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24 02, 2015

Blue Door’s Kevin Kennedy Receives 2014 Doug E. Lear Award

February 24th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Read the full article at United Way Toronto & York Region. Download the print-friendly PDF here. The Doug E. Lear Award, sponsored by Allstate Canada, is handed out annually at United Way of York Region’s Spirit Awards ceremony during our signature Celebration event. In memory of a dedicated and exemplary community volunteer and long-time Allstate Executive Doug E. Lear, this award honours a volunteer in our region who best exemplifies service to the community in the Human Services field. This year’s Doug E. Lear Award has been given to a man who has devoted much of his life to supporting [...]

22 10, 2014

York Region Youth Shelter celebrates ‘new look’ with open house

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Articles, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Read the full article at United Way Toronto & York Region. Download the print-friendly PDF here. On August 14th, representatives from United Way York Region joined community partners, and staff of York Region Youth Shelter as they collectively celebrated International Youth Day by unveiling the shelter’s newly renovated space. “York Region Youth Shelter is located in a building that is around 100 years old,” states Alex Cheng, Shelter Manager, York Region Youth Shelter, Blue Door Shelters. “Our kitchen desperately needed some updates when it came to flooring, and for the convenience of our residents, the common room needed a sink [...]

19 06, 2014

Blue Doors Shelter honours volunteers

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

Read the full article at yorkregion.com. Download the print-friendly PDF here. For 32 years, Blue Door Shelters has been an integral part of our community, providing emergency shelter for the homeless of York Region. As a non-profit organization serving some 1,500 people each year, comprising families, men and youth, the agency reaches out to the community for donations and other assistance. Last week at its annual general meeting in East Gwillimbury, Blue Door executive director Anne Stubley and staff also hosted an inaugural barbecue to thank those individuals and organizations whose support not only helps Blue Door and its clients [...]