Can you spare just one hour?

For personal fulfilment we believe everyone benefits when you give a little something back—to help wherever there’s a need.

To the Editor,

This being the last year of the Turning 2000 Project we thought those who may not have their New Year’s Resolutions firmly in place might be interested in our proposal.

For personal fulfilment, and the good of society, we believe everyone benefits when you give a little something back—to help wherever there’s a need.

In 1984, with the turn of the 21st century in mind, we also thought Canadians and Canada might put our best foot forward by showing the world what can be done by working together. Coming of age in a new millennium, and remembering the sacrifices of those before us, while aspiring to the hopes and dreams humankind holds dear. These were our heady goals, and to our pleasure a simple solution presented itself.

As a fond farewell then, this project ending, we’d like to invite one and all to join with us in 2015 by making a new year’s resolution to give “an hour a month to the community organization of your choice”.

You can add that hour up any way you like, there are no rules. Over a year you may wish to give several afternoons to charities, or perhaps mix in a few hour’s wages to make up whatever you couldn’t fit in by way of volunteering.

Over time you’ll be amazed how much good can come from each hour, from each of us giving just a little of ourselves.

We guarantee you will feel happy to have made a difference, and that our communities will be better for it.

Laurie Gourlay & Jackie Moad,

Van. Island & Coast Conservation Society

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