Last Friday TRU’s Law clinic students volunteered at Jump for a Day of Caring® to help work on the garden beds that are located on Elm Street.
Jump is a non-profit organization that utilizes their garden to provide meals and fresh produce for various people in the community. The purpose of coming together for the meals is to practice well being, healthy lifestyles and good nutrition for the poor, the physically or mentally disabled and the homeless. Jump also hopes to promote organized and coordinated peer support and peer driven food security on the North Shore.
Helping them out this past Friday were the energetic TRU law clinic students. Just over a dozen volunteers gave their time to participate in a Day of Caring® and help put the garden to bed before winter comes. This included tasks such as harvesting the produce from this year, pulling weeds and making sure the beds would be clean for springtime. Thank you to this wonderful group of volunteers from the TRU law clinic the Jump gardens are in great shape.
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.