National Volunteer Week – Volunteer Appreciation
On Wednesday, September 25th, we celebrated another successful year for Helping Other People Everywhere Toronto and recognized our dedicated volunteers.
We presented proceeds to our two 2013 Charity Fund Recipients – MLSE Foundation and Fort York Food Bank. Both organizations’ Presidents, Michael Bartlett and Ravi Sreedharan, respectively, were on hand to receive their big cheques. This year’s proceeds totaled $27,000 and it was the second year of a two year partnership between HOPE Toronto and the charities. We are proud supporters of these two community champions! This is what they had to say about our impact:
“Thanks to HOPE Volleyball, the MLSE Foundation will be able to activate more than 763 kids through improved facilities and sports programming in under serviced neighborhoods in the GTA. Thank you for improving kids’ lives through sport.”
~ Nilesh C., Coordinator, Event Operations – MLSE Foundation ~
“FYFB was delighted to partner with HOPE. The entire experience was a pleasure. The $22,000 raised makes an incredible difference to our operations and will be directed towards food purchases and support almost 9 months of milk for our clients, some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”
~ Ravi S., President – Fort York Food Bank ~
As a volunteer driven organization, our success relies on the contribution of a number of volunteers, many of whom come back year after year to help us because they love what we do. This year, we created the David Lin Volunteer Appreciation Award in honour of the late David Lin. Not only is David and family long time HOPE volunteers, they participate in numerous volunteer and charitable opportunities across the city. All HOPE volunteers in attendance on Wednesday night put their names in a raffle to win a pair of tickets for lower bowl seats at a Toronto Raptors game in the upcoming season (Thank you MLSE). Congratulations to David Lin Junior (Pictured above)!! Enjoy the game.
New Charity Partners
Last but not least, we officially announced the two NEW HOPE Charity Fund Recipients for the 2014 and 2015 seasons – Kids, Cops & Computers and Alzheimer Society of Toronto. We look forward to building our new partnership and learning more about their amazing work around the city.