Volunteers from RBC helped the Family Tree Centre paint their fences. Not only did five amazing volunteers give their time to paint the fence but RBC also donated a $1000 grant to the Kamloops Family Resource Society, RBC offered the foundation grant in honour of their volunteer time with the Family Tree Centre.
The Kamloops Family Resource Society is a non-profit and registered Canadian charity who provides multiple services for families. The Family Tree offers a drop-in program, mothers for recovery support group, mothers for recovery mentorship program, and many other services to families in need. The drop-in program offers healthy food, social and informational support, professional service connections, clothing and baby equipment, children’s circle time and other events and activities. Their Support Group provides a safe, non-judgemental, nurturing environment to build trust, relationships, and new lives for mothers seeking recovery from substance abuse. Their Mentorship program connects moms new to recovery to moms with at least one year of sobriety to find support in each other and in educational sessions and professional services.
The fantastic volunteers from RBC spent their evening painting the front picket fence and the backyard fence. They even painted the back of the yard fence with chalkboard paint so the children can have fun drawing on the back of the fence! Thanks to all of the amazing volunteers from RBC the Family Tree Centre yard looks brand new.
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.
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