Sainte-anne volunteer organization made holiday difference
Non-profit has trained more than 20,000
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 westisland.org.
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue organization Volunteer West Island’s army of helpers made a difference during the month.