OCS Annual Outcomes Report 2014-2015
Donations are also core to many OCS programs and services. OCS has many regular donors who support us every year to provide material goods, expertise, time and money to ensure that: • Hundreds of families have a happier holiday season and a warmer winter; • Women fleeing abuse have food to eat and a kitchen to cook in; • Individuals living with mental illness experience lives of dignity, fun, friendship and respect; • Homeless individuals have clothing and food and a warm place to live; • Children who have experienced abuse have the therapeutic tools they need to heal; • Parents have the support and supplies they need to safely care for their children; • Individuals re-entering the workforce have needed transportation and proper workwear; • Youth transitioning to independence have the tools they need to enter the workforce or continue their education; • And countless other examples that mean the world to us! Several amazing events and opportunities were made possible by both volunteers and donors this year. Sometimes the donors are also volunteers, and vice versa. Here are a few shining examples: Champers Salon Champers Hairdressing and Spa at Fleetwood Village Park Mall held a very successful 2 nd Annual “Tis the Season” fundraising event for Surrey Clubhouse on December 1. They paired up with Surrey Beauty School and many other businesses in the Fleetwood area and provided free shampoos and haircuts for many Clubhouse members, as well as a meal and a gift bag for each individual. Fresh St. Market provided hot dogs for sale and donated the funds to the Clubhouse as well. Champers raised close to $5,000 in cash, food, gifts, and more to support the Surrey Clubhouse and their members. Solaris Management Consulting Solaris graciously hosted a HUGE summer barbeque for all of the Surrey Clubhouse members in support of Mental Health Week, providing all of the food, volunteers, set up, clean up, and a wonderful sunny day of music and friendship. More than 250 people attended this special event. Xcess Consulting In British Colombia the BC Government has proclaimed the month of May as Child Care Month to celebrate the work of thousands of caring and committed child-care operators and early childhood educators throughout the province. On May 7, OCS celebrated the event with a very successful appreciation evening to honour the dedicated and valuable child care providers of Surrey, Delta and White Rock. For the second year in a row, Lucky Bola, owner of Xcess Contracting, along with his father Avtar, delivered and provided a wonderful Indian dinner for all the child care providers in attendance. Without Lucky’s generous support this event would not have been possible.
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