Last week we worked with a great group of volunteers from KPMG to brighten up the Mount Paul United Church by painting the halls and laying some fresh flooring. KPMG brought so many volunteers to help out that we were able to help the Mount Paul Food Centre next door as well!
Mount Paul United Church offers creative workshops and a community of caring people in a welcoming, warm, safe space that provides opportunities to be involved in your community no matter who you are.
The Mount Paul Food Centre is a centre run by Interior Community Services. Interior Community Services is a non-profit providing supported programming to people of all ages and they are joining together with 105 other organizations across Canada to work for a healthy and fair food system as a Good Food Organization. The Mount Paul Food Centre is focused on creating a space where people can come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for healthy food. Their program works to increase skills and education for cooking, grow and source local foods, engage community members and foster local partnerships.
Thanks to the amazing volunteer turn out for KPMG’s Day of Caring® they were able to paint multiple hallways, lay flooring, prepare and cook food for the food centre and even get some weeding and composting done. There was such a huge difference afterwards. We really appreciate all of the hard work the volunteers from KPMG put in to positively impact their community. Without great volunteers like them we wouldn’t be able the see the change in our community that we do.
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.