Last week we had the privilege of working with volunteers from AON’s Empower Results initiative to spruce up the front of the Canadian Mental Health Association Women’s Transitional Housing. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) transitional housing helps people in need get back on their feet after struggling with addiction by providing affordable housing and support; helping to reduce the risk of relapse.
In 2017 alone, United Way invested over $42,000 in CMHA in the Thompson Nicola Cariboo region and we were excited to continue investing in their success with a Day of Caring®.
As the volunteers heard about CMHA and the work they do in Kamloops they were eager to learn more about how they could continue to get involved. Even as it rained these guys were happy to get to work painting the fence. Thanks to the enthusiastic volunteers from AON the fence went from a weathered grey to a fresh walnut brown!
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® proudly presented by Home Hardware Kamloops.
The idea is simple. An organization has a project that has been sitting on the back burner 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.