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DoGooders: GenNext Day of Caring 2016 a Success

SUDBURY — On Saturday, October 22, GenNext hosted its fourth successful Day of Caring. GenNext, a program of United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, is a program that encourages people in their twenties and thirties to become involved with United Way through giving and volunteering.

The Day of Caring brings social service organizations together with community members to work on one-day projects that benefit the entire community. Volunteers have the chance to use their skills and interests by taking part in meaningful work projects at local agencies.

This year, GenNext organized seven local projects. Projects were hosted by the Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay and Districts, Better Beginnings Better Futures Sudbury, Finlandia Village Long-Term Care Home, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Maison Vale Hospice, Réseau ACCESS Network and Sudbury Theatre Centre. Volunteers had the opportunity to learn about their agency and the clients it serves, worked with program staff and assisted with projects by completing yard work, assisting with art projects, preparing and serving meals, cutting scarves and more!

BBBF GroupBetter Beginnings Better Futures – Community Dinner volunteersRéseau GroupRéseau Access Network – Bundle Up in Red volunteersSTC GroupSudbury Theatre Centre – Office Revitalization volunteers
“This year we had close to 50 young people volunteer for our Day of Caring,” said Nastassia McNair, GenNext Lead Ambassador. “This event has been a huge success! We are thrilled to have them involved in the work of so many community agencies. On behalf of the GenNext Cabinet, I would like to sincerely thank each volunteer for their contributions!”

GenNext would also like to thank this year’s Day of Caring sponsor, MNP LLP. They not only supported the event financially, but their staff also volunteered!

To learn more about United Way’s GenNext Program click here!

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