The 6th Birthday Party for the Windsor Residence for Young Men was a Great Success !
It was hosted on Wednesday, October 4th , by the Giovanni Caboto Club Charity Pasta Dinners Volunteers who hold fundraisers for 12 community charities each year, carrying on a tradition that goes back to 1925. Our 6th Birthday Party raised $3,657 for WRYM to assist “our guys”. “We like to give back to the community,” said Caboto volunteers’ chair Alex Sorrentino.
THE YOUNGEST AND HAPPIEST DOOR PRIZE WINNER was certainly 4 year-old Leto Lehman, seen above being assisted in curbing his enthusiasm by his mother, Yvette.
The Solcz Family Foundation Grants WRYM $40,000/yr. for the next 5 years!
Kyrsten Solcz, Executive Director of the Foundation said: “The Solcz Family Foundation is delighted to award Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) with a grant to support their on-going efforts to help young males who are experiencing homelessness. Through their work, WRYM is addressing the root causes of homelessness and ensuring the youth they reach are better positioned for success. The Solcz Family Foundation is proud to partner with Windsor Residence for Young Men and support the great work they do for the Windsor-Essex community.”
Front with cheque: Nick Solcz (L) and (R) Kyrsten Solcz (Executive Director) – Back L-R: Len Solcz, Greg Goulin (Executive Director, WRYM), Susan Freeman (President, WRYM), Manuela Solcz, and Marty Solcz.
The Plasman Group purchases a Complete Set of Specialty Mattresses for WRYM
Shauna Hatch, Plasman Group’s Vice President of Human Resources, explained why the company chose to assist WRYM as follows:
“Plasman Group is happy to again be a partner to the Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) this year. Our Company’s giving mandate is to support children and youth agencies across the globe in cities where our Plasman Team Members live and work. WRYM is changing lives of young men from 16-20 years of age in the city of Windsor by providing supportive, transitional housing to those who are homeless or who are living in an unacceptable environment without appropriate adult support. Their assistance of 50 young men each year in their group home with individual counselling, and teaching basic life skills such as hygiene, food preparation, budgeting, social responsibility and work ethic betters everyone in our community. Our relationship with the residence dates back over five years and we have seen first-hand how our support gives opportunity for education, employment and independent living skills.”
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach him how to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime.
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD
Executive Director, (pro bono)