Circle of Love Community Outreach is excited to invite you to our community awareness event! This event will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, at the Ajax Public Library. Please allow us to tell you our story, and what we intend to do in the GTA.
Our President’s name is Jean Henry, and she has a counselling practice in Durham and the GTA. She has lived in Durham for the last 23 years, and specifically Whitby for the past 13 years. Jean immigrated to this country and worked very hard to earn her Ph. D in counselling and she also became an ordained Minister while raising a family of 4 children, so she can appreciate the challenges of getting established and achieving success in Canada. Due to the passion that Jean has for our community & hurting people, she branched out her practice with a charitable organization, called Circle of Love Community Outreach (COLCO) registered with Canada Revenue Agency in 2012.
Having spent the last 6 years feeding the homeless downtown on a monthly basis & helping impoverished families, this year COLCO would like to commence new programs in the Durham community. We plan to provide various social alternatives for at-risk youth, including drop-in athletics, visual and musical art related activities and provide an after school meal program for underprivileged youth, expanding our programs as necessary. We intend to help improve the behavioral patterns of these at-risk youth by creating stable environments for them to socialize and learn in and by helping them develop goals and complete character building exercises, we expect that these youth will be able to graduate from high school and apply to colleges or university to make a positive impact in our society. For the youth that excel in the program, we intend to accelerate their development by including them in other COLCO ventures such as building student mentors/leaders to connect with the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, to further develop their leadership skills. We expect that the students that we work with will have a positive impact in their schools, families, and society.
COLCO is committed to building stronger families, and a stronger community.
We have had extensive experience working with mentally & physically disabled children, and although they are not the prototypical student we are looking to aid, their involvement in the program is crucial to our success. We want our students to work and socialize with all types of people in an effort to develop stronger leaders. We intend to focus our efforts to create the most inclusive and all-encompassing program possible.
Please join us on April 18th, 2015, at the Ajax public library at 55 Hardwood Ave S at 6:30 pm, for an evening of dining and music, where we will share more details of the COLCO plan. You can R.S.V.P. by March 25th on the Punchbowl e-invitation that you will receive separately within a few days. Attendance is free, however a donation of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Although the site is currently under maintenance, for more information on the founder, and the type of work and fundraising we do, please feel free to visit www.mycircleoflove.ca
The COLCO Fundraising Team