Saskatchewan in the Spotlight
SK – Do you have building materials or furniture to donate after your home renovation? Are you a good listener with a sense of compassion, a talented musician, a fitness buff, or a savvy social media user? If you have as little as two hours to spare, you can contribute to a cause that interests you and make a real difference. Chances are you’ll also have some fun and meet new people. In the spotlight this week are some of the many charities/non-profit organizations urgently in need in Saskatchewan.
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore diverts tonnes of usable items from the landfill while raising funds to help build homes for families in need. ReStore in Regina typically accepts donations of construction materials, furniture, appliances and more. For a full list, visit www.habitatregina.ca.
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization, is seeking friendly phone volunteers for their Community Health Teams. This position brings volunteers into regular contact with older adults who feel isolated from their community in order to provide them with companionship and a sense of connection.
The Regina Food Bank is a lifeline to single parent families, children and people with disabilities. Last year, this food bank fulfilled 87,356 client requests and distributed 3,218,435 pounds of food. Donations are always needed and there are many safe ways to volunteer. To learn more, visit www.reginafoodbank.ca/volunteer.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan (RMHC-SK) is experiencing a time of need as programs shift in response to COVID-19. To learn more about their ‘Wish List’ items, or how to support a meal program, contact the RMHC-SK at 306-244-5700.
The pandemic has shifted the volunteer opportunities that are currently available within the Saskatchewan Health Authority and they are now seeking volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. Short shifts are available, and training is provided to ensure the safety of volunteers, staff and the people who receive the Meals on Wheels.
The Canadian Cancer Society offers some great ideas for virtual fundraisers including setting up a fitness challenge, an online trivia night, or a virtual live concert with a donation to charity as the entry fee. Also, for birthdays, baby showers and weddings, request a few charitable donations instead of gifts.
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