Today at our Rotary Club of Hamilton AM meeting we presented a cheque to Charlie Coccaro, a school teacher at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in the Crown Point West Neighbourhood.


Crown Point West is one of Hamilton’s poorer neighbourhoods, a quarter of residents living in unaffordable housing and a third of residents with only a high school diploma or less. Charlie talked about his school’s difficulty in funding sports programs and lunch programs for their students. Kudos to Charlie for reaching out to our Rotary Club for support and creating awareness of the need for program funding in at-risk neighbourhoods!