Graham Volunteers at the YMCA Child Development Centre!

Oct 31 2017

The Graham Corporate HSEQ group traded their safety vests in for aprons and cleaning supplies to support the YMCA Child Development Centre in Quarry Park early in October. The team spent their hours cleaning and tidying various areas of the facility, including the play room and the kitchen, as well as helping with food preparation of future healthy meals for the children in the YMCA’s care.

“We’re extremely grateful for this support as the cleanliness of our space and nourishment of some of our smallest YMCA participants is critical to their well-being and overall YMCA experience,” says Colleen Smith, Fund Development Coordinator at the YMCA. “Another dedicated group of volunteers from Graham will be helping assemble furniture at the new Shane Homes YMCA child care centre in Rocky Ridge this December, which opens to the public on January 15, 2018. Thank you for your support Graham!”

Nat Daly, Occupational Health Coordinator, Megan Delorey, HSE Coordinator, Kaylah Bassey-Charles, HSEQ Administrator, Connie Riar, HSE Manager, and Mike Court, VP, HSEQ, rolled-up their sleeves and worked together to shine up the facility and prepare healthy food, ensuring employees had the opportunity to focus on what they do best – developing the minds of young children!

“Community Investment has always been an important part of the culture at Graham,” says Nat Daly. “The YMCA is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to Calgarians, including child care and development programs. Volunteering our time to help lighten the financial burden of those services makes a positive impact on our communities. It was also a great team building opportunity for our group!”

The YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to fostering physical, mental and social development of children through a unique play-based curriculum and accommodates more than 300 Calgary kids. For more information on how to volunteer or make a gift to YMCA Calgary contact Colleen Smith at colleen.smith@calgary.ymca.ca.