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Show Your Local Love Day

November 4

Join United Way Halton & Hamilton on November 4 and make a difference in the community! This Show Your Local Love Day is your chance to give back and help local agencies. Volunteers across Halton & Hamilton will participate in a multitude of projects supporting local, United Way partner agencies. Whether it’s helping with Zoom mock interviews for people seeking employment, doing yard work at a safe distance or creating meal kits for families in need, Show Your Local Love Day is an amazing opportunity to make a meaningful impact in your community!

How To Sign Up:

  1. Register below for your preferred project.
  2. After registering, you will receive an email with a link to your project details.
  3. If you have any questions, please email Kayla Willet, kwillet@uwhh.ca

Project Details:

Please note: Volunteers are asked to purchase all necessary items to build kits. All kits in various projects outlined below will need to be dropped off to UWHH’s Community Donation Warehouse in Burlington on November 9. A Calendly link will be provided with your registration. Please be sure to schedule your drop-off in advance. Thank you!  

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 21, 2021 

Acclaim Health

Project: Preparing garden beds for the winter at the agency’s Oakville location. Includes safely distanced weeding flower beds, raking the lawn and cleaning/stacking outdoor furniture.

Min # of Volunteers: 3

Max # of Volunteers: 4

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Details & registration:  Register Here

 

Acclaim Health

Project: Review Halton Dementia Guide for Caregivers using guided questions ahead of time. (Approx. two-hour time commitment.) Meet online November 4 to discuss. The Halton Dementia Guide is the only guide for this region and is widely used by caregivers, and professionals, including police. Volunteers will help to ensure the new edition is as user-friendly as possible!

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: Flexible 1.5 hour session on November 4

Details & registration:  Register Here

 

BGC Hamilton-Halton

Project: Building Cool-Down Kits for kids, including items such as pencil crayons, pens, play dough, fidget spinners, etc. These kits allow program participants to have individual activity time using items that can’t be shared due to Covid 19. The kits help with winding down during various kids’ programming.

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: At your own pace!

Details & registration:  Register Here

 

BGC Hamilton-Halton

Project: Safely distanced clean-up of Skate the Dream beginner hockey skills program location. The location, in Hamilton, has been closed during the pandemic and requires general clean up in order to reopen the program.

Min # of Volunteers: 5

Max # of Volunteers: 10

Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Details & registration:  Register Here

 

Eva Rothwell Centre

Project: Help beautify the Eva Rothwell Centre, located in Hamilton, before winter arrives! Share your local love at a safe distance while landscaping, cutting grass, trimming bushes and raking leaves.

Min # of Volunteers: 5

Max # of Volunteers: 7

Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Details & registration:  Register Here

 

Food for Life

Project: Volunteers will help sort and pack surplus fresh food to be shared out in the community, safely distanced at the Burlington warehouse.

Min # of Volunteers: 5

Max # of Volunteers: 25 

Time Slot 1: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Details & registration: Register Here

Time Slot 2: 1 – 4 p.m.

Details & registration: Register Here

Hope Place Centres

Project: Volunteers will help with yard work and tidying up outdoor spaces safely distanced at the agency’s Hornby location. Lunch will be provided and dietary needs noted.

Min # of Volunteers: 5

Max # of Volunteers: 20 

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Details & registration: Register Here

 

ROCK – Reach Out Centre for Kids

Project: ROCK is seeking non-perishable food, pillow and bedding donations! Collect items leading up to Show Your Local Love Day, then head down to our Community Donation Warehouse on Nov 9th to drop off. Donations collected will be brought to agency’s program locations in Halton. These supplies are imperative to the families that ROCK supports.  Any assistance of this kind that can be provided to families off-sets their general expenses allowing them support their families in other ways.

Donation Drive – Unlimited # of Volunteers!

