Belleville, ON—The Hastings and Prince Edward counties (HPE) Learning Foundation received a $2,500 donation from CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities program.

The organization was nominated by Ron Phillips, who is a member of Ontario Volunteer Firefighters Association, CLAC Local 920, employed by the City of Quinte West.

“All children should have the opportunity to participate fully in their education, regardless of their family’s financial status or means,” says Ron. “This is why the HPE Learning Foundation developed the Good Backpack Program, which provides children in need with school supplies they otherwise may not be able to afford. CLAC’s welcome donation will make it possible for the foundation to continue this very important program, which helps so many kids.”

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