UBCO Students Participate in the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® Program
Last week, UBC Okanagan students once again generously volunteered time during their reading week break to help local charities through the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® Program. More than 65 students coordinated by the UBC Okanagan Community Service Learning program donated over 200 hours of time in 12 projects during the UBCO Reading Week Day of Caring Program.
Participating non-profit and other organizations that received help were: Arion Therapeutic Farm, Canadian Red Cross, Central Okanagan Food Bank, City of Kelowna CNC Family Day event, Hands in Service, HOPE Outreach, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Freedoms Door, Kelowna Gospel Mission, Okanagan Mens Shed and YMCA. Projects included indoor cleaning, painting, event support and resource kit creation.
The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® is a unique opportunity for employee, student or other volunteer groups to support local non-profit organizations by completing a project that the non-profit might not otherwise have the manpower or resources for.