MacServe: Frost Week


 Warehouse

Looking to become an active member in Hamilton? Want to positively contribute to your community? Come out for MacServe: Frost Week events!

This year will be the very first MacServe Frost Week which focuses on civic engagement within the Hamilton community. The first event is a volunteer placement at Good Shepherd Warehouse, a storage centre and distribution depot for non-perishable food, clothing and other necessities. Good Shepherd assists thousands of Hamiltonians living in poverty, offering a range of emergency and rehabilitative programs such as housing support and various community and counselling services. On Thursday, January 8 from 8:15 am- 1:00 pm, we will be helping them with donations as they are in the process of moving to the new Venture Centre as well as learning about anti-poverty strategies implemented in Hamilton.

Continuing with the theme of poverty eradication and activism in Hamilton, the second event features a guest speaker from the Hamilton’s Speakers Bureau. The Speaker’s Bureau is part of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction that aims to tackle poverty in Hamilton by collaborating with people with various life stories to address one of the most pressing issues in the city. The Roundtable tackles this issue by building an understanding on the need to invest in poverty reduction initiatives through the aspiration of making Hamilton the best place to raise a child. An inspiring speaker with lived experience of poverty and social exclusion will give voice for improvement and development in our community through their personal story. This event will occur in the afternoon of January 8th from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm in Gilmour Hall 110 (meeting room).

Join us for these engaging events and learn more about how you can contribute to the Hamilton community! For more information on these events, contact servicelearning@mcmaster.ca

MacServe: Frost Week Events

Good Shepherd Placement: Thursday, January 8 at 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (meet at Gilmour Hall Rm 110)

Hamilton Speaker’s Bureau: Thursday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Gilmour Hall 110- meeting room)

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