Giving back and a challenge - part 2

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Posted by: from Dartmouth
1/15/2016 at 5:51:16 PM

Posted this a few years ago and I am just wondering if anything has changed.

First a little background. I have been volunteering for a long time and when we moved to Newmarket I couldn't get back to Scarborough very easily to continue there. I missed volunteering so I looked into Habitat for Humanity and decided to do it.

Today we finished up my 8th build and I got to watch the 5 and 7 year old kids spin around with their arms out, enjoying their new home that they have been hearing about for months! Can't wait for the next build to start so I can see that again at the end.

I seemed a little different this time because it was tougher to get volunteers. They would sign up and no show or we would not get a full crew on some days. I'm getting the feeling that people (specifically younger ones) are becoming even more self absorbed.

Anyway, volunteering at Habitat is what I choose to do and I am just wondering what others are doing. Last time I asked the question I got 20 great coast to coast stories back and on this crummy day in January I would love to start hearing some more.

Back to the topic -

The question is - if you are giving back in your community, what are you doing?

The challenge is - if you aren't currently giving back, why not find something?

Best regards to everyone out there.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman

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Date/Time1/27/2016 at 6:31:28 PM

Hey Jim... H4H is a great organization. I was instrumental in getting our local affiliate started many years ago. In addition to building a number of houses each year, 2015 saw the opening of a second ReStore. While I don't work with them any longer, I am still a strong supporter.

Personally (my new project) I am working with a citizens group for the planning of the 150th Anniversary of Canada Celebrations (2017). Our company does donate time, materials and effort to other organizations in the community.

Great Topic!!!


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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