Being involved within the community is a big part of Good Movement. In fact, being a member of the executive team requires community service hours. Our members have organized teams of volunteers to take part in various community projects that range from park building in Mississauga to canvassing in Toronto.
Not only are these opportunities fun — they help people. What could be better than that?
On September 24, 2011, the United Way of Peel Region held its United in Action event to kick off their fundraising campaign. Everyone that came out that day joined Team United, coming together to make a difference in the community.
After a wonderful breakfast, a morning gathering and a great kick-off celebration, volunteering opportunities were facilitated all across Peel Region to help get young people get involved in the community. Some Good Movement executives decided to help out by plating trees on a rainy day.
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Tokens4Change is an annual event run in support of Youth Without Shelter — an Etobicoke-based youth shelter that serves over 1000 youth, yearly. The aim of the campaign is to collect TTC tokens to help the youth get around the city; to job interviews, classes, doctors appointments and other daily routines. So teams of young people gathered at stations all across the TTC to canvass for tokens or spare change. For those fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the experience of asking for money on the street, it was truly a humbling experience.
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The Ride for Community Change was organized by Volunteer MBC. It was the first event of Change the World 2012 — a campaign to engage 25,000 young people to volunteer at least three hours of their time within three weeks. This event had a group of volunteers riding around on a bus cleaning up parks all throughout southern Mississauga. Not only did this event give youth a chance to volunteer, but we helped to make the world a better place! The next few weeks are going to be great.
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