Save the Family Centre

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The Family Centre is a volunteer run drop-in facility that welcomes people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. We offer hot coffee, soup and sandwiches, food bank, clothing, and friendly conversation. Everything we provide is donated by caring citizens, businesses, and service groups and is free to everyone. We service a large number of lonely, poor, and homeless people. In order to effectively provide our services, the Family Centre requires a permanent building. Our current location in the main hall of the old CN train station is perfect for our needs. However, the board of the Volunteer Bureau has refused to allow us to continue renting this hall. They have decided to give priority to occasional renters and private parties over a permanent volunteer organization like ours. We feel their decision is misguided and unfair and want the board of the Volunteer Bureau to reconsider and allow the Family Centre to continue renting the hall. With no other suitable locations available, the Family Centre would be forced to close leaving many lonely and underprivileged people hungry, cold, and hopeless wandering the streets and ducking into ATMs to combat the severe winter temperatures. 

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