“I went looking for guidance…initially for my mental health and depression because my dad passed away.”
More than 100 Winnipeg high school students gathered at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre at Win Gardner Place and boarded busses for the annual United Way Youth Day of Caring.
“I always came to the resource centre for the Fruit & Veggie Market anyway, and one day they needed help,” said Manilyn of how she started volunteering.
“It’s really great to give them a day where they’re pampered and have someone take care of them.”
A United Way Day of Caring can take many forms, including a special day of pampering! Hosted at the NorWest Co-op Community Health Centre by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, the March 11 Day of Caring brightened up the lives of 39 low-income women. Pampering took the form of a new hair style and manicures,
Not even halfway into United Way of Winnipeg’s 2011 campaign, would you believe Winnipeggers have already raised 51 per cent of our goal?
With only a short time remaining in United Way of Winnipeg’s 2009 campaign for lasting change and better lives, Chair Jeff Zabudsky is urging participation from all Winnipeggers.
Funding lets Gilbert Park residents move forward