The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board recently accepted a donation from the membership of Local 2251 of the United Steelworkers (USW) for the board’s breakfast program.
USW Local 2251 President Mike DaPrat presented a cheque for $6,250 to Director of Education Rose Burton Spohn and Superintendent of Education Christine Durocher, who oversees the board’s breakfast program.
“We are very honoured that USW Local 2251 members continue to be so generous. This donation will help to ensure that students have the opportunity to access nutritious food every morning. We know our breakfast program helps students start the day in a positive frame of mind and optimizes learning at all grade levels,” said Durocher.
“I have had the pleasure for years to accept this donation from the United Steelworkers membership. We are so thankful for their generosity and their concern for our students is a blessing,” said Burton Spohn.
Mr. DaPrat says his members are proud of this initiative and he hopes USW Local 2251 can continue to support local school boards for years to come. The donation from USW Local 2251 will augment current breakfast program funds which are distributed to all of the board’s nineteen schools.