By: Abirah Rajeswaran and Vincent Chen

As school has now started, many new events will also commence at Change the World Markham. From our bi-annual initiatives to holiday volunteering and Thanksgiving, CTW is ready for all the wonderful plans that we have ahead of us. Want to join and create an impact? Visit https://volunteermarkham.ca/change-the-world-team/ for more information!

 

CTW has executed many past initiatives worth mentioning! One of our more recent ones include the Digital Arts Initiative which was an exciting outlet that showcased the graphic design skills of our members through creating posts for various local organizations. We are in a proud partnership with the national sports team, Dragon Boat Canada and are in the process of designing for Beaker Bros! Head over to @dragonboatcanada on Instagram to see more of our featured work. 

Another great benefit to volunteering is that you can earn service hours to meet your high school requirement. Throughout our previous activities,

members have been able to accumulate hours by attending weekly/ bi-weekly meetings, writing letters to senior residences, donating to City Street Outreach, designing posts, etc… 

Whether you choose to lead your own task, join in on the effort or simply make a contribution, there is always an ideal opportunity at CTW for you to obtain those hours. 

 

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday which celebrates the many blessings we received throughout our lives. Giving thanks is a beautiful statement to commemorate things that continue to impact us. We are grateful for family, friends, the heroes in our community and all who work to help others. The CTW team is currently preparing a short wholesome video dedicated to our neighbourhood, so do keep an eye out for that on our webpage. 

With the coming of Autumn, CTW is proud to host our very first Bi-annual Drive! During these hard times, many have lost the ability to buy new clothes and bring food to their families. It is our duty to help those who are not as fortunate as us (as per the Golden Rule!). During the month of November, we will be accepting articles of clothing for our CTW Clothing Drive. In preparation for the cold times ahead, we encourage you to donate articles, new or gently used, such as gloves, mitts, hats, thermal wear, sweaters, sweats, hoodies, coats, jackets, and others. Don’t miss this chance to be a good Samaritan! If you are interested in making a donation where you can earn volunteer hours or join the mission, follow our social media for related posts! 

For any inquiries about the services listed above or joining any of our projects, feel free to reach out to mirja.raita@volunteermarkham.ca or abirah.rajeswaran@volunteermarkham.ca ! And to become a volunteer at Change the World Markham, head over to this link to find out more: https://volunteermarkham.ca/change-the-world-team/