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Archives for: June 2018 (6 posts)
Matter of Fact
June 23, 2018 @ 5:40 AM by: Richard Steinecke

“I have lived in a shelter before”. The statement was made with such calmness that I was taken aback. Three months ago this community member had told me that he was being evicted so that renovations could be made to his rooming house. ... [read full post]

Laugher in the Morning
June 19, 2018 @ 5:07 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Whenever I talk to a volunteer at Oasis and ask them why they keep coming? Often, theresponse is the same. We are happy to help. We are part of a family. I watched with admiration this week as two volunteers who had been away for a while were welc ... [read full post]

Spanish and Coffee
June 11, 2018 @ 2:09 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Spanish and coffee. What do the two have in common? When you grow up in an Anglophone country, English is the language of instruction. So, I learnt English in school, and speak it fluently both at home and at work. At Oasis, I met diversity. I met ... [read full post]

Revealing One's Personality
June 9, 2018 @ 5:54 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Staffing a display table at Assembly (the annual conference for Canadian Baptists from central Canada) revealed a lot about the personalities of our staff and volunteers. First it divulged that our Women’s Director is known and loved by ever ... [read full post]

Refilling the Pantry
June 4, 2018 @ 4:57 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Last week we just about cleaned out the cupboard at our food bank. We had very few supplies left as we start into the lean summer months. By divine provenance, the Meeting House was just then holding a food drive and the Oasis Dufferin Community C ... [read full post]

What is Your Reason for Doing This?
June 3, 2018 @ 5:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Organizations like Oasis, that rely on volunteers, study why volunteers come. There are many studies that identify the benefits of volunteering for the volunteers themselves. And there are lot including improved physical, psychological, cognitive ... [read full post]

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