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Sep. 21, 2019 | Saturday
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Newark Neighbours needs warm items for fall, winter
A giant bursary cheque is presented to Laura Byers, executive director, Education Foundation of Niagara, by Marion Ollerhead, food bank manager, Laura Gibson, president and Hilary Bellis, voluntary liaison. (Submitted)

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Our summer is winding down and our inventory is now low.

With fall around the corner, Newark Neighbours is in need of warmer clothing including hoodies, jackets, winter boots, bedding, towels and blankets.

A few of our volunteers had the pleasure of attending high school graduations in June for the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic School Board and presented $2,000 bursaries to seven students who reside in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

We wish the following students all the best as they continue on with their post-secondary education: Jessie Anne Jones, Rachel Kugler, Taylor Dueck, Shuta Ando, Jadon Tombs and Rosie Tait.

The objective of this bursary program is to assist qualified students who are within the reach of Newark Neighbours’ charity work in Niagara-on-the-Lake, are graduating from high schools and are in need of financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education opportunities.

Thanks go out to the following for their kind donations: LCBO in Virgil and Niagara-on-the-Lake, the NOTL Horticultural Society and our local library for placing a food donation bin at the entrance of the library for the community to donate to our food bank.

The income from the retail shop provides the necessary funds to operate the most essential part of the Newark Neighbours operation, the food bank.

Our retail shop is located at 310 John St. (behind Riverbend Inn) is open year-round Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. From April to October we are also open Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except on statutory holidays) to accommodate the seasonal agricultural workers.

We appreciate and value the generosity of our community. Your donations allow us to continue our mission of “Serving our Community with Compassion, Care and Concern.” Making this mission a reality would not be possible without all of our volunteers whose time and effort we greatly appreciate.

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