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April 20 , 2020
To Our Community:

SOURCES will continue to do our best to deliver our essential social services, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of community are taken care of while maintaining the health, safety and wellness of our dedicated staff and volunteer team.

To provide help and hope to the increasing number of people who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched a fundraising campaign:
 
Comfort and Care during COVID-19. 

Our intent is to apply funds raised strategically to areas of critical need.  Your donations will allow us to meet the growing demand for services including:

Sources Food Banks (White Rock/South Surrey and Langley) - address increased community need for food and essential supplies (e.g. diapers and pet food) as well as the increased complexity and cost of food packaging and distribution.

Sources Housing and Advocacy Services (including Rent Bank) - prevent homelessness for increasingly vulnerable community members including those who are newly at risk due to the COVID-19 crisis; and support essential service triage, navigation, and case management at a time when barriers to service are greater than ever.

Sources Volunteer Services
  • Shop By Phone - provide grocery shopping services to isolated community members who are not able to leave their homes to access food and household essentials.
  • Volunteer Wheels - provide transportation to urgent medical appointments for seniors with mobility challenges.
Sources Counselling Services
  • DiscoverY - Free short-term counselling for youth/young adults aged 15-25. No referral required.
  • Trauma Counselling - Provides individual/group counselling support to people impacted by trauma.
  • Other Counselling - Offers individual, couple, family and group counselling for a variety of topics.
SOURCES has been promoting social wellness for our community since 1978. Your generous gift will support individuals to access multiple services during the pandemic, from home as much as possible, so that they can better protect themselves and their loved ones from infection while also keeping our essential services running and our staff and volunteers safe.

Thank you for providing comfort and care to our community.


 
HOW TO DONATE
 

BY PHONE
ONLINE
BY MAIL
604-531-6226
882 Maple St.
White Rock, B.C.
V4B 4M2

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For victims of domestic or interpersonal violence... For families with kids at home... For people who want to volunteer...



With more people staying at home, instances of domestic and interpersonal violence have increased. In response, Sources Trauma Counselling Program has launched a confidential telephone line for victims: 604-541-4826

Leave a message and a trauma counsellor will respond within 24 hours (Monday-Friday). Learn More
Are you looking for fun activities to keep your kids occupied while staying home?  

Sources Infant Development Program has compiled a list of activities for you to do with your children! 

New activities will be added over time.
Visit our website to see them all!

Do you want to volunteer to support vulnerable people in our communities during the COVID-19 crisis? 

BC211 and United Way have launched portals to connect volunteers with individuals and organizations in need. Please visit their websites to find current opportunities to help.
Let us applaud for SOURCES' volunteers!

National Volunteer Week is here and f rom coast-to-coast, Canadians are celebrating the commitment and generosity of its own: our almost 13 million volunteers. 

Here at home, SOURCES is indebted to the scores of volunteers who keep our communities safe, healthy and connected. During this public health crisis, volunteers have stepped up to keep SOURCES' essential services operating and, when necessary, have stayed home for the sake of their health and others. Volunteers keep their neighbours' cupboards stocked with food through our Food Banks and Grocery Shopping programs. Volunteers keep healthcare accessible by driving seniors to urgent medical appointments and providing free dental work. Volunteers keep government benefits flowing by providing free income tax filing. Volunteers open the doors of a safe haven for women to come together. Volunteers fundraise to keep much needed programs sustainable. Volunteers connect people asking for help and break down barriers.

Volunteers ask not "What do you want me to do?" but ask "What MORE can I do?"

This week, April 19-25, and every day thereafter, we encourage you to cheer loudly and proudly for all volunteers, here at SOURCES and across Canada.

To our fellow volunteers, you continue to support SOURCES in ways that have long lasting rippling effects. You believe in us and, more importantly, in the strength of empowerment and cooperation. 

From us to you: Thank you.

Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Poon, Manager of Charitable Partnerships/Communications
email  tkwong@sourcesbc.ca  |  phone   604-542-7593