, Hope Awaits
Publish date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 update
Bay Street District donates to Out of the Cold
For more than 20 years, Out of the Cold has provided warmth and prepared meals to people without shelter. They rely on donations from individuals and organizations to purchase raw food, which in turn, is prepared by more than 80 volunteers. Volunteers also serve the guests at their tables and help run a boutique where guests can find toiletries, as well as new and gently used clothing.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has had to restructure by providing a take-away breakfast on Tuesday and Friday mornings. These breakfasts are providing an opportunity to touch base with over 100 guests while our city physically distances. The program plans to continue to adapt as things change.
AMAPCEO’s Bay Street District has donated $1,000 from their local budget to support the Out of the Cold program and to show appreciation for the workers and volunteers helping Ontario’s most vulnerable people.
North Bay Community donates to Hope Awaits
Hope Awaits provides homeless shelter to men in need, along with life skills programs designed to equip individuals with skills they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to live a healthy balanced lifestyle.
AMAPCEOs North Bay Community – a part of the greater Northern District has donated $150 from their local budget to support the Hope Awaits program and to show appreciation for the workers and volunteers helping Ontario’s most vulnerable people.
More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).