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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 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 [...]

14 05, 2014

Social service workers honoured at Bhayana Family Foundation Awards

May 14th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Read the full article at yorkregion.com. Download the print-friendly PDF here. Frontline York Region social service workers were recognized for their dedicated efforts at the second annual Bhayana Family Foundation Awards in Vaughan Friday. Three outstanding individuals and one team from United Way York Region partner agencies were honoured at Vaughan City Hall. The foundation identifies and awards social service workers for their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, and team achievement. Each winner received a cash prize of $1,000, made possible thanks to the generosity of Madan and Raksha M. Bhayana. The foundation has sponsored these awards with United Way [...]