$110,000 Gift Will Help Connect Abrigo’s Seniors to Programing on Second Floor

13 October 2015 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

LiUNA makes history!

The Abrigo Centre is pleased to announce a transformational cumulative gift of $110,000 provided to our agency by the membership of LiUNA Local 183, the LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, LiUNA International, the Canadian Council of Construction Unions and the Benefit Plan Administrators Limited.

This gift is a watershed moment in Abrigo’s history. Our agency will be forever grateful to all involved for jumpstarting our fundraising campaign for a new elevator at the Abrigo Centre.

Abrigo improves the lives of close to 6,000 individuals and families each year. We connect people to possibilities and having an elevator on the premises will allow all Abrigo clients and guests access to the programing available on our building’s second floor. It will also allow us to stay ahead of any government mandated accessibility legislation.

“For 25 years Abrigo Centre has been making a difference in the lives of the women, men, children and seniors who turn to us for assistance,” says Ed Graca, Executive Director. “Abrigo’s seniors programing is a vital part of what we do and is a strategic priority for us going forward.”

Announced at Abrigo’s Annual General Meeting on September 30th, the news resulted in a loud and sustained celebration. For the 20 or so seniors on hand that evening the announcement brought cheers and tears of joy.

Three days a week Abrigo’s seniors programming takes place on our second floor. A new elevator will eventually allow all participants access to the various programs and events held on that level.

Thank you again to the membership of LiUNA Local 183, LiUNA OPDC and their fundraising partners for this wonderfully generous gift.

Abrigo will keep its community apprised on the progress of the elevator as it moves forward through its various stages.


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