How To Get Involved In Your Local Community!
Coretta Scott King once said “the greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members” and here at the Katronis Real Estate Team we wholeheartedly believe that statement.
Being a local business, we know how important it is to support other local businesses and give back to our community. For us, supporting local and volunteering in local events shows that you care about the community you live in. We believe it teaches people of all ages compassion and understanding.
Giving back and helping others has such a positive impact on our lives, making us happier, more balanced and a greater sense of purpose in every day.
The Coldest Night of The Year
So once again the time has come, The Coldest Night Of The Year is fast approaching and this is a way we like to give back by being the lead sponsor of this event. This event which raises money for The Cloverdale Community Kitchen is their major fundraiser of the year.
The Coldest Night of the year is a national fundraising walk to raise awareness and funds for charities that serve the hungry and homeless in your local community. Tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the comforts of their warm homes to walk through the cold and dark to advocate for people without a home, for people who struggle to house and feed their families and to walk humbly realizing anyone can lose their way and then lose everything else.
This year the event is held on February 22nd, 2020, and starts at Pacific Community Church which houses The Cloverdale Community kitchen. To find out more information click here.
Cloverdale Community Kitchen
The Cloverdale Community Kitchen was established in 2011. Currently, they serve 15,000 meals a year with the need growing every month. They exist to build a strong and healthy community with a focus on alleviating poverty in Cloverdale, Surrey, and Langley. It’s a networking hub where people serve together, build friendships, work together and support each other. Their four areas of focus are providing food, clothing, shelter, and hampers.
Cloverdale Community Garden
The Cloverdale Community Garden is located in the parking lot of the Pacific Community Church. There are dozens of garden boxes full of organic local produce that supply the Cloverdale Community Kitchen for meals they currently serve and for cooking classes.
Extreme Weather Shelter
The extreme weather shelter is housed in the Pacific Community Church has 25 beds available for people to come and have a warm place to stay in case of an extreme weather emergency.
Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program
The Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program is a community effort to serve the less fortunate individuals and families of Cloverdale with hampers, that include non-perishable food, sundries, and gifts in order to make the Christmas season a happy time for those who might otherwise be unable to enjoy this time of year.
Here are 5 examples for you to get out there and get involved in your community:
1.) Donate your time by volunteering
2.) Support a local business
3.) Tidy up your community
4.) Help your neighbours
5.) Donate your items