Routes Youth Centre collaborates to fundraise — and more

News Nov 24, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Young members of Routes Youth Centre have been doing their part to support the organization by raking leaves for $5 a bag on Thursdays in November.

The annual leaf raking fundraiser hit a bit of snag this month with unfavourable weather, but a group was out for the second time last Thursday at a couple of homes on Rolph Street, off Parkside Avenue.

Routes board chair John Van Vliet said the goal is to raise $1,000. It's one of several fundraising projects youth themselves work on to support the centre with a total annual goal of raising $5,000.

More than that, van Vliet said, the leaf raking fundraiser is about giving back to the community and instilling a work ethic.

"It's collaboration," van Vliet said. "It's Routes staff, Routes board members and youth members."

The group featured several youth, along with board members van Vliet, Warren Oda and Ryan Turner. Youth centre staff Jenna Mitchell and Maleigha Ford were also hard at work helping rake and bag leaves.

Homeowner Chris Allan said he was happy to support "a wonderful organization," and appreciated not having to rake his own leaves after filling 120 bags by himself last year.

The mission of the Routes Youth Centre, based at the Dundas community centre, is to provide a safe place and guidance for youth by building relationships in a safe, social and caring environment.

Routes Youth Centre collaborates to fundraise — and more

Leaf raking aims to raise $1,000

News Nov 24, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Young members of Routes Youth Centre have been doing their part to support the organization by raking leaves for $5 a bag on Thursdays in November.

The annual leaf raking fundraiser hit a bit of snag this month with unfavourable weather, but a group was out for the second time last Thursday at a couple of homes on Rolph Street, off Parkside Avenue.

Routes board chair John Van Vliet said the goal is to raise $1,000. It's one of several fundraising projects youth themselves work on to support the centre with a total annual goal of raising $5,000.

More than that, van Vliet said, the leaf raking fundraiser is about giving back to the community and instilling a work ethic.

"It's collaboration," van Vliet said. "It's Routes staff, Routes board members and youth members."

The group featured several youth, along with board members van Vliet, Warren Oda and Ryan Turner. Youth centre staff Jenna Mitchell and Maleigha Ford were also hard at work helping rake and bag leaves.

Homeowner Chris Allan said he was happy to support "a wonderful organization," and appreciated not having to rake his own leaves after filling 120 bags by himself last year.

The mission of the Routes Youth Centre, based at the Dundas community centre, is to provide a safe place and guidance for youth by building relationships in a safe, social and caring environment.

Routes Youth Centre collaborates to fundraise — and more

Leaf raking aims to raise $1,000

News Nov 24, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Young members of Routes Youth Centre have been doing their part to support the organization by raking leaves for $5 a bag on Thursdays in November.

The annual leaf raking fundraiser hit a bit of snag this month with unfavourable weather, but a group was out for the second time last Thursday at a couple of homes on Rolph Street, off Parkside Avenue.

Routes board chair John Van Vliet said the goal is to raise $1,000. It's one of several fundraising projects youth themselves work on to support the centre with a total annual goal of raising $5,000.

More than that, van Vliet said, the leaf raking fundraiser is about giving back to the community and instilling a work ethic.

"It's collaboration," van Vliet said. "It's Routes staff, Routes board members and youth members."

The group featured several youth, along with board members van Vliet, Warren Oda and Ryan Turner. Youth centre staff Jenna Mitchell and Maleigha Ford were also hard at work helping rake and bag leaves.

Homeowner Chris Allan said he was happy to support "a wonderful organization," and appreciated not having to rake his own leaves after filling 120 bags by himself last year.

The mission of the Routes Youth Centre, based at the Dundas community centre, is to provide a safe place and guidance for youth by building relationships in a safe, social and caring environment.