February 25, 2018 (Kelowna, BC) – Last week, UBC Okanagan students once again generously volunteered time during their reading week break to help local charities through the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® Program. More than 65 students coordinated by the UBC Okanagan Community Service Learning program donated over 200 hours of time in 12 projects.
Participating non-profit and other organizations that received help were: Arion Therapeutic Farm, Canadian Red Cross, Central Okanagan Food Bank, City of Kelowna CNC Family Day event, Hands in Service, HOPE Outreach, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Freedoms Door, Kelowna Gospel Mission, Okanagan Mens Shed and YMCA Okanagan. Projects included indoor cleaning, painting, event support and cookie baking.
About the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring®:
The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® is a unique opportunity for employee, student or other volunteer groups to support local non-profit organizations by completing a project that the non-profit might not otherwise have the manpower or resources for. United Way coordinates the projects by matching up the charities with the volunteer teams.
Thanks UBC Okanagan students and Community Service Learning program staff for giving up your reading week and giving back to your community!
Monday, Februay 18 at CNC and YMCA Family Day Events:
Tuesday, February 19 at West Kelowna Boys and Girls Club Daycare and Hands In Service
Wednesday, February 20 at Kelowna Gospel Mission and Canadian Red Cross
Thursday, February 21 at Central Okanagan Food Bank and HOPE Outreach
Friday, February 22 at Freedoms Door, Okanagan Men’s Shed and Arion Therapeutic Farm
More info about the UBC Okanagan Community Services Learning Program
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