Over the next few months, Lacombe and District FCSS will be on a mission to give back to the community and return the favour.
They have launched their “team day” initiative. Each month, one staff member will choose a community project that the entire staff can all help with. So far they are two projects in.
“The first project we had was a work bee at our Clive FCSS office,” said Crystal Zens, executive director at Lacombe and District FCSS. “Other initiatives will take on throughout the year include helping with the Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie week and planting flowers at the senior’s lodge.”
They also walked around Cranna Lake hanging bird feeder bells on April 7. Next month they will get the community gardens in Lacombe ready.
“Our new community day projects are a fun way to give back to a community that so generously supports us. The purpose is to impact our community in a meaningful, hands-on way. Community service is an important part of our daily mission and putting our hearts and hands to work for a project that each teammate chooses is helping us grow as a team and walk the talk,” said Zens.
Lacombe and District FCSS is also still accepting applications from families that need assistance through the “Spring Fill a Fridge” program.
“Due to the generous donations received from the “Christmas Fill a Fridge” program, we are able to assist families & individuals at this time,” said Zens.
Applications are available online, in-office and at partnering community offices, Clive FCSS, Town of Bentley, Alix and Area Community Resource Centre and online at lacombefcss.net/apply-now/spring-fillafridge.
“Giving back to our community spreads positivity and revitalizes our team at the same time. We highly recommend it. Only a few hours a month giving back to our amazing city can make a big difference,” said Zens.