Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

January 20, 2012 15:52 ET

Developmental service workers support Martha House with donation

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2012) - As part of their celebrations around January 18, Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day, local developmental service workers (DSWs) are making a donation to an important Hamilton community organization, Martha House, a shelter dedicated to assisting women and children who are fleeing abuse.

"In a week where we have been celebrating how our work helps Ontarians with developmental disabilities live fulfilling and inclusive lives in our communities, we also wanted to come together to support another local organization that helps people," said Jim Beattie, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3943 President. "We are pleased to make a donation to support the work that Good Shepherd does at Martha House to support women and children in need."

On Monday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m., a representative from CUPE Local 3943 will be at 30 Pearl St. N. in Hamilton to drop off a donation of hundreds of pairs of new socks for Martha House.

CUPE Local 3943 represents workers at Community Living Hamilton, Able Living Binbrook and Palmer Place who work every day to support Ontarians with developmental disabilities and their families. DSWs are there to ensure that every individual can live a fulfilling and inclusive life in our community.

Contact Information

  • Kristene Viljasoo
    Director of Women's Services, Good Shepherd
    905-523-8766

    Jim Beattie
    CUPE Local 3943 President
    905-928-0030

    Mark Greenan
    CUPE Communications
    647-993-3073