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EDSW gives back to the community

  Posted on: October 5, 2017

Doug Knowles, Airini, Dian Henderson, and Saskia Stinson at Pit Stop.

On Sunday, October 2, 2017, faculty and staff from the Faculty of Education and Social Work gathered at the United Church to volunteer for the People in Transition (PIT Stop) program. Inspired by the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, and motivated to continue spreading the Orange Shirt Day message that “every child matters,” a dozen faculty and staff members — many with partners and children in tow — worked together over the course of the day to plan, prepare, and serve over 150 meals for marginalized or street-entrenched members of the Kamloops community. They chose to dedicate the day to the memory of TRU Vice-President Advancement Christopher Seguin, whose service to the community and commitment to helping feed the hungry, particularly children, had a tremendous impact on our city. EDSW is inspired to extend this “Every Child Matters” day into an annual tradition, and plans to gather together at PIT Stop on the first Sunday of each October. To find out more about, and volunteer with, PIT Stop, please contact Rick at pitstop@kamloopsunited.ca.

     

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