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Busy Bees give shelter Truro homeless shelter it’s biggest donation of the season

Some of the residents of Sanford Hall recently got together to hand over money they’d raised for the Truro Homeless Outreach Society. Those who took part in the presentation were, front, from left; Helen Nichols, Vera Brown, Velma MacKenzie, Donna Fitzgerald, Jean Marlin, back row; Rose Salmons, Rosemary Baas, Dan Huntley, Hope Dunton, Marilyn Austin and Dwight Griffiths (administrative co-ordinator with the Truro Homeless Outreach Society).
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Some of the residents of Sanford Hall recently got together to hand over money they’d raised for the Truro Homeless Outreach Society. Those who took part in the presentation were, front, from left; Helen Nichols, Vera Brown, Velma MacKenzie, Donna Fitzgerald, Jean Marlin, back row; Rose Salmons, Rosemary Baas, Dan Huntley, Hope Dunton, Marilyn Austin and Dwight Griffiths (administrative co-ordinator with the Truro Homeless Outreach Society). LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS

TRURO, N.S.

A small group of people in an assisted-living home combined their efforts to raise $1,637 for the Truro Homeless Outreach Society, the biggest donation the organization received during the Christmas season.

The Busy Bees of Sanford Hall, Wallace Living, held a Christmas bazaar where they not only sold items, but also had other vendors come in.

We did a lot of crafts, sewing, knitting and baking, and we also had a tea, said Hope Dunton, one of the Busy Bees. We spent considerable time putting a pom pom rug together. This event is something we prepare for all year.

They held their first bazaar last year, raising about $800, which they also donated to the society.

We want to help those less fortunate, said Dunton. This is our own little community but we want to be part of the larger community too. Were happy to be able to help.

The shelter, Hub House, has been busy since opening at the new Prince Street location in November. There is usually one woman staying in the shelter each night, but all 13 beds for men are often full.

In order to ensure there are no closures the society would like to have more volunteers. Anyone willing to help out is encouraged to email contact.thos@trurohomeless.ca or call 902-843-2538.

 

 

 

 

Helen Nichols, a member of the Busy Bees of Sanford Hall Wallace Living, makes a presentation to Dwight Griffiths, administrative co-ordinator with the Truro Homeless Outreach Society. The group raised $1,637. LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS
Helen Nichols, a member of the Busy Bees of Sanford Hall Wallace Living, makes a presentation to Dwight Griffiths, administrative co-ordinator with the Truro Homeless Outreach Society. The group raised $1,637. LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS

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