Trillium Rotary gives cash to drop-in centre

On Dec. 17 the Welcome In Drop-In Centre was presented with a $10,000 cheque by the Rotary Club of Guelph – Trillium.

The money was raised at the Guelph Ribfest in Riverside Park – the primary fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Guelph –  Trillium.

The centre is a hav­en and a caring community for homeless persons, those suffering from mental illness, isolation and economic marginalization. The centre provides meals, friend­ship, support and guidance to hundred’s of Guelph and Well­ington County’s neediest residents everyday.

The centre will be using the Trillium Rotary donation to fund transportation costs incur­red by its clients for things like housing or job searches, getting to medical appointments, and getting back to homes outside Guelph. The centre is a non-profit group with no paid staff.  It owes its success to the com­munity of Guelph, and over 80 volunteers who provide a myr­iad of services.

Anyone wanting to volun­teer or make a donation to the Welcome In Drop-In Centre, can just “drop-in” at 23 Gordon Street, or call 519-837-0080.