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CUPE 301, Montréal’s blue-collar workers’ union, raised $17,466 for the Accueil Bonneau this past week with support from the CUPE 301 retired blue-collar workers’ group, FTQ retired workers’ group and CUPE 307 representing blue-collar workers in Longueuil.

On April 23, more than 150 volunteers at 19 metro stations throughout Montréal appealed successfully to the generosity of the general public.

This year marked the eighth edition of the “Pro-Bonneau” campaign, which has collected a total of $122,723 in donations over the years.

The workers and retirees have been rolling up their sleeves annually for a good cause to raise funds for the Accueil Bonneau to put toward initiatives targeting social reintegration of the homeless.

The organizers of the fund-raiser expressed their appreciation for the generosity of donors and dedication of the volunteers who took part, saying, “Thank you and see you next year!”