Pancake brunch helps fight homelessness

It’s that time of year again….time for pancakes. And these special pancakes help fight homelessness. Port Cares is hosting its 6th Annual Pancake Brunch next Tuesday Feb. 6/2018 and everyone is invited.

“All too often homelessness is only associated with large urban cities,” said Christine Clark Lafleur, executive director Port Cares.” The truth is that homelessness exists in smaller communities and rural areas and it’s not as easy to see.”

“On any given day, Port Cares has a list of approximately 100 people in search of safe affordable housing,” she said.  “Some are surviving in and out of shelters. Others are living in vehicles while the majority are sleeping on couches and moving from short stays at friends and families.”

“We need to work together as a community to provide solutions and opportunity, “she said.

Local politicians, radio personalities and volunteers will be serving up a delicious brunch at the Port Cares Reach Out Centre on 61 Nickel St. on Tuesday Feb. 6/2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each with all proceeds going directly to Port Cares.  Tickets can be bought in advance at the Port Cares 92 Charlotte St. location or they can be bought at the door. You can also call Karin DiBiase at 905-834-3429, ext. 245 to purchase advance tickets.

The Pancake Brunch is joining with the Raising the Roof 21st Annual National Toque Tuesday awareness-raising campaign too.

Toques can be purchased at the event, at Port Cares or at the following retailers: Boggio Pharmacy, J.B. Fashion’s in Port Colborne or Ben Berg’s Farm Equipment in Wainfleet. Fifty percent of the money raised through toque purchases support the work of Port Cares, the rest going towards the Raising the Roof national homelessness initiatives.






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