Over 300 high school students from seven different schools participated in the 6th Annual United Way Youth Day of Caring® as a kickoff to BC Youth Week on Wednesday, May 1.
Students spent their morning from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. volunteering at different non-profit organizations in Barriere and Kamloops, completing activities such as painting a garden shed, planting flowers, and cleaning a para-transit bus.
Barriere Secondary students weeded and cleaned up plantings in the District of Barriere ball parks area, and also helped out at Barriere House on Carlstrom Road washing windows and vinyl siding, and also cleaning gutters. Barriere House manager Terry Johnson said, “This is great that the students have come to help.”
Volunteer projects were followed by a celebratory barbecue lunch at the Barriere ball diamonds sponsored by Urban Systems Foundation.
BCLC is a long-time supporter of United Way and their community efforts and is a corporate sponsor for the Day of Caring® initiative.
United Way works to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. United Way affects change in three focus areas: all that kids can be, poverty to possibility, and strong communities.