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I finally made it home - I don’t know about you folks but those exams felt never ending! I am thrilled to be home - I have been reunited with lots of the people I have missed over the school year (not to mention my dog too!) I started this summer jumping back into work! For those of you still getting to know me, I am a workaholic! I returned to my previous summer job, working at a pool company in Burlington, Ontario called Mirage Pool and Spa.
Upon my return, I was stoked to hear that Mirage Pool and Spa had visions of getting more involved with our local community. To kick off the season our team held a Spring Sale April 29th and 30th. At this event, we were selling raffle tickets for pool prizes, where 100% of the proceeds went to support the Halton Women’s Place - an organization providing shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused women and their dependent children and is dedicated to ending violence against women and their children.
Despite some unanticipated weather set backs, we had a great turn out! With a jumpy castle on site and a fired up BBQ, families from all over the city came out to support us. It was amazing to see the support from all ages in the community. By the end of the event, Mirage Pool and Spa donated a $600 cheque from the profits of the raffles and $1900 in prizes for the cause! I couldn’t wait to write this blog. I mean- I just got home and there is already so much positivity!
Our team at Mirage was excited to share their feelings regarding the partnership with Halton Women’s Place.
Neive, Store Associate - “It was an awesome day. I enjoyed working with the volunteers from Halton Women’s Place. The volunteers were engaging and excited to be part of our event. It was nice to see so much support from our community. I am glad I had the opportunity to be part of such a great cause and I look forward to participating in other volunteer opportunities in the future!”
Colin Jessome, General Manager - “We wanted to support a group that is part of our community. Our customers are families that are passionate about these organizations and we felt it was important to help advocate for the women at the Halton Women’s Place.”
Terry Jepson, President and Co-Owner - “At Mirage Pools we are all about supporting the community. The community is what helps support us. We felt that the Halton Women’s Place is an organization that helps those who are vulnerable in our community. We want nothing more than to see the individuals in our community succeed in a safe and supportive environment.”
For more information on the Halton Women’s Place, and ways to get involved click this link: http://haltonwomensplace.com/contact-us/volunteering/
For more information and pictures of the Mirage Pool and Spa event check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mirage-Pool-Spa-304187103022890/
Mirage is excited to continue its involvement and support with this organization and more to come! I have to say I am grateful I have the opportunity to see the goodness in my community at home, at school, and at work.
I encourage those of you who are reading to try and see the goodness in your environments! Your volunteer work is not limited to outside those settings! I invite you all to reach out if you would like advice on how to bring volunteer opportunities to your workplace- I would love to help. If you are currently supporting an organization and/or cause I would love to hear about it! Comment on this blog post or reach out to me via social media.
What a wonderful world we live in! Excited for all the new opportunities this summer will hold.