Volunteers from the Downtown Rotary participated in a Day of Caring® last week. A handful of hard working volunteers helped install cubicles for the A Way Home team.
A Way Home has come a long way from their humble beginnings in 2012, with one main focus, to end youth homelessness in Kamloops as well as set an example for surrounding communities to do the same. They provide a safe place for youth to call home while providing the supports to sustain wellness. A Way Home encourage community coordination to reduce gaps in services & ensure there are no wrong doors for homeless youth. Their 2018 strategic goals involve enhancing their capacity to house & support youth, lead a provincial plan to end youth homelessness, and develop tools to demonstrate their impact in reducing youth homelessness.
Big thank you to the amazing Rotary Club volunteers who spent their day installing new cubicles in the office space at A Way Home. It’s people like this that make Days of Caring® possible and continue to make a positive impact on 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® 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.