Volunteer Markham (VM) is a charity that inspires, informs and connects volunteers with the organizations that need them.
I am a board member of VM and I am raising money for the charity by participating in Scotiabank’s Marathon… although walking instead of running! The Marathon provides charities like ours with a proven platform for fundraising, and all monies raised through our pledges goes directly to Volunteer Markham.
Like many charities, VM’s financial situation has been seriously impacted by the pandemic, and our programs are in jeopardy. Some examples of our work in Markham and broader York Region include:
- Growing our Youth Team which has resulted in helping 2,000 students to find over 10,000 hours of volunteering opportunities annually
- Working with United Way and other GTA Volunteer Centres in a "Covid Recovery Initiative” sourcing volunteers to support several essential services
- Working in partnership with PinkCars.ca, to help seniors to book and travel to their vaccination appointments
I will be conducting my walk “virtually” in October, and hope you can help us out with this important charity.
Thanks in advance for your consideration!
VM helps build a stronger, more thoughtful community through innovative programs that inspire, inform and connect volunteers with organizations that need them. Founded in 1974, VM welcomes you to explore and build connections with your community. Our door is always open and our family are mostly volunteers. Help us help the community by joining our team or donating. Every dollar matters.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Oct 04||Noah Z||$200.00|
|Oct 04||Andrew and Kayley||$18.00|
|Sep 20||Judy Zon||Undisclosed amount|