Kelowna employees trade in staff party for chance to spread holiday cheer

Excerpt: “…Some central Okanagan residents are trading in a staff holiday party for the chance to make the season brighter for some Kelowna seniors. Instead of their annual Christmas party, the 40 staff of Healthy at Home Senior Care have decided to spend that money providing a holiday surprise for six Kelowna seniors, who don’t have any family in town and won’t be able to travel to visit their loved ones for Christmas….” Author: Neetu Garcha Date of Article: December 18, 2016 Source: Global News Website: http://globalnews.ca/news/3134738/kelowna-employees-trade-in-staff-party-for-chance-to-spread-holiday-cheer/

Kelowna Gospel Mission hosts Christmas meal

Excerpt: “…Kelowna’s Gospel Mission was a busy place on Saturday as volunteers gathered to serve the annual Christmas Dinner to anyone in the community in need of a warm meal. The Gospel Mission expected to serve close to 700 Christmas meals to people from all over the Central Okanagan, including many seniors and families….” Date of Article: December 17, 2016 Source: Capital News Website: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/407244646.html

Community Christmas meal at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

Excerpt: “…With the help of community support, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission expects to serve close to 700 Christmas meals on Saturday. People from all over the Central Okanagan, including many seniors and families, will come to enjoy our traditional Christmas meal of turkey with stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie….” Date of Article: December 16, 2016 Source: infonews.ca Website: http://infotel.ca/newsitem/community-christmas-meal-at-kelownas-gospel-mission/it37892

Christmas meal at Gospel Mission

Excerpt: “…

Everyone is welcome to the Gospel Mission’s Christmas Dinner this Saturday, Dec. 17.

The meals will be served from noon to 6 p.m. at 259 Leon Ave. in downtown Kelowna.

People from all over the Central Okanagan, including many seniors and families, will enjoy the traditional Christmas meal of turkey with stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie.

…” Date of Article: December 16, 2016 Source: Capital News Website: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/community/407109836.html

Why You Should Volunteer Abroad This Summer

Excerpt: “…Well hello summer! You’re finally here, forcing your unyielding heat and lengthy daylight hours on anyone who will listen. As the season rolls in, you are probably contemplating where you should go for your summer vacation. Have you ever considered volunteering abroad?…” Author: Danielle Nelson Date of Article: June 23, 2016 Source: The Huffington Post Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nelson/why-you-should-volunteer-_b_10624642.html

Employee Volunteering Extends To The Polling Booth

Excerpt: “…Part of community impact is engaging in the civic life of communities, and that starts with electing national and local leaders. Holding elections hinges on the help of volunteers, so this area is one that’s ripe for employee involvement….” Author: Ryan Scott Date of Article: February 19, 2016 Source: Forbes Website: http://www.forbes.com/sites/causeintegration/2016/02/19/employee-volunteering-extends-to-the-polling-booth/#42c475b52cca

Volunteering Abroad Doesn’t Have to Be an Introvert’s Nightmare

Excerpt: “…Voluntourism has a bad reputation. It’s supposed to help vulnerable communities, but often it seems like the only people to benefit are the volunteers, who get new content for their resume and photos for their Instagram….” Author: Corinne Pinfold Date of Article: February 18, 2016 Source: Huffington Post Website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/corinne-pinfold/volunteering-abroad-doesnt-have-to-be-an-introverts-nightmare_b_9254852.html

Involver- Social Volunteering: An App That Brings Together Humanitarians, The Gamification Way

Excerpt: “…Co-founded by Chad Smalley and Kevin Chua in December 2015, Involver – Social Volunteering is a platform that connects volunteers to social causes and help corporations and non-profits run data-oriented structured CSR programs economically….” Author: Sindhu Hariharan Date of Article: February 16, 2016 Source: Entrepreneur Website: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270827

3 Reasons Why Volunteering In Retirement Is Good For Your Health

Excerpt: “…1. Older adults who volunteer tend to live longer. Scientists aren’t sure of the causal relationship between volunteering and a longer life span, said Erwin Tan, MD, director of Senior Corps, a program of the CNCS that connects volunteers ages 55 and older with organizations they can help….” Author: Sonya Stinson Date of Article: February 15, 2016 Source: Forbes Website: http://www.forbes.com/sites/northwesternmutual/2016/02/15/3-reasons-why-volunteering-in-retirement-is-good-for-your-health/#4d5a810c4f7e

Dreams do come true

Date of Article: December 8, 2015 Source: Castanet Website: http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/153644/Dreams-do-come-true