Genesis House (GH) received $13,000 through the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) funded by the Government of Canada for a project directly related to COVID restrictions. Normally, a large part of the GH program is staff mentoring women in the kitchen. Due to COVID, families are not allowed in the kitchen and multi family style dining is also not allowed. Because of changes in policy and procedure to safely provide meals and snacks for GH residential families, GH can now hire staff to assist with meal prep, cooking, and clean up. This will allow families to eat safely in shifts. Thank you Genesis House for the loving care offered to your clients and for all the good work you do in the community. L-R Bob McCulloch MAF, Ang Braun GH, Robert Friesen MAF.
Many Hands Resource Centre (MHRC) received $14,000 through the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) funded by the Government of Canada for a project directly related to COVID restrictions. MHRC will provide vouchers to use at the Morden Farmer’s Market (MFM) to access fresh and local product. The MHRC regular meal programs that provide families access to meals have been suspended due to COVID. MHRC plans to help fill that gap by providing vouchers to use at MFM. By using these vouchers locally, this program will also support the vendors whose livelihood has been impacted by the pandemic. Families will be given the dignity to choose what they wish to purchase as opposed to a voucher being provided for a specific product. See MHRC’s booth at the MFM for more information. Thank you Many Hands Resource Centre for this exciting, impactful project and for all the good work you do in the community. L-R MAF Chair Allison Braun, MHRC Pres Natasha Doerksen, Bob McCulloch MAF, Robert Friesen MAF, MHRC Director Hannah Drudge.
Morden Adult Education Centre (MAEC) received $13,000 through the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) funded by the Government of Canada for a project directly related to COVID restrictions. Due to COVID social distancing and space limitations, the MAEC will add an outdoor learning space to continue to provide essential childecare for students working to attain their Manitoba High School Diploma. The learning centre added is a small building powered with heat and lights as shelter from cold and heat for children while still gaining the developmental benefits of outdoor play in every season. MAEC will provide outdoor clothing for the children whose families usually cannot afford to have quality outdoor gear. Due to sanitation requirements, a washer and dryer are required to clean clothing daily and will be located inside the main centre, Through this project, MAEC will be able to continue to support families mental well being as they seek further education, as well as support their young chidren’s early literacy, numeracy, and developmental needs.Thank you Morden Adult Education Centre for the care and assistance offered to your students and for all the good work you do for the community. L-R MAEC Director Todd Folkett, MAEC CDC Coordinator Karen Wowk, MAF Executive Director Lynda Lambert.