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Archives for: July 2018 (6 posts)
A Sense of Community
July 26, 2018 @ 5:54 AM by: Richard Steinecke

This is the second year that Oasis had a table at the Big on Bloor event. We learned from last year and made this year’s table even more inviting to those passing by. We were in almost constant conversation with people throughout the day, co ... [read full post]

Colour Me Impressed
July 24, 2018 @ 6:54 AM by: Richard Steinecke

What a joy it is to see young talent. Our summer students demonstrated amazing skills at the local Big on Bloor street festival last Saturday. Our table raised awareness of Oasis (almost no one knew we existed) and to promote volunteerism. The stu ... [read full post]

The Four E's
July 16, 2018 @ 5:27 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Eagerness. Excitement. Enthusiasm. Exhaustion. These are the three things I associate with summer students. This is the third year that we have had summer students at Oasis. This year we have seven eager recruits. One of them has been here all thr ... [read full post]

A Small Group Making a Huge Impact
July 6, 2018 @ 3:41 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The Old Mill Homechurch is a small group that meets in a living room. I have visited twice and they had about a dozen people there both times. Yet for the last two years they have had a huge impact. They bought bright red Canada bags and passed th ... [read full post]

July 5, 2018 @ 5:53 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Other than food, perhaps the greatest need of our community members is for housing. As our area gentrifies, more and more of our community members are pushed out of their residences and they cannot find anything in the area they can afford. They c ... [read full post]

What Motivates You to Volunteer
July 3, 2018 @ 5:19 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Nelson and I stand behind the tables as community members reach into the baskets, pick an item or two and move on to the next table. Oasis is like a market place on a Wednesday morning..

“I’ve known some of these people for as ... [read full post]

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