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Community effort brings new shed for daycare at PFSS

Thanks to the generous help of United Way Day of Caring volunteers, the daycare at Pregnancy & Family Support Services (PFSS) has a new shed for their toys and supplies.

The shed was a true community effort by several groups. Manitoba Public Insurance and National Leasing led the initial planning and construction of the shed, which was donated by McMunn and Yates Building Supplies. Volunteers from Home Depot joined the effort to complete the shed this past June.

National Leasing volunteers in full framing mode.

National Leasing volunteers in full framing mode.

“It’s awesome,” said PFSS executive director Rhonda Cenerini.

“Having all our stuff in there, having a place to put everything…it’s safe and our toys will last longer.”

Rhonda said it was cumbersome for staff to lug things in and out of their building when their kids played outside. Now everything’s more accessible to staff and kids, which improves the daycare experience.

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Home Depot volunteers hard at work.

In their July newsletter PFSS writes, “It was really fun for the children to watch the men work. One of the children shouted out ‘be careful’ when one of the workers was on the roof of the shed. It was so sweet when the volunteer yelled back ‘I will thanks!’ What a great sense of community.”

PFSS, a United Way agency partner, is a neighbourhood family centre that provides respite daycare, family counselling, parenting classes, and operates a thrift shop. They’ve been serving people in their West End community since 1973.

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National Leasing's crew framed for a perfect picture.

National Leasing’s crew framed for a perfect picture.

The Home Depot volunteer team stands in front of the finished shed.

The Home Depot volunteer team stands in front of the finished shed.