CUPE Local 27 donates to support Autism programs

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The Windsor-Essex Chapter of Autism Ontario recently received a financial boost, courtesy of the members of CUPE Local 27, who will donate $4,000 to support the programs and services offered to children and adults with Autism.

“Autism Ontario Windsor Essex would like to extend our deepest gratitude to CUPE Local 27 for this generous donation. All our funds stay local in our chapter to help our children and adults coping with Autism through programs and social learning opportunities, including summer funding to help families as well as providing our summer picnic and Christmas parties for our families. We could not run this level of programming without CUPE Local 27’s amazing contribution. As a mom of a child with Autism, I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Julie Bondy said, who is the Chapter Vice President.

The Windsor Essex Chapter is the largest Chapter in Ontario and considers itself to be a large family of which its members support each other in many different ways. This local chapter, which is a registered charity, is run by a group of eight hardworking volunteers called the Chapter Leadership Council who meet once a month to organize fundraisers, social activities, and make important decisions for the chapter.

“CUPE Local 27 recognizes how important it is to give back to those who need it most in our community,” Fred Jamieson said, who is the President of CUPE Local 27. “The Windsor Essex chapter of Autism Ontario provides critical programs, supports, and recreational activities for children and adults coping with Autism. CUPE Local 27 is proud to assist them with their important work.”

CUPE Local 27 represents custodians, building maintenance, preventative maintenance, courier drivers, locksmiths, and a window glazier employed with the Greater Essex County District School Board.