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Prodigy Graphics makes a $12,000 donation to help the homeless

Canadian trade-only printing pioneer Prodigy Graphics of Vaughan, Ontario, founded in 1976, has stepped forward with a $12,000 donation to the Evangel Hall Mission (EHM), a Toronto-based charity that helps homeless and socially isolated individuals find a safe haven from the streets.

Left to right are: Bob Price, EHM Drop-In Manager; Gordon McCauley, President, Prodigy Graphics; Joseph Taylor, EHM Executive Director; and Jo Ann Hislop, Director of Programs at EHM.

Left to right are: Bob Price, EHM Drop-In Manager; Gordon McCauley, President, Prodigy Graphics; Joseph Taylor, EHM Executive Director; and Jo Ann Hislop, Director of Programs at EHM.

In a special July 29 presentation ceremony, Prodigy Graphics’ President Gordon McCauley said, “On behalf of Prodigy Graphics, our customers, suppliers and staff, it is my great honour and privilege to make this donation to the Evangel Hall Mission, in‎ support of your many important programs and in recognition of your unyielding dedication to easing the burdens of the homeless. While we in the printing industry face our fair share of challenges, without a doubt our troubles pale in comparison to the suffering and pain you see every day. Please accept our gift and use it to heal that pain.” Jo Ann Hislop, Director of Programs at EHM added, “This very generous gift will be put to very good use.”

Since 1913, EHM has been reaching homeless persons, many who suffer from poverty and social isolation. Open 365 days a year, EHM offers a daily hot meal, a voluntary trusteeship program, a health and dental clinic including access to 12-step and counselling programs, a clothing bank, as well as programs for women, men and youth. Its youth programs assist more than 100 at-risk young people with social, recreational and educational activities every week. EHM also provides rent-geared-to-income housing for 110 people previously homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Established in 1976, Prodigy Graphics is a leading Canadian trade-only offset printing specialist, serving the printing and finishing needs of North American print resellers, brokers, graphic designers, commercial printers and other print professionals from its 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Vaughan, Ontario.