Lucinda S.

Brampton, ON
Nominated by Lucinda Sloley

Volunteered for:

United Achievers' Club

Length of Service:

15 hours per month for 34 years

March 1, 2014

Lucinda along with her husband are founding members of the United Achievers' Club (a non-profit community organization founded in Brampton in 1980). The Club was established to raise the profile and consciousness of the Black and Caribbean community in the wider society and has expanded to include a community services and a Non-Profit Housing Corporation. I have been the President since 2008 and served in numerous roles on the organization's Board including that as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President. In addition to my role as President, I am a Director on the United Achievers' Non-Profit Housing Corporation. I am also involved in all fundraising activities of the organization. In 1999 I commenced volunteering with Peel Manor Home For Senior Citizens. Some of the activities involved feeding residents; participated in craft, bake, book and BBQ sale and worked in the Tuck Shop. I also serve as a Pastoral Visitor of St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church at Peel Manor. In this capacity, I take the residents to the Chapel for Mass; participates in the service by reading Scripture passages and leading in songs and return residents to their home after the service. I also attend when special masses are conducted by the Priest. I am a volunteer with St. Anne's Food Assistance two or three days per month. As a Food Assistance Volunteer, I record information provided by the clients and provide them with food vouchers.
I also volunteer in the Access Program at Peel Children' Aid Society twice per month. In this capacity, I write an observation report of the interaction between parents and child/children.
I received many awards and recognitions for my involvement in the community. The United Achievers' Club selected me for its Recognition Award in 2003 and 2007 and as its Member of the Year in 2005. The City of Brampton, Citizens Awards Selection Committee selected me for a Long Term Service Award 25-Year in 2006. Also in 2006 I became a member of the Ontario Public Service Quarter Century Club and was honoured among several others for community service. This Award included $1,000.00 which was donated to the United Achievers' Club for sponsorship of one of its annual scholarships to an eligible graduating high-school student going to college/university that fall. On October 21, 2012, I was the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by MP Kyle Seeback. Some of the other awards include a Community Service Award from The Free For All Foundation in 2012; and in 2013 The Kiwanis Club of Brampton and United Achievers' Club Recognition Award "An Important Volunteer In The Brampton Community That Is Making A Difference Iin The Lives Of Our Residents'. I enjoy volunteering as it gives me the opportunity to give back to my community.

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The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on in recognition of their outstanding service.

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