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GGS donates greenhouse to Rose City Kids


April 7, 2014
By Dave Harrison

April 7, 2014, Welland, Ont. — Rose City Kids recently unveiled plans to
build a rooftop greenhouse solarium. At the group’s annual fundraising
dinner, it was revealed that the greenhouse structure has been donated
by GGS Structures Inc.

April 7, 2014, Welland, Ont. — Rose City Kids recently unveiled plans to build a rooftop greenhouse solarium. At the group’s annual fundraising dinner, it was revealed that the greenhouse structure has been donated by GGS Structures Inc.
 
Rose City Kids is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make a difference in the lives of children ages four to 12 living in Welland. Rose City Kids is described as a free program held every other Saturday to let kids just be kids, and to give them hope. They launched their first program in March 2008, and it now serves over 600 children.

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The greenhouse is custom designed to fit the roof section available for construction.  GGS is working with its sister company, JGS Limited, which specializes in architectural greenhouses and rooftop greenhouse construction.
 
The greenhouse solarium will be part of the second floor of the Rose City Kids headquarters. When the kids arrive for tutoring, they have a healthy snack provided for them, and they can go with their tutor anywhere in the building to work on homework and lessons.
 
The greenhouse will be a calm place for kids to feel safe and learn.  This will also be an area for the Junior Leadership training to go to relax, and for quiet time.
 
"At the annual fundraising dinner for Rose City Kids, we heard from one of our Junior Leaders about how Rose City Kids has impacted her life," said Karen Langendoen, volunteer for Rose City Kids.
 

"Her parents split up when she was nine, and recently her father left her and her sister to find work in Hamilton. That left the two sisters to fend for themselves in a condemned house with no heat or water. They are trying to pay bills, and continue their high school education. Rose City Kids volunteers found her housing, helped with the move, and continue to support her with love and compassion."
 

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SAFE AND COMFORTING REFUGE

With the greenhouse donation from GGS, the organization will be able to offer a safe and comforting refuge for children to learn and play in.
 
"We also hope to equip this space with comfy furniture and a huge book shelf with amazing books that will be cozy and inviting for our students so they will continue to flourish. Rose City Kids feels blessed to have amazing donors such as GGS. Thank you so much!"
 
Learn more about Rose City Kids and how you can contribute.


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