UBC Okanagan students give up Reading Week to GIVE BACK

February 16, 2018 (Kelowna, BC) – This past week, UBC Okanagan students once again generously volunteered time during their reading week break to help local charities through the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® Program. More than 55 students coordinated by the UBC Okanagan Student Experience Office donated over 200 hours of time in total.

Students show off their GIVE BACK t-shirts at the Living Positive Resource Centre

Participating non-profit organizations that received help were: CMHA Kelowna, Boys and Girls Clubs – Lake Country and Downtown Youth Centre, Gospel Mission, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Living Positive Resource Centre, MCC Thrift Store, Pathways Abilities Society, and YMCA. Projects included indoor cleaning, painting, event support and resource kit creation.




About the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring®:

The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® is a unique opportunity for employee, student or other volunteer groups to support local non-profit organizations by completing a project that the non-profit might not otherwise have the manpower or resources for. United Way coordinates the projects by matching up the charities with the volunteer teams. Last year, Pushor Mitchell Lawyers came on board as the Day of Caring sponsor and will host their 2nd year at the Spring Community Day of Caring May 4, 2018.

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Photo Release – UBCO Reading Week Day of Caring_Feb16

For more information about the Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring program

For more information on the UBC Okanagan Student Experience Office, visit: http://students.ok.ubc.ca/student-experience/welcome.html