On June 8, 2017 BCLC participated in a great Day of Caring® at both of the JUMP Program’s produce gardens.
The BCLC team rolled up their sleeves to clear the JUMP gardens of weeds in addition to planting some much needed food that will aid in supplying the Food Bank and the Royal Social Club in providing meals to those in the community that may not have access to consistent, healthy meals.
The JUMP Program makes meals more accessible for people on the north side of Kamloops. Monday through Saturday, members of the community are able to access healthy meals.
The volunteers cleared weeds from the overgrown garden on the corner of Elm Avenue and Tranquille Road to make way for the JUMP Program to plant new life and utilize the spacious lot to it’s best potential. The volunteers that worked on the Clapperton Street garden were hard at work clearing weeds and planting produce. Over the course of eight hours, over 20 BCLC volunteers made an incredible difference for the JUMP Program to move forward in its efforts this year.
Thank you BCLC for your Day of Caring® efforts. Your support allowed the JUMP program and the Royal Social Club to impact the lives of many people in our community.
With nearly 700 volunteers putting in over 3450 volunteer hours in less than three years, a lot of work, learning, and connecting is getting done at United Way Days of Caring®
The idea is simple. An organization has a project that has been sitting on the backburner like a new fence or a space painted, and a local business has a team of eager volunteers ready to get the job done. But it’s not just about the fence. It’s about building a sense of caring through volunteerism and connecting people with different skills, knowledge, and backgrounds. It’s about team-building and having the chance to learn about the programs available in our community that United Way supports.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and give back to your community? Sign up for a Day of Caring by CLICKING HERE.