Volunteers from Allnorth had their first Day of Caring® last week. More that 15 volunteers cleaned up the Brocklehurst Neighbourhood Club and built a deck railing for the John Tod Centre.
The Boys and Girls Club aims to provide safe, supportive places for children to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. The Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops offer many programs for children, youth and families like Friday family night, after school drop-ins, children’s recreation & development programs, full time day care services, part-time French preschool for children, spring and summer break camps, youth against youth homelessness group and so many more programs including 22 no cost programs.
These amazing volunteers were able to clean out the entire Brocklehurst Neighbourhood Club, put together an Ikea shelf and take old furniture out of the centre to prepare for renovations and new donated furniture and build a deck railing for the John Tod Centre’s deck in their outdoor play area – in only 5 hours. The volunteers from Allnorth saved the Boys and Girls Club hours of hard work and the cost of supplies and labour and now the people at the Boys and Girls Club have one less thing to worry about during the busy summer season.
A big thank-you to the amazing volunteers from Allnorth for all of their hard work. Without volunteers like them Days of Caring® couldn’t exist. The difference they made will continue to impact the Boys and Girls Club for years to come and the all of the youth that participates in their programs.
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 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.