The Good Neighbour's Club

The Good Neighbour's Club

June 02, 2009 15:01 ET

Toronto charity for homeless men holds Annual General Meeting

in increasingly troubling times

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO --(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - The Annual General Meeting of The Good Neighbours' Club will take place on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at the Salvation Army Harbourlight building at 160 Jarvis Street. Presentations will begin at 12pm sharp, followed by refreshments and fellowship at 1pm.

The Good Neighbours' Club provides services that promote well-being, personal growth and community integration to older men addressing issues of homelessness, social isolation and health. We provide these services and promote dignity and respect in a safe and supportive environment.

What:
- The Good Neighbours' Club, a drop-in centre for homeless and marginally housed men over 50 in downtown Toronto.

Who:
- Deputy Chief of Police Kim Derry will be speaking on behalf of our Vice Patron, Chief of Police William Blair

When:
- June 4, 2009
- 12pm

Where:
- Salvation Army Harbourlight building at 160 Jarvis Street.

The Good Neighbours Club:
Founded in 1933 and located at Jarvis and Shuter, The Good Neighbours' Club is a drop-in centre for homeless and marginally housed men over 50. Every day, more than 200 men come through our doors. The Good Neighbours' Club is truly a lifeline, providing access to the basics - meals, a hot shower, clothes, laundry, a mailing address and a phone - as well as the support members need to get back on their feet. The club also provides meals and volunteer visitors to members in the hospital or shut in at home, and final arrangements for members who pass away with no next of kin.

Members give back by volunteering their time to help prepare meals, keep the library running smoothly, or clean up around the club.

Funded largely by the United Way of Greater Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Health and the City of Toronto, The Good Neighbours' Club is assisted by a variety of organizations and companies, as well as Torontonians who realize that these men could be their fathers, their brothers, their sons or even themselves.

/For further information: or assistance:

Elizabeth Scott
The Good Neighbours’ Club
(416) 366-5377 Ext 221
escott@bellnet.ca.
www.goodneighboursclub.org

Deborah Keegan
Babble On Communications
Tel: 416.691.5168
Cell: 416.525.5177
Email: deborah@babbleoncom.com
Web: www.babbleoncom.com
/ IN: HEALTH, JUSTICE, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Elizabeth Scott
    Primary Phone: 416-366-5377 ext. 221
    Secondary Phone: 416-691-5168
    E-mail: escott@bellnet.ca