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Hands is major beneficiary of new “Give Where You Live” initiative

Posted on: June 25th, 2013

On Friday June 21, 2013 the North Bay and Area Community Foundation launched its Give Where You Live (GWYL) campaign to help support not-for-profit and charitable organizations in the community.

Give Where You Live will be raising funds through point-of-sale micro-donations at the partnered local businesses to support and strengthen North Bay and Area’s local charities and not-for-profits. All money raised stays in the local North Bay and Nipissing Area.

GWYL will be supporting five beneficiaries, one major and four minor beneficiaries each year of the program. For 2013-2014, the major beneficiary will be Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca.

Representatives from Hands attend official launch of GWYL

Official Launch of GWYL at Burrows

Mayor Al McDonald at official launch of GWYL

For more information, including which businesses have partnered with GWYL, please visit: www.gwyl.ca.


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Walk-In Counseling Clinic Summer Hours: 11am-6pm

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

Hands’ Walk-In Counseling Clinic will continue to operate throughout the summer with reduced hours. Starting July 2nd, the Clinic will be open every Tuesday from 11:00am to 6:00pm with the last appointment at 4:30pm at Hands’ 222 Main St. E. North Bay office.

Our Walk-In Counseling Clinic is available to children, youth, parents and families so come in and see us!

For more information call 1-800-668-8555.

Scotiabank Presents ‘Great Beginnings’ with Cheque

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

Scotiabank picture June 2013


Thanks to The Parry Sound Beacon for capturing this cheque presentation from Scotiabank to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca’s Great Beginning Program.

Thank you to Scotiabank for all of your support!

I’m With the B.A.N.D. wristbands: proceeds to Hands and Kids Help Phone

Posted on: June 12th, 2013
Susan Gilroy (Kids Help Phone), Jeffrey Hawkins (Hands), Mitch Belanger (102 FM the Fox)

Susan Gilroy (Kids Help Phone), Jeffrey Hawkins (Hands), Mitch Belanger (102 FM the Fox)

The latest anti bullying initiative in the area has been launched. A partnership has been formed between Rogers Radio North Bay, The Northgate Shopping Centre, Kids Help Phone and Hands The Family Help Network. Funds raised from sales of Band wristbands sold at the Northgate Shopping Centre will benefit Hands and Kids Help Phone. Jeffrey Hawkins is the Executive Director of Hands. He says the funds will help but this is about awareness too. He says 64 per cent of kids say they’re being bullied and all people have to stand up and say it’s not okay. Susan Gilroy of Kids Help Phone says they hear about bullying a lot from the youth that call in. She says the issues behind the bullying cover a wide range of things that often result in bullying. – Courtesy of Rogers Radio.

Wristbands can be purchased from the Customer Service Kiosk at the Northgate Shopping Centre for only $2.00 each! Show your support by wearing your wristband and starting the conversation!

Autism Ontario – Blue Jays Game August 10th

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

Autism Ontario invites children with autism and their families to enjoy a Jr. Jays Blue Jays Game against the Oakland Athletics. Jr. Jays Saturdays offer a number of exciting activities for children before, during, and after the game.

Full details
Saturday August 10th, 2013
Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Registration opens Monday June 17th, 2013 at 9 am and closes when full.
Click here to register or http://august10bluejays.eventbrite.ca/

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