The Annual General Meeting for Neighbourhood Ministry will be on Wednesday May 23, 2018, from 7-8:30 pm at St. Anselm’s, located at 5210 University Boulevard, Vancouver. All are welcome – newcomers especially. Learn about the activities of the past year and help plan for the coming year. Please bring a small dessert to share, if you like. AGM poster

Neighbourhood Ministry donates cleaning supplies to modular housing in Marpole

The Neighbourhood Ministry recently made a donation of 68 brooms, dustpans and mops to the new modular homes building in Marpole.  Coe Lumber, a Westside hardware store at Broadway and Collingwood, supported this initiative by providing all the supplies at cost. Thank you, Coe Lumber!

Last week, three volunteers and I met at COE Lumber to pick up supplies. The staff were very curious about the unusually-large order of supplies, and when informed that these items were being donated to the modular housing units, stated they were “proud to help”.

Our convoy arrived at the building, and the Community Builders staff who operate the complex, as well as some residents, were extremely appreciative and excited to see the cleaning supplies.

One resident excitedly exclaimed, “You mean, I’ll get a broom of my own? I won’t have to sign out the one broom we have?”

The volunteers were able to tour one of the unoccupied accessible suites, and we saw the “Welcome package” provided by neighbours to all the units. We were so happy to hear that the high school students from Churchill across the street spearheaded these gifts.

Thanks to all of you who support the Neighbourhood Ministry, and to Coe Lumber for their participation.

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