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Archives for: November 2016 (5 posts)
Returning Friends
November 24, 2016 @ 9:57 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I continue to be amazed at how community members can disappear from Oasis and then reappear months and even years later. One of the stalwarts for Oasis for years was Terry. His steady presence kept the food bank operating smoothly through all kind ... [read full post]

Another Drop in the Ocean
November 19, 2016 @ 6:54 AM by: Richard Steinecke

You take your victories where you can get them. Paolo (not his real name) came to the community dinner a few weeks ago carrying a lot of stuff. He was upset. His usual friendly greeting was replaced with “life sucks!” He had been evict ... [read full post]

Child Poverty Report Released
November 15, 2016 @ 4:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke


Our Food Bank is open during school hours so we don’t see a lot of children. However, many parents do bring their pre-schoolers along. They are always a delight to see and the volunteers and community members gravitate towards ... [read full post]

Skill Development
November 11, 2016 @ 10:21 AM by: Richard Steinecke

In the last few weeks we have been delighted to have Dee doing a school placement with us at Oasis. This week I met with her and her supervisor to review the tasks she is doing. Dee is very agreeable and has been happy to do anything that needs do ... [read full post]

Washing Dishes and Cultural Awareness
November 6, 2016 @ 7:07 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It was drummed into my head as a child that you should not leave the water running; our well could go dry. This was reinforced as an adult as being bad for the environment as clean drinking water is a precious commodity. So when I saw some of our ... [read full post]

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