Sainte-anne vo­lun­teer or­ga­ni­za­tion made ho­li­day dif­fe­rence

Non-pro­fit has trai­ned more than 20,000

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DGi­ving back

A Sainte-Anne-de-Bel­le­vue ba­sed or­ga­ni­za­tion for vo­lun­teers - in­clu­ding stu­dents from John Ab­bott Col­lege - is more than plea­sed with the works an ar­my of gi­vers did lea­ding up to De­cem­ber 25.

uring the month, Vo­lun­teer West Is­land sent teams of corporate, youth, and in­di­vi­dual vo­lun­teers to non­pro­fit com­mu­ni­ty or­ga­ni­za­tions such as West Is­land Mis­sion, On Rock Mi­nis­tries, VOBOC, Ac­cueil Bon­neau, Mois­son Montréal, Wel­come Hall Mis­sion and West Is­land Assistance Fund. Vo­lun­teers al­so joi­ned se­ve­ral mu­ni­ci­pal gui­gno­lée crews to help col­lect and dis­tri­bute do­na­tions for food banks and ho­li­day bas­kets, while others hel­ped with fun­drai­sing ef­forts for the Lakeshore Ge­ne­ral Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion’s Gift-wrap­ping Pro­ject, along with the Sal­va­tion Ar­my.

And VWI took the time to thank its ar­my of vo­lun­teers with a pot­luck par­ty, while student-vo­lun­teers at John Ab­bott Col­lege in Sainte-Anne-de-Bel­le­vue pre­pa­red a Ch­rist­mas Brunch for guests at a week­ly se­niors’ bin­go. John Ab­bott and VWI tea­med up to create the week­ly event.

For more than 40 years, VWI has been re­crui­ting, trai­ning and re­fer­ring vo­lun­teers wi­thin the West Is­land com­mu­ni­ty. The or­ga­ni­za­tion has wor­ked with close to 20,000 vo­lun­teers in more than four de­cades. Vo­lun­teer West Is­land is lo­ca­ted at 1, rue de l’Église in Sain­teAnne-de-Bel­le­vue.

For in­for­ma­tion, or to vo­lun­teer, call 514 457-5445, or go to www.vo­lun­teer wes­tis­


Sainte-Anne-de-Bel­le­vue or­ga­ni­za­tion Vo­lun­teer West Is­land’s ar­my of hel­pers made a dif­fe­rence du­ring the month.

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