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Friday January 23rd, 2015

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The Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor has been fundraising to purchase their building.

The Centre is currently housed in a rental space on Wyandotte Street East, near Parent. The Centre has been around for 16 years and 15 of those years have been spent in seven different locations. Purchasing the building will allow the Centre to have a secure location.

Christine Wilson-Furlong, administrator of Street Help said once the building is purchased, money will no longer be spent on rent and can be put towards expansion and overall growth for the Centre.

In order to purchase the building, $150,000 needs to be raised.  So far the Centre has raised $73,000. To reach their goal another $77,000 needs to be raised.

Since Street Help opened, it has served daily hot meals, hygiene products and internet access for the homeless. They provide clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks and laundry to those in need.  A minimum of approximately 200 people are served meals each and every day.

Those wanting to make a donation can directly to the Centre at 964 Wyandotte Street East or by mail at P.O Box 773, Station A, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6N8.  Other donations including food, coats and boots can be donated directly to the Centre.

Organizers are also in the process of planning a pasta fundraiser.

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