/R E P E A T/ - Media Advisory - Launch of the 2007-2008 Dans la rue fundraising campaign


    MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the launch of its annual
fundraising campaign, Dans la rue invites media to a press conference to
present the front line services it offers to Montreal street kids.
    Father Emmett "Pops" Johns, founder of Dans la rue, and Mr. Aki
Tchitacov, its executive director, will talk about the services offered by
Dans la rue. Youths who have been helped by Dans la rue in the past will also
be on hand to offer testimonials.
    The event takes place Tuesday, December 4th at 10:00 AM at the Chez Pops
Day Center located at 1662 Ontario Street East (between Champlain and

    About Dans la rue

    Founded in 1988, Dans la rue is a grassroots, community-based
organization that works with Montreal street kids and at-risk youth. Based on
Father Emmett "Pops" Johns' philosophy of "help without judgement," the
organization provides street kids with food, shelter and friendship as well as
resources and services to help them get off the streets. Through its
prevention program, Dans la rue helps educate young people about the risks and
consequences of life on the street. The Dans la rue team is made up of more
than 65 employees and over 135 tireless volunteers working together to get
street kids back on the road to self-reliance.


    WHAT:        Press conference to launch the 2007-2008 Dans la rue
                 fundraising campaign

    WHO:         Father Emmett "Pops" Johns - Founder of Dans la rue
                 Mr. Aki Tchitacov - Executive Director of Dans la rue
                 Youths who have been helped by Dans la rue

    WHEN:        Tuesday, December 4 at 10:00 AM

    WHERE:       Chez Pops Day Center
                 1662 Ontario Street East (between Champlain and Papineau)

For further information:

For further information: Lisane Blanchard, Office: (514) 843-1902,
Cellular: (514) 299-1105

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