On September 15th, Lorne, Clayton and I joined close to 60 volunteers at the TD Tree Days planting event here in Moncton, New Brunswick. We were asked to share our experience and some more information about this fabulous program.
There are so many organizations in our community, and some are more well known than others. Today I want to share an organization that helps our homeless and at risk youth in Greater Moncton. Youth Impact Jeunesse Inc. offers support to youth through many services, including housing, education, life skills, social skills, work readiness, counseling, food, clothing and so much more!
This post is sponsored as part of a partnership with Cuso International. As always, all opinions are my own.
This time 5 years ago, I was awaiting the arrival of Clayton. His due date was Dec 25th, 2012. My pregnancy had been amazing, as was my pregnancy with my oldest boy, 9 1/2 years earlier. Honestly, the only fear I had going into the week he was due, was hoping for good weather. Guess what!?! He arrived late, on December 30th, in the middle of a snow storm! Our neighbour helped dig us out, flagged down a plow and the city plow helped us get to the main road. We arrived at the hospital with only minutes to spare, he was born 20 minutes after arriving.
Here in Canada, we’re fortunate to have access to amazing facilities, doctors, midwives and other health professionals. Mother’s in other parts of the World are not so lucky.
In countries like Ethiopia, that isn’t always the case. In Pawe, a small community in rural Ethiopia, mothers like Abeba have their babies in health centres that aren’t equipped for unexpected circumstances. Simple challenges that seem like a small hiccup in the labour process here, can lead to tragedy. The health professionals don’t always have specialized training, and infection and life threatening complications are common.
~ Cuso International
Giving Back – Warm Pants For Christmas Judy Brander has been giving back to the community for years, she uses her coupon savvy, cooking skills and whatever she can to help….and she was at it again this holiday season! She started a campaign to raise funds to purchase 100 pairs of warm thermal pants for our … Read more
C103’s Community Santa recipient, Jackie, reached out to the Moncton Coupon Lady…here’s what happened: C103 fm Moncton, a local radio station is running an awesome contest this holiday season! They are giving callers $100 to give back in the community. If you are the lucky caller each day, you will be challenged to use … Read more