United Way of Northern BC Day of Caring® – TD Bank volunteers help out at Ride Don’t Hide.

Trista Spencer

On Sunday, 23 June 2019, from 7am to 12 noon, United Way Northern BC volunteers will be helping out at the “Ride Don’t Hide” organized by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Prince George Branch.

This fun event will start at CN Centre parking lot. The event is to raise funds, bust the stigma associated with mental health and addictions, bring mental health out into the open and build awareness. We know that one in five people will develop a mental health problem in their lives. Volunteers can choose which areas they would like to help out in – traffic control, check ins, kid zone, safety checks, water stations.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the United Way, and the Canadian Mental Health Association, two organizations with extensive reach and impact, to give back to our community. This Day of Caring® opportunity is one that allows us to contribute to improving the mental health of Canadians, which is a cause of great importance. At TD we have a strong, long-standing relationship with the United Way, and appreciate the ways we work together to make our community better. Our employees are enthusiastic about volunteering, and the United Way is able to connect us with organizations in need of manpower.” says Tim Webber, Branch Manager, TD Bank College Heights.

“We are super excited about providing helping hands at this event. UWNBC has been funding Canadian Mental Health Association for a number of years and this event highlights the tremendous work they do at developing healthy people, strong communities.” says Michele Brooke, Resource Development Officer, UWNBC. “It’s all about collaboration and bringing people together to strengthen the community.”

“Volunteers play a vital role in the success of such an event. We have had a long relationship with United Way Northern BC and this is just another way we receive much-needed support from this organization. Funds raised will support local programs.” says Maureen Davis, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association.

A Day of Caring® is a United Way initiative of mobilizing local businesses, organizations and corporations to help local agencies. UWNBC connects those in need with volunteers. Through a United Way Day of Caring® companies are able to give back to their communities, promote volunteerism and teamwork with their employees. Employees feel a sense of pride in helping strengthen communities where they live, work and raise their families. United Way calls this showing our “Local Love”.

If you or your business would like to partake in a Day of Caring® – please contact the United Way of Northern BC

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