Effective December 1, Bob Butella will be leaving CLGW. Bob has accepted a position
at Sunbeam in Kitchener.
Bob joined CLGW in 1997. I am not sure if at that particular time he started thinking about what legacy he would eventually leave behind. Leaving a legacy is about the significance of our talents and our passion. Bob has always been challenged to balance the bottom line as mandated by the ministry but also within that framework balance creativity with practicality and to strive to instill ownership in every individual at CLGW.Leadership also brings with it a responsibility to do something of significance that makes families, communities, work organizations, and the world a better place than it is today.
During his time with us Bob has provided strong leadership and commitment. He has always taken the time to listen to those who we support and understand the world through their eyes. This is quite obvious as you follow Bob through his day to day activities and watch his interactions with those who we support. His ability to connect is one of his many strengths. During my time working with him I have found him to be a values led person, uncompromising on those strong values. We have been extremely fortunate to have been the beneficiary of his leadership for 18 years. Bob we will miss you! You certainly have left a strong legacy behind.
Students from John F. Ross attended Community Living Guelph Wellingtons AGM on June 18th, 2014 to share their project for the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative. The girls received A+ on their project which allowed them to compete at the next level. Their project won and received $5000.00 to be given back to Community Living/ARC. Participants were Amelia Kunze, Larysa Martin, Emily Sanderson & Joyce Tao
Grocery Assistance Program – G.A.P. (226-314-0882)
We are proud to announce the start of The ‘G.A.P.’
The Grocery Assistance Program aims to respond to the needs of individuals C.L.G.W. supports in the Supported Living Program (SIL) program by giving them some much needed grocery items monthly.
Did you know that over 50% of people on social assistance access a Food bank on a regular basis? Or that market rent in our area ranges from $650 to over $900/month? Many of our SIL members do not live in subsidized housing nor get any extra funding for their rent. Did you know that the current wait time to move into ‘housing’ is over 8 years. This creates a financial strain by leaving very little funds left to cover monthly expenses.
With the Grocery Assistance Program, we try to help bridge the ‘gap’ between running low or out of food and having enough to eat until the end of the month. Individuals sign up to receive groceries through their Support Worker or through the G.A.P. phone number. The G.A.P. operates out of ARC the 3rd Monday of every month from 10a.m.-12p.m.
But… We need YOUR help! We graciously are asking everyone if they can donate non-perishable items for the Food Pantry. We also are making our efforts fun. The groceries donated will be weighed and recorded. Every month a special reward will be given to the program or person donating the most. Look for donation boxes at ARC or call the program at 226-314-0882. . To sustain the program we also will be planning some special events. Our intention is also to connect with other community agencies and sponsors to help build inventory.