Changes tagged with 'volunteering'
Snowed in and working from home last Monday, I found myself shivering even though I was inside my warm home wearing down slippers. My mailbox was full of messages from friends talking about what they were going to do on their snow day - the buzz was all about toboggans and renting videos. As fun as the idea of a snow day was, I couldn’t stop thinking about some of the people in our community who are less fortunate: the ones without homes. I thought about collecting some clothes and blankets from my house and bringing them to local shelters and quickly realized that I couldn’t drive my 20 year old car with its all-season tires anywhere. I was stuck. It felt pretty awful to want to do something to help but to have barrier like this get in the way. I imagined that others were probably having a similar experience – and since I wasn’t about to be stopped, I decided to use ChangeEverything.ca as it was designed – to make some changes happen.
1 blog posting = 3 volunteers = over 4,000 items donated to local shelters in 48 hours.
It all started with one blog posting. It seemed to me that there had to be others who wanted to donate to shelters but had no way of transporting things either. So I wrote this blog post sharing my vision to get a car donated and do a round of collections to transport warm things to local shelters. Immediate response was positive. I contacted the Cooperative Auto Network (CAN) to ask them to provide a vehicle to make this happen.