Holiday Helping Hands

January 12th, 2012

For the second consecutive year, Youville Centre participated in Community Action Day this December. Community Action Day (CAD) is a joint initiative between United Way Ottawa and Volunteer Ottawa that gives corporate and government employees the chance to get out of the office and roll up their sleeves to take action by volunteering with charities and non-profit organizations for a day.

This year Youville Centre was lucky enough to host a team of passionate women from The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat who helped us prepare our centre for the holiday season!

This small group of caring, compassionate volunteers baked hundreds of cookies for both our Holiday Craft Day and our Christmas luncheon for the young Moms and their children. Especially for our students, the holidays can be a stressful time of year, so we enjoy giving them a little Christmas cheer, and volunteers allow us to do this.

These volunteers even went above and beyond, and fashioned a cookie in the shape of our logo for Staff to admire and enjoy!

After the tree was trimmed, the centre was decorated and the cookies were baked, this group of wonderful volunteers knew a lot more about Youville Centre and the services we provide. Youville Centre would like to thank The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat for lending their employees to us, for a day of community action!