School employees support WIN House

Mayor to be on hand for presentation of collection

EDMONTON – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) employed by Edmonton Public Schools are collecting items for an Edmonton Women’s shelter.

The union members are collecting kitchen items from over 300 different sites that are part of Edmonton Public Schools.

CUPE 3550 President Trudy Grebenstein explained that the collection was her local’s way of celebrating CUPE in Communities Day – October 5th.

“As a union of public sector workers – we care about the communities we live and work in,” said Grebenstein.  “To highlight CUPE in Communities Day, every year the members of Local 3550 do something to give back or highlight contributions to our communities.”

“WIN House puts together kitchen kits for women starting over after leaving abusive relationships,” said Grebenstein.  “This year, we decided to collect materials for those kits.”

Grebenstein said the union is hosting a wine and cheese on October 3rd where members will bring together the items they have collected.

On October 5th, the union will present the collection to WIN House.  Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel will be there as well.  Mandel declared October 5th to be CUPE IN Communities Day.

Wine & Cheese Collection of items

Date:   October 3rd, 2006

Time:   4:00 – 6:30 pm

Place:  Lions Senior Centre 11113-113 St


Presentation to WIN House

Date:   October 5th, 2006

Time:   4:00 pm

Place:  WIN House 3825-118 Avenue

Contact: Trudy Grebenstein

President, CUPE 3550


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