Volunteer of The Year Award!

Please see the press release below! If you know an amazing volunteer who meets the criteria below nominate themselves or you 🙂

Also, check out www.lifewithababy.com while you are at it!

VAUGHAN, May 30, 2012— Healthy Start Healthy Future is pleased to announce its  new Life With A Baby Volunteer Of The Year award, which will recognize   dedicated community volunteers who have a significant impact on the  lives of children 0-6 years old and/or their parents. Three award  recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: impact,  reach, and communities served. The prizes include over $2000 in cash and a new iPad.

As a volunteer based organization we know It takes a very special and  wonderful type of person to commit to helping others when there is  nothing in it for them.  We want to salute their efforts!

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted- “Aesop”

Nominate yourself or someone  you know who and help us salute volunteerism in Canada. For more information and to enter visit: https://www.facebook.com/LifeWithABaby/app_360445997355351

This contest is sponsored by Head Start For Baby, a not for profit  organization dedicated to providing information for families related to  education, budgeting, and financial planning through all stages of life.

About Life With A Baby: Since 2009, the Life With A Baby volunteer based program has supported  over 2,600 families. In the latest evaluative study regarding LWAB’s  performance, the findings revealed that ‘peer support’ and an increase  in social networks were ranked the highest and most important among the  benefits participants received from the program. Participants claimed  that the LWAB program “helped to decrease feelings of isolation by  increasing their social network and providing activities to attend  outside of the house.” Of equal importance is the fact that LWAB’s use  of it’s online community also “helped to keep participants connected and involved in the community.”

LWAB is a three-tiered support-system that offers: 1. Local, community-based social events where parents may build relationships with their peers; 2. Online support and interactive open forums for communication among members; 3. Multi-lingual parenting programs with a focus on peer-support.

For more information, please contact: Claire Kerr-Zlobin, Executive Director Healthy Start, Healthy Future 416-833-3860 info@lifewithababy.com

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