As many of you are aware, our family has chosen to be Telus Ambassadors.
Volunteering is an Integral Part of Our Family
Telus' mission to provide digital services beyond devices and a connection, with a focus on community, customer care, environment and giving back is a natural fit for our family.
Our relationship with Telus began 5 years ago when our family was invited by a friend to participate in the Telus Days of Giving #GiveWhereWeLive.
It was a day full of gardening, painting and washing to help Canuck Place Children's Hospice get their property and transport ready for the season. What an experience knowing that all over the country, Telus employees, friends and family were volunteering their time to help their local communities.
In 2016 alone, Telus donated $42 million to local communities across Canada and contributed 870,000 volunteers hours.
We have no doubt the goal of one million volunteer hours in 2017 will be reached! #MillionHoursTweet This!
Over the years our relationship has strengthened, and Team Telus has become great supporters of the WLFM Tribe and our vision to help others lead a healthier, happier life with richer relationships.
Each year our family uses the Telus Days of Giving as a reset. A reminder to give back, to be open to opportunities to help others, to share and inspire.
The Telus Days of Giving #MillionHours has officially kicked off!
The goal to reach 1 million volunteer hours to celebrate #Canada150. We invite you to join us and the 21,000 participants volunteering in more than 1500 activities across the country.
For further information visit telus.com/millionhours or simply respond to our email letting us know how you have decided to gift an hour of your time, and consider sharing how you give back via social using #MillionHours.
Obviously our family is not currently located in Canada at the moment, but that's not stopping us from participating in the #MillionHours initiative. There are a few volunteer opportunities available in Bali and we are awaiting to help with the next beach cleanup and hopefully assist with a local orphanage (supposedly they need people to just hold the newborn babies for the human contact, fingers crossed we are accepted).
Volunteering can be an ongoing relationship or the odd opportunity when you are capable. We encourage you to check your local listings. Whether it be local soup kitchens, community clean ups, food banks, beauty nights, community centres, churches, the hospitals or assisted living homes.
Monetary donations are always appreciated, but taking time to personally contribute sparks something totally different within you.
For further inspirations, last year we organized a simple shoe drive for Ruebens Shoes. Collecting 120 pairs of gently used shoes for children to be able to attend school and get an education. With the generosity of Telus we also raised $1400 donation to assist with Reuben Shoes newest project of building an actual school while handing out Vice Cream on a crazy rainy day in downtown Vancouver.
Where can you give back in your local community?
Every little bit matters. What may be simple to us, matters more than you know to someone else.
If you have volunteer ideas or suggestions, please let us know or post in the Facebook group. We already know some of you volunteer on a regular basis, total awesomeness. Thank you for your continued efforts to give back.
And to be absolutely clear, this is my disclaimer: “Just so you know, I have been compensated to share my ideas on this topic. Sometimes it is in the form of products, or services or even money… But here’s the thing; I won’t share anything with you that I don’t fully support. It doesn't matter what it is, or how much they are willing to give me if I don’t believe in it, It won’t be on my site. Seriously. You’ll just have to trust me on this.” ~ Coach Moose