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Ross Woolner Wins Volunteer Impact Award

Congratulations to CSC volunteer Ross Woolner (pictured above on right with Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky) for receiving the Volunteer Impact Award from the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area. For more than 20 years, Ross has been providing transportation using his own vehicle to help clients get to medical appointments, day programs and the grocery store. Ross has also provided home and yard maintenance and snow removal support. He is known to be extremely patient, trustworthy, respectful and genuinely interested in getting to know his clients. Thank you so much for your contributions, Ross!

If you are interested in volunteering, please call 519-772-8787 and ask for a member of the Volunteer Team.

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week was held from April 12-18th and we had a blast celebrating the efforts of our amazing volunteers! CSC works with over 600 volunteers who are dedicated to helping seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity. From ladling soup or chopping vegetables in our Tender Loving Care Kitchen, to driving clients to important medical appointments or visiting our special neighbours who are in need of a friend, our volunteers are truly the backbone of everything we do.  

Time is a precious gift that keeps on giving. Because our volunteers are willing to donate their time, CSC is able to provide the best possible client care with broad levels of support and a wide range of services. We value each and every contribution our volunteers make because the "ripple effect" of their generosity is felt throughout this awesome community. On behalf of the clients, staff and board, thank you volunteers! We are honoured you have chosen CSC as your place to give back - we couldn’t do it without you.

AODA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year, Ontario celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. This law has made the province a leader in accessibility and is helping to break down barriers for people with disabilities.

CSC is privileged to celebrate such an important piece of legislation that ensures fair and equitable access to programs and services and improves opportunities for persons with disabilities. When CSC re-located their Kitchener and Waterloo offices to Breslau, one of our top priorities was to make the location fully accessible adding an interior ramp and accessible washroom.  Our most recent renovation was an automatic door at our volunteer entrance, pictured above.

According to Ontario statistics, about 1.65 million people in Ontario — or 15 per cent of our province’s population, age 15 and above — have a disability and this number is expected to rise over the next two decades. Learn more about AODA at  www.ontario.ca/AccessON.

Limited spots available for the Drive to Deliver Golf Tournament!

Limited spots are still available for the 11th annual Drive to Deliver Golf Tournament in support of Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More! Join us on Tuesday May 12th for a BBQ lunch provided by Piller's, dinner, access to exciting auction items and of course, 18 holes of golf! You can even get a chance to win a 2015 Toyota Camry at the Hole-in-One Contest courtesy of Heffner Lexus/HeffnerToyota!

Visit drivetodeliver.blogspot.ca to see a listing of all of our generous sponsors so far as well as a sneak peek of our silent auction items. To register your golfer foursome or get information about sponsorship opportunities email Lauren at laurenf@cscmow.org call 519-772-8787 ext. 224.

FAQs Answered By CSC

We're starting a new series to answer some frequently asked questions we receive at CSC. 

Question: Why does CSC have Meals on Wheels Depots? 

Operating depots for our Meals on Wheels program were introduced as a way to help reduce our volunteers' mileage which would keep costs down for our clients, fulfill our commitment to reducing our carbon impact, and make meal delivery and bag drop off more convenient for our volunteers.

CSC started operating its first depot last fall in partnership with Hazelglen Alliance Church located at 45 Hazelglen Drive in Kitchener.  We have approximately seven or eight routes which are in the Country Hills/Highland/Waterloo areas, and this depot has shortened the driving time for our volunteers.  And in response to volunteer requests following the popularity of our first Meals on Wheels depot, we opened a second depot location last month in partnership with Family and Children's Services of Waterloo Region, located at 200 Ardelt Avenue in Kitchener. There are six routes operating from this depot which should reduce each route anywhere between 10 and 15 kilometres as well as 10 to 15 minutes in time savings for our volunteers. We also have a bus that delivers meals to our Cambridge office which then get delivered by our Cambridge volunteers.

Thank you to our community partners from Hazelglen Alliance Church and Family and Children's Services of Waterloo Region as they assist CSC in making our programs as effective and efficient as possible.

If you have a question, we'd be happy to answer it! Please email KarlaL@cscmow.org.

CSC Offices Closed Monday May 18th for Victoria Day

CSC offices will be closed on Monday May 18th for Victoria Day. There will be no meal deliveries on this day. Meals on Wheels clients can order a frozen meal by calling our office at 519-772-8787 before May 13th. 
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