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Retired teachers group donates $1,000 to Keeping Seniors Warm program

Yearly program brings seniors in need on shopping trip for warm winter clothes
From left are Bev Brisco, Keeping Seniors Warm treasurer, Monique Mercier, Keeping Seniors Warm chair, Juliette Lavoie-Gaboury, RTOERO social media chair, and Carmaine Hall, RTOERO District 4 president. (Supplied)

The Retired Teachers of Ontario District 4 recently donated $1,000 to the Keeping Seniors Warm program.

“We are so grateful for their generosity,” said Bev Brisco, a volunteer with the program. “This will help us clothe more seniors in the future.”

The program provided about $150 to 100 seniors on Nov. 4 to purchase warm winter clothing at Giant Tiger (read our full story here).

Seniors are referred by various agencies in Greater Sudbury. Seniors aren’t eligible two years in a row, but they can register every two years, and it’s not just clothing they can purchase. It could be sheets, or any item that will help keep them warm.