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Stuff the cruiser for Agapè

Nick Seebruch
Stuff the cruiser for Agapè
Ontario Emerging Jobs Institute (OEJI) Business Skills student Stevie Bonberry and Argritech Skills teacher Sarah Barker at the welcoming ceremony for the first batch of OEJI students on Monday

CORNWALL, Ontario – Allstate is partnering with Fresh Co. and the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) to stuff the cruiser for the Agapè Centre.

On Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in the Fresh Co. parking lot a CCPS cruiser van will be there with the doors open inviting the public to make donations to fill it up with food for the Agapè Centre.

The goal is to make sure that the Agapè Centre can help residents of Cornwall have a happy Thanksgiving and to prepare the centre for the coming holiday season.

Also on-site that day will be Jay, a victim service dog. Jay is a 2-year-old brown lab and will be around to greet the guests and to teach them a little bit about the work dogs like Jay do in the area.

Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MP Guy Lauzon will also be there that day signing copies of his book From Lawbreaker to Lawmaker the proceeds of which will be going to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Earlier this summer, Fresh Co. got involved in the One Bag Challenge for the Agapè Centre. The One Bag Challenge aimed to encourage people to donate one bag of groceries to the centre. Fresh Co. helped make this easy by offering their customers to donate bags to the Agapè Centre on their behalf for a $5 or a $10 donation. This fundraiser continues and Jordan O’Brien of Fresh Co. says that they are altering the contents of the bags they are donating to better meet the Agapè Centre’s changing needs.

Stuff the Cruiser will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 in the Fresh Co. parking lot. The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall will be on-site with a BBQ for the guests.

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