May 20, 1999 -- Wednesday, June 2, 1999 is a DAY OF CARING. This event is proudly presented by the United Way of Burlington, Hamilton-Wentworth in partnership with the Volunteer Centre of Hamilton and District, Halton Social Planning Council and Volunteer Centre, Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Service and Halton Regional Police Service.
DAY OF CARING is a unique opportunity for people to demonstrate their commitment to the community and to give a little back! The goal of DAY OF CARING is to help build caring, healthier and safer communities through volunteer experiences.
Teams of volunteers throughout the community will be participating in a wide range of full or half-day hands-on projects: park clean-up, painting, cataloguing of library materials, visiting for in-house residents, preparation of food and toy hampers, assistance with recreational activities and special events for seniors.
DAY OF CARING will be launched June 2, 1999, 8:00 a.m. with special kick-off ceremonies and continental breakfasts hosted by Fortinos at their Main & Dundurn location in Hamilton and Appleby & New Street location in Burlington.
Representatives from The United Way; Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton Regional Polices Services; the Volunteer Centres of Hamilton & Halton, and participating agencies will be present to welcome and thank volunteers and supporters. The public is also invited to attend.
To date, a number of community agencies have submitted requests for volunteers: Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys' and Girls' Club, Hamilton Family Network, Tele-Touch (Seniors), Children's Assessment & Treatment Centre in Milton, Burlington Association for the Intellectually Handicapped, Halton Rape Crisis Centre, Big Sister Youth Services, and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton-Wentworth Branch.
Anyone wishing to volunteer a full or half-day project at a participating community agency is asked to contact Ann Coburn at 523-4444 (Hamilton) or Deborah Klassen at 632-1975 (Halton). For more information about the event, contact Joan Haxton at The United Way, 527-4576, ext. 222.
For More Information Contact:
Community Development Halton
860 Harrington Court, Burlington, ON L7N 3N4
Tel: 905-632-1975, 905-878-0955