Families for Change receives huge donation from Co-Op
Annual Good Fuel Day promotion sees more than $10,000 raised for residential support service organization.
For nearly 20 years, Moose Jaw Families for Change has worked to provide residential support services for those who need assistance in their day-to-day lives. Thanks to the Co-Op Good Fuel Day promotion, their new building -- located at 335 4th Ave SW, the old South Hill Conexus Credit Union -- will receive some much-needed upgrades and improvements as they look to expand and centralize their wide variety of services. Co-Op recently donated $10,119 to MJFFC after their annual Good Fuel Day, which saw 10 cents from every litre of fuel sold donated to the charity. That money will go to good use, said MJFFC program co-ordinator Mike Bachiu, especially when it comes to renovating their new space – improved wheelchair access, ceiling tracks and a wide variety of other infrastructure projects are among the costs that need to be covered. “We’re really happy they decided to choose us this year, this donation will definitely make a difference,” Bachiu said. “We want to help people live their best lives possible and having a chance to offer new services and programs is something we always want to be able to do.” The funds will also go towards new programs to help residents improve their quality of life – with potential courses ranging from food preparation and how to go to restaurants to a wide variety of day-to-day activities and entertainment residents might enjoy.
“It’s all part of what we’re trying to do to help promote their independence and quality of life,” Bachiu said. “Some of them might seem like little things, but it can mean a lot to someone having a chance to become a little more independent in their lives.”
The new facility has the added bonus of centralizing offices from the three group homes Families for Change operates in the city – previously, office space was located in the basement of each of the homes; now the offices are all located at the new building.
For more information on Moose Jaw Families for Change, visit their website @www.mjffc.com.
“We want to help people live their best lives possible and having a chance to offer new services and programs is something we always want to be able to do.” -program co-ordinator Mike Bachiu
Moose Jaw Families for Change workers and clients accept a cheque for $10,119 from the Moose Jaw Co-Op, proceeds from the Co-Op’s annual good fuel days.