A large donation of office supplies; 7 desks, 6 filing cabinets, 6 chairs, 3 whiteboards, and 2 shelves were recently donated by 3 Fort St John companies, HSE Integrated Services, Fraction Energy Services Ltd. and Urban Systems who contacted United Way of Northern BC to help distribute these items through United Way’s Making Connections Initiative.
“This was the biggest inventory I have ever coordinated, thanks to our local corporate partners, who wanted to pass forward items they no longer needed but wanted to help out local organizations,” said Niki Hedges, United Way Community Development & Campaign Officer.
Helping to get this large project done for all these items to be picked up and delivered was Rosenau Transportation, who partners with United Way on numerous community capacity building projects. Chris Richards, the Terminal Manager said he was, “Happy to assist with this. It took our two guys about 4 hours to complete the delivery.”
“I want to also thank Peace Hotshot & Picker Services who also assisted with picking up and delivering 4 desks. I was very grateful to Trevor and Justin for being so rapid in wanting to help out at the last minute,” said Niki Hedges. “Through these types of initiatives and working together we accomplish more than any individual or single group, we could not do it without everyone working together.”
The delivery of office furniture was made to 7 non- profit agencies: The Fort St John Metis Society, Fort St John Women’s Resource Society, Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Society, Fort St John Literacy Society, North Peace Justice Society, Oscare Daycare, Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre in Tumbler Ridge, and United Way of Northern BC.
“Thank you so much for getting it delivered, and please give a huge thank you to the company that donated it. It worked out perfect and we all appreciate it”, said Allie Gow at the Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre Society.
“Thank you very much! Our educational coordinator is ecstatic!” said Richard T. McCrea, Director & Curator of the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre.
“We cannot thank you enough for making this happen. Thank you Jason and Cody from Rosenau Transportation for being solid rockstars! And again thanks to United Way Northern BC’s Making Connections program for making these communications possible,” said Phallon at the Women’s Resource Society.