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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
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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.