CUPE Local 2331-01-02

CUPE Local 2331-01-02

September 12, 2014 15:29 ET

CUPE Local 2331-01-02 Members Hosting First Annual Charity Picnic to Raise Funds for Local Community Programs

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2014) -

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CUPE Local 2331-01-02 (the York Catholic District School Board Support Workers) will be hosting their first Annual Charity Picnic at Boyd Conservation Area this Sunday, September 14th. The picnic will be held on a yearly basis to help raise funds for important community programs in York Region. This year, CUPE Local 2331-01-02 is supporting the Vaughan Food Bank and the Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism.

President of CUPE Local 2331-01-02 Elena DiNardo explained how the picnic initially came to fruition.

"Our members feel it's important to give back to the community - whether the offering is something big or something small," said DiNardo. "It's the initiative that counts. The picnic was a way we could recognize important community programs while providing them with the assistance they need to flourish."

A variety of activities, entertainment and refreshments will be provided at this year's picnic, including arts and crafts, a dunk tank, silent auction, live music, a chance for kids to meet their favorite super hero or princess as well as free food, beverages, cotton candy and popcorn.

The picnic will take place from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm. Members of the media are welcome on site to participate and take photos.

More About the Vaughan Food Bank

Since 1995, the Vaughan Food Bank has been providing food and necessities to individuals and families in need. Despite the best efforts of volunteers and program organizers, donations to the Food Bank have drastically decreased. The Vaughan Food Bank's supplies have hit a critical all-time low.

Through funds raised at this year's picnic, CUPE Local 2331-01-02 aims to help the Vaughan Food Bank increase their supplies so they can continue to provide families and individuals in need with the essentials they require.

More About the Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism

The Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism provides quality educational programs and services to children affected by autism and their families. Through raising further funds for this program, CUPE Local 2331-01-02 aims to help improve the lives of those affected by autism.

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