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SMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Growing better futures for at-risk children is a priority for staff at Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2577. That’s why they’ve decided to make a donation toward a much-needed new playground for Duncan J. Schoular School in Smiths Falls.

The school will be hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on June 2, 2012 and CUPE 2577 will be sponsoring a hole at the event.

While ensuring children’s safety and well-being is part of our job, studies have shown that play is an important part of a child’s healthy development and we want to support that initiative in our community so that all children can grow in a better environment,” said Mike Burt, CUPE 2577 president.

The donation for $500 was made last May 7, 2012 and presented to Nancy Hewitt and Nathan O’Neill from Duncan J. Schoular School by Mike Burt, on behalf of CUPE 2577 members, staff at Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

Look out for more initiatives from CUPE 2577 supporting children in our community.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Burt, CUPE 2577 president: (613) 222-4901

Marjorie Savoie, CUPE Communications: (613) 864-9924