A good time was had by over 6,500 at Whitby’s Hometown Hockey

Excerpt: “…They came by the thousands over this past weekend to celebrate hockey in Whitby. Rogers Hometown Hockey, the travelling celebration of Canadian hockey that hits a town every weekend during the NHL hockey season, drew more than 6,500 residents, minor hockey players and members of the community to events at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre….” Author: Tim Kelly Date of Article: December 31, 2019 Source: DurhamRegion.com Website: https://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/9792654-a-good-time-was-had-by-over-6-500-at-whitby-s-hometown-hockey/

Oshawa, Ont. business helps brighten the holidays for youth at The Refuge

Excerpt: “…Christmas is only sleeps away, and while the anticipation is building for many youth, it isn’t for all. A couple of businesses decided to brighten the holidays for some of the children who need it most, as they prepared a meal and gave away hygiene items at The Refuge in Oshawa Monday….” Author: Aaron Streck Date of Article: December 23, 2019 Source: Global News Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6332304/oshawa-business-youth-the-refuge/

‘We’re meant to connect’: Oshawa, Ont. man counters holiday depression through volunteering

Excerpt: “…It may feel like the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for others, the holidays can be filled with loneliness and depression. But one Oshawa man has found a way to thwart those blues. “Just another day,” said Kevin Owens, a volunteer at St. Vincent’s Kitchen….” Author: Aaron Streck Date of Article: December 20, 2019 Source: Global News Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6323804/oshawa-man-holiday-depression-volunteering/

New organization focused on tree planting, promoting sustainability

Excerpt: “…A newly created organization in Oshawa is looking to motivate residents to get involved in environmentally-friendly and sustainable activities. Durham Trees For Life is the first Ontario-based chapter of The Global Foundation For Social Harmony and Sustainable Development (GFoundation)….” Author: Dave Flaherty Date of Article: December 20, 2019 Source: The Oshawa Express Website: https://oshawaexpress.ca/new-organization-focused-on-tree-planting-promoting-sustainability/

Whitby, Ont., volunteer pays it forward during Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

Excerpt: “…After receiving support from the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign to get back on her feet, a Whitby woman is now paying it forward. This marks the first year Lori MacNeil will be collecting donations for the campaign….” Author: Aaron Streck Date of Article: December 17, 2019 Source: Global News Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6308837/whitby-volunteer-salvation-army-kettle-campaign/

Scugog provides $6,700 in support through community grants

Excerpt: “…Scugog has provided nearly $6,800 in financial support to community groups through its grant program in 2019. The township’s grants advisory committee received 17 applications for monetary aid in 2019 and approved 15 of those requests, handing out $6,760. Scugog’s budget for 2019 included $8,000 for community grants, however the grants committee was unable to meet until March of this year due to the 2018 municipal election….” Date of Article: December 11, 2019 Source: DurhamRegion.com Website: https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9767452-scugog-provides-6-700-in-support-through-community-grants/

Holidays are the purrrfect time to adopt a pet

Excerpt: “…With the holidays just around the corner, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is asking the public to add one more special someone to their holiday list. The organizations have launched iAdopt for the Holidays, a national adoption campaign to find homes for as many animals as possible during a time of year when families are together and can help their new pet settle in….” Date of Article: December 11, 2019 Source: The Oshawa Express Website: https://oshawaexpress.ca/adopt-a-pet/

Why You Should Volunteer Abroad This Summer

Excerpt: “…Well hello summer! You’re finally here, forcing your unyielding heat and lengthy daylight hours on anyone who will listen. As the season rolls in, you are probably contemplating where you should go for your summer vacation. Have you ever considered volunteering abroad?…” Author: Danielle Nelson Date of Article: June 23, 2016 Source: The Huffington Post Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nelson/why-you-should-volunteer-_b_10624642.html

Employee Volunteering Extends To The Polling Booth

Excerpt: “…Part of community impact is engaging in the civic life of communities, and that starts with electing national and local leaders. Holding elections hinges on the help of volunteers, so this area is one that’s ripe for employee involvement….” Author: Ryan Scott Date of Article: February 19, 2016 Source: Forbes Website: http://www.forbes.com/sites/causeintegration/2016/02/19/employee-volunteering-extends-to-the-polling-booth/#42c475b52cca

Volunteering Abroad Doesn’t Have to Be an Introvert’s Nightmare

Excerpt: “…Voluntourism has a bad reputation. It’s supposed to help vulnerable communities, but often it seems like the only people to benefit are the volunteers, who get new content for their resume and photos for their Instagram….” Author: Corinne Pinfold Date of Article: February 18, 2016 Source: Huffington Post Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/corinne-pinfold/volunteering-abroad-doesnt-have-to-be-an-introverts-nightmare_b_9254852.html