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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 [...]

19 11, 2014

Anne Chery, Blue Doors Volunteer highlighted in City Life Magazine

November 19th, 2014|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Download the print-friendly PDF here. After retiring from a career in health services, Anne Chery, 63, followed in her family’s altruistic footsteps by volunteering her time in the donations room at Blue Door Shelters, a safe haven for women, men and children who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes. As the only family shelter in York Region, Blue Door had to turn away 5,845 individuals last year due to a lack of available beds, says United Way York Region. What motivated you to become a volunteer? "I grew up in a family where it was just [...]