(Approx. 2-3 volunteers will be required to make the drop-offs)

Time: At your own pace, drop off Nov 9

Details & registration: Register Here

 

STRIDE

Project: Volunteers will lead program participants through mock interviews to help them improve their skills and build confidence. Interviews will take place over Zoom and STRIDE will provide the questions. Volunteers are asked to provide feedback to interviewees.

Min # of Volunteers: 2

Max # of Volunteers: 10

Time: Interview times will be arranged following registration.

Details & registration: Register Here

 

YWCA

Project: The Putman Family YWCA is scheduled to open later this year and will offer 50 permanent affordable homes for women and women-led families in Hamilton. Join us on November 4, for a community care day where volunteers will visit local businesses along the Ottawa Street shopping district and share that YWCA Hamilton is back! Volunteers will share information about the new building and invite folks back to stop by for a hot drink and treat outside.

Min # of Volunteers: 5

Max # of Volunteers: 20

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Details & Registration: Register here

 

UWHH & The Afghan Association of Hamilton

Project: This volunteer project is in partnership with the Afghan Association of Hamilton, currently supporting refugees arriving in our local communities. We are seeking warm winter donations. These individuals and families are in great need of warm winter gear as the temperature drops, including jackets, boots, hats and gloves. More details of sizes needed will be provided with registration.

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: At your own pace! Donations to be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse on November 9.

Details & registration: Register Here

 

GenNext – Exclusive Activity for Young Professionals and Volunteers Under the Age of 40

UWHH Meal Kits
 
Project: Build a meal kit for neighbors in need. Kit contents and budgets will be provided with registration confirmation. GenNexters are asked to create family meals kits to supply all the ingredients needed to make a home cooked meal. Collect items leading up to Show Your Local Love Day and join fellow GenNexters to pack the items together virtually on Nov 4. Head down to our Community Donation Warehouse on Nov 9 to drop off the Meal kits. Donations collected will be shared with UWHH agencies in need.

Volunteers: Young professionals and volunteers under the age of 40

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: Virtual kit packing & GenNext networking session: 6 – 6:45 p.m., November 4 ; Kit drop off: November 9 (Zoom link will be provided)

Details & registration: Register Here

The following kit-building projects are open to all! Interested in registering a group of 10 or more in a private team building facilitated session? Check out the opportunities below and email us at kwillet@uwhh.ca 

UWHH Period Promise

Project: Create menstrual hygiene kits to share with those who need them accessing UWHH-supported programs.

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: At your own pace!

Details & registration:  Register Here

 

UWHH & The Afghan Association of Hamilton

Project: Volunteers are needed to prepare infant supply kits for mothers and babies arriving to Canada from Afghanistan as refugees. This volunteer project is in partnership with the Afghan Association of Hamilton, currently supporting refugees arriving in our local communities. We are asking volunteers to purchase the needed supplies and build infant supply kits. Kits can be packed in a diaper bag, backpack or reusable bag. These individuals and families are in great need of supplies upon arrival.

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: At your own pace! Donations to be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse on November 9.

Details & registration: Register Here

 

UWHH Meal Kit

Project: Build a meal kit for neighbors in need. Kit contents and budgets will be provided with registration confirmation. Volunteers are asked to create family meals kits to supply all the ingredients needed to make a home cooked meal.

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: At your own pace! Donations to be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse on November 9.

Details & registration: Register Here

 

 UWHH Self-Care Kits

Project: Mental health experts describe the increase in mental health challenges due to COVID-19 the “echo or shadow pandemic”. More than three-quarters (78%) of Canadians say their mental health has been impacted by COVID-19. Volunteers are needed to create self-care kits that UWHH will distribute to agencies serving folks struggling with their mental health. Each kit should contain a variety of products. The below supplies are just a guide, please feel free to include items that you personally find useful for stress relief.

Unlimited # of Volunteers!

Time: At your own pace!

Details & registration: Register Here

Thank you to our Show Your Local Love Day title sponsor, TD Bank Group!

Details

Date:
November 4
Scott GallagherShow Your Local Love Day
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