Fleming staff and students will volunteer for Fleming Serves – United Way Day of Caring
Peterborough, ON – September 13, 2012 – On Saturday, September 15, 2012, up to 50 students and staff at Fleming College will partner with United Way Peterborough & District for the first Fleming Serves – United Way Day of Caring. This event will support each of the United Way Peterborough service pillars, which focus on three areas of need in our community: From Poverty to Possibility, Healthy People – Strong Communities and All That Kids Can Be. Four United Way member agencies will be participating in the event. Agencies include: The Youth Emergency Shelter, PARN, YWCA and the New Canadians Centre. Volunteers will complete various building projects as well as assist in the setup of the 2012 Pride Parade.
Embedded into the Fleming College Strategic Plan is a commitment to build community success through the emphasis of a ‘Fleming Serves’ philosophy. Fleming acknowledges the work of United Way Peterborough & District as an integral piece of supporting this community. In addition to the annual Fleming United Way employee campaign, the college is excited to introduce this volunteer event as another way to support the individuals in our community who benefit from the services provided by the various 32 United Way Peterborough & District member agencies.
Providing opportunities for students to learn how to include volunteering as a part of their everyday lives is an important element at Fleming and many full-time programs include volunteering commitments directly in the course curriculum.
Students volunteering on Sept. 15, 2012 will receive thanks and encouragement from United Way Peterborough & District CEO, Jim Russell, as well as Shirlanne Pawley-Boyd, Fleming College Chief Advancement Officer.
For more information please contact:
Greg Jefford, Manager of Student Life
Phone: 705-749-5520 Ext. 1641
United Way Peterborough & District
Lisa Kouri, Director, Community Engagement
Phone: 705-742-8839, Ext. 24