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UPS CANADA Gives a Generous Donation to The Teapot 50+ Centre

“As always, UPS is committed to assist in our communities in many ways and we hope that this grant can be used to help with their great cause”, stated Rafik Morcos, UPS Customer Solutions Program Management Director, presenting a cheque for $1000 to The Teapot 50+Community Centre in Lachine.

The Teapot, a popular, volunteer-driven community organization for seniors provides a variety of social, recreational and educational activities, special events, and support services in an environment where members can thrive, explore their own interests, and further develop their skills and abilities.

 

Mr. Morcos has spear-headed the UPS community involvement for many years, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer program. The Teapot has become a favourite with the UPS volunteer teams who are always warmly welcomed by Teapot Volunteer Support Coordinator Theresa Guihan and Teapot staff and members.

Lolita Payawal of UPS Canada addressed The Teapot, saysing, “UPS supports charities dedicated to strengthening their communities and helping those in need.  We appreciate the opportunity to aid your organization and wish you all the best in the upcoming year”.

Mr. Morcos, explained that Head office, UPS Canada, was positively impressed by the volunteer contributions of the Montreal UPS Customer Solutions team and their enthusiastic support to The Teapot, working in conjunction with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Program and the articles written about the UPS volunteer initiatives by VWI Communications that he shares with the UPS head office on a regular basis.  “We look forward to our next volunteering event at The Teapot!”

With teamwork, everyone wins!

Want to give your time in the New Year? 

Join Volunteer West Island
Board of Directors

Volunteer West Island (VWI) recruits volunteers to assist other non-profit organizations in the West Island and helps seniors remain autonomous through programs and services such as Meals on Wheels, classes, and activities for seniors.

Volunteer West Island is seeking potential board members from the West Island community (an average of 35-50 volunteer-hours per year).

The ideal candidate possesses experience in accounting, education, or community non-profit work. He or she is committed to the vision and mission of Volunteer West Island and able to represent VWI well, respecting confidentiality.

For confidential consideration of your application, please forward a copy of your C.V., including volunteer experience, by email to director@volunteerwestisland.org or by fax to (514) 457-9677.

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Pharmascience Morris Goodman Community Partnerships Day Celebrated in Collaboration with Volunteer West Island

Another successful Community Partnership Day for Pharmascience volunteers – their 9th!   This annual event has been organized, since its inception in 2011 in honour of the birthday of company’s founder, Morris Goodman, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Recruitment Program.

The 2019 Morris Goodman Partnership Community Partnership Day was again coordinated at the company level by Public Affairs & Communications Coordinator Romy Jedwab, Corporate Events Manager Laila Romeo, and the Public Affairs & Communications Department team. 

Over 250 employee-volunteers went out into the community, offering their assistance and enthusiasm to a wide variety of local non-profit organizations in the West Island, Montreal, and surrounding areas where they were once again warmly welcomed.


Let’s do lunch – Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels!

 Meals on Wheels, a volunteer-driven program, supplies hot, nutritious meals to home-bound or isolated seniors, and to those with reduced autonomy.

More volunteers are needed to continue to offer our growing list of clients this essential service; many rely on the program in order to remain in their own homes. 

We need help one morning a month, on Tuesday or Thursday, in the Pierrefonds and Dollard-Des-Ormeaux kitchens.  Individuals and rotating corporate teams welcome.  No experience necessary.      

  • Teams of cooks – prepare meals at MOW Kitchen in St. Barnabas Church, or at the DDO Civic Centre from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
  • Drivers/deliverers – from 10:30 AM to noon in Pierrefonds

 

Please contact Volunteer West Island (514) 457-5445 #226 for information or to volunteer.

 September 2019                            

UPS and Cummins Volunteers Make a Difference at The Teapot!

At what has become an annual tradition, enthusiastic volunteers from Cummins and UPS teamed up once again to celebrate Thanksgiving at The Teapot 50+ Centre in Lachine.

This was truly a team effort, organized at the company level by Rafik Morcos, UPS Customer Solutions Director, and Kimberly Donato, Synchronized Business Planning Leader, Cummins, and at the local community level by Teapot Volunteer Support Coordinator Theresa Guihan, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Recruitment program.

The Teapot, a popular, volunteer-driven community organization for seniors provides members with a variety of activities and special events such as the recent Thanksgiving Lunch which featured delicious home-cooked food.  UPS and Cummins volunteers prepared and served the meal, as well as doing the set up and post-event clean-up, thus enabling the Teapot staff to circulate and socialize with their guests.

The enthusiastic assistance of volunteers from UPS and Cummins, both corporate partners of Volunteer West Island and long-time supporters of The Teapot, certainly added to the enjoyment and gave everyone a lot to be thankful for!

With teamwork, everyone wins!

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Seniors Café

2019 SCHEDULE

The Seniors Café is held once a month Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2019

September 11

October 9

November 13

December 11

VOLUNTEER WEST ISLAND

1, rue de l’Église

 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, H9X 1W4

Space is limited and reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Please call

                                               514-457-5445 Ext. 231

 August 2019