Are you looking for ways to help your community during this difficult time? Especially if you’re bored of reading, painting, cooking and meditating, this might be the blog for you! In this blog we will explore some options of how you can safely get involved in your community and help people who may need it the most.
BC211 is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people in need of all different services, from help lines to seniors programs. A program that is particularly proactive and in high demand right now is the “Safe Seniors, Stronger Communities” program that matches volunteers with seniors who need support. If you have the ability to grocery shop, deliver prescriptions or even talk on the phone, consider signing up as a volunteer! And if you are a senior interested in those services, you’ve come to the right place.
Food Banks of Canada
The Food Banks of Canada are in high demand right now. As the organization featured in Canada’s Stronger Together televised show on April 26, we saw just how many people depend on the Food Banks for survival. This is a great choice for organizations that you can support by volunteering or making a donation – whether it be in dollars or in non-perishable food items. Visit their website to find the nearest food bank to you.
Who doesn’t love getting a card in the mail? While it may seem like a dated method of connecting now that we have emails and texting, but there is something to be said about the thought that goes into a handwritten card. Pick up some stamps next time you’re at the grocery store, and add a box of cards with envelopes. Or if you’re feeling artistic, go ahead and make your own. All it takes is a short note of hope to cheer up someone’s day. Send cards to anyone you think may be in need of a pick-me-up…it could even be your next door neighbor!