Community

Adopt-a-Block receives funding from Vancity to increase local clean-ups

Adopt-A-Block program coordinator Kristin Parsons (second from right) and AAB board member Doyle Clifton (far right), accept $3,520 from Vancity
Adopt-A-Block program coordinator Kristin Parsons (second from right) and AAB board member Doyle Clifton (far right), accept $3,520 from Vancity's Louise Pochailo (far left), senior coordinator, Vancity community project grants program, assistant branch manager Matt Pusic, and branch manager Grace Saris (centre).
— image credit: Submitted photo

The Mission Adopt-a-Block Society received a $3,520 grant from Vancity through its community project program.

This grant will be put towards the annual spring and fall clean-ups to help increase community involvement and cover additional hot spots in Mission.

The funding will allow Adopt-A-Block to expand its clean-ups, and provide more opportunities for Mission non-profits to raise money via the annual events.

More than 140 family households and over 25 community groups have committed to regular clean-ups of their neighborhood and other selected areas.

Vancity's community project grants program funds endeavours that support cooperative principles and practices, social justice and financial inclusion, and environmental sustainability.

For more information visit missionadoptablock.com/volunteers.htm.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Amateur photographer of the year contest winners announced
 
Chamber of Commerce plans fully escorted trips to China
 
Toy Run set for Oct. 20
One last holdup on B.C. railway tracks
 
Man dies in Lougheed Highway accident
 
Rush-hour chaos at Qayqayt calmed
Former South Surrey agent’s arrest makes international headlines
 
Windows of Hope returns
 
AROUND TOWN: Cars on show

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.