These days it is easy to become discouraged and sad about the state of the world when we read or watch the news. However, if we look beyond the headlines, there are many good news stories about everyday people working to help make the world a better place.
I want to share one of those stories from my hometown of Toronto and offer a standing ovation to NEW CIRCLES founder Cindy Blakely and her dedicated staff of volunteers. September is going to be a special month for them!
Here’s the NEW CIRCLES newsletter, so you can be properly introduced. Next week I will add more to the story … with pleasure!
Take a moment, when you can, to click on their link and add to the “likes” on their Facebook page today. Feel free to spread the word and then post about folks in your community doing good work. It’s one way we can help pay it forward.
September Strong starts today!
Dear friends and supporters,
As you may know, New Circles is the “little engine that could”, a powerhouse agency driven by hundreds of volunteers, donated clothing and financial support from a caring community. Last year, we distributed 200,000 items of clothing helping over 25,000 people, many of whom are new to Canada, to meet their immediate needs, make new connections and move forward with their lives.
This month, we are launching September Strong, a social media campaign to raise awareness about the wide range of programs at New Circles and expand our circle of support. We hope you will help us to spread the word.
It’s easy, just “like us” on Facebook and share our updates with your friends. Each day we will post new content created just for this campaign. Learn about our Seniors Mobile Mall, volunteer programs, friendship circles and so much more. Our goal is to reach 350 likes by the end of the month. And don’t miss “Cindy’s Corner” – a video series profiling our founder Cindy Blakely.
Today, we’re kicking off September Strong with a video “Helping Hands”,created by New Circles volunteer Georgina Graham, a third year English/film student at Bishop’s University. [Click here to watch video.]
Please join us in spreading the word. With your help, we can build strong and caring communities where everyone has access to basic necessities.
Stay September Strong,
The New Circles team