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International Women’s Day: Saying Thank You To All the Incredible Women In Our Lives

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The fantastic women of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, Vancouver, BC.

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021
#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

Every year when we celebrate International Women’s Day I can’t help but think of all the wonderful women who have touched my life and made it better in so many ways. These amazing women I have in my life come from all walks of life, they are all ages, and they come from everywhere in the world. Each and every one of these cool ladies has taught me something, helped me through something, gave me their time and attention, compassion and caring, and the best advice.

I’d like to give a #shoutout to the gals who help keep this blog alive:

Thank you, Linda for always sharing your really great senior posts. All your pictures really liven up the blog. We can’t get enough of your lovely, happy energy. 🙂 xo

Thank you, Jennie for always being eager to help, document all the fun stuff that goes on in the house, and for taking such dynamic professional photos. ;D xo

Thank you, Eva for always caring so much. For always being there (like literally), for how often you go above and beyond. You are a rare gem. I appreciate you in so many ways. 🙂 ❤

There are so many women I’m grateful for here at the house:

Manda, thank you for all the positive energy.

Gloria, thank you for all the enriching opportunities.

Ancel, thank you for all your authenticity and sensitivity.

Lysandra, thank you for your kind and friendly energy. You always have a ready smile for everyone in the house and you’ve always made me feel welcome.

As does everyone who spends their days working and volunteering here at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

And thank you to all the wonderful and amazing women in our community – moms, grandmas, nanas, aunties, nieces, daughters, sisters, friends.

We celebrate you all and all your courage and achievements.

And here’s to someday living in a world that has changed for the better from these challenges we face together as a global family.

Do you have some pretty incredible women in your life, too? If you do share how you feel about them in the comments below. We always love to hear from the community! 😀

Want to learn how you can help create a gender equal world?

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~ Gloria Steinham

 

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Celebrate PINK SHIRT DAY Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

What Does Pink Shirt Day Symbolize?

Anti-bullying day is a day when people wear mainly a pink shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada.



Why Is Pink Shirt Day Important?

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 and two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a  student was harassed and threatened to wear pink. https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/about

We stand together  and express a word of kindness to the community from Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House!

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Lunar New Year

Our seniors had received Lunar New Year care ❤package 📦from Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Thank you for the gift to bring us joy and happiness. We wish you all a happy New Year!

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On a daily day

Nothing much exciting on these kind of weather so to pass the time I have done some reading and sometimes do the word search. this morning I try to tidy up my room and load up some toys with a basket.

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Frog Hollow Holiday Hamper Support 2020

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Dear Community Member,


We are seeking community support for our Holiday Hamper Program. For over a decade, we have provided support and much needed cheer to at least 40 families in our community each holiday season.


Since 2009, we have seen increasing challenges for a wide spectrum of our community members. This includes a general increase in the number of families and new immigrant families in need of support (food, clothing, and access to services) as well as annual increases in the number of families experiencing more significant barriers especially during our current restricted times due to Covid.


More specifically, we have seen an increase in the number of adults and children experiencing poverty. We regularly provide food bank, bread and produce to low income families in our area, and have a long waiting list for this program.
Many people are the working poor, while others are not able to work because of disabilities or other issues. Some are in very tenuous situations and are on the verge of homelessness.


*An example of the kind of support we are seeking is if a Family is the size of 2 to 3 members they would receive a $50 gift card or a Family Size of 4 to 5 would receive a $75 gift card. Any donation would help toward the families.


We hope that you can support this project by giving cash, cheque, gift card donation or making a donation to the Frog Hollow Website www.froghollow.bc.ca . The deadline for donations is December 18th 2020.


Our Charitable Registration #106732969RT0001


If you would like to donate to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, please address your cheque to the Holiday Hamper Program, and address your envelope to the following:


Attention: Gladis Rivera
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
2131 Renfrew Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4M5

Tel: 604 251 1225


All Donations of any kind dropped off at Frog Hollow will receive a tax receipt.

Drop off: 10 -3pm Monday to Friday

These funds will go directly to families identified by Frog Hollow as a gift card. Any donations made after this point will go directly to providing emergency food to families over the months of December and January.


We thank you for your ongoing support of our program and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.


Sincerely,


Eva Aboud
Community Outreach Coordinator
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Phone: 604.251.1225 Fax: 604.254.3764
Cell:604 761 9828

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2131 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 4M5 Phone: 604 251-1225 Fax: 254-3764 email: contact@froghollow.bc.ca

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Support Seniors in the community! #GivingTuesday


Dear Friends of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood,

#GivingTuesday is one week away! 

We are fundraising in support of our Seniors Program – Neighbourhood House On the Go (NHG) project in the coming year of 2021.
This project aims to reach isolated and marginalized older adults by bringing Neighbourhood House activities and resources to the streets and yards of older adults, creating greater accessibility to services, and building strong neighbourhood-based intergenerational relationships.
2020 has been an extremely difficult year for everyone, but in particular, our senior clients. With the COVID-19 health & safety protocols and physical distancing measures in place, the role of the NHG tricycle has also shifted to a vehicle that delivers hot meals, groceries, Art & Care kits, and Gardening kits to our precious seniors.
Your gift will allow NHG to continue delivering these important materials and keeping our seniors connected during these challenging times!

By partnering with Home Instead Senior Foundation of Canada – GIVE65, if an individual donates $100 to us, GIVE65 will offer a matching fund of $100, so Frog Hollow gets $100 + $100 = $200to support seniors in our community.

WHEN TO GIVE?
November 30th, 2020, 10:00 PM (Yes, it’s a Monday night!)

WHERE TO GIVE?
https://www.give65.ca/nonprofits/froghollownhg

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Happy Halloween

Here is a photo for the event.

happy Halloween to all!

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HARVEST CELEBRATION

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Music, circle time, honoring gardeners and a Puppet Show!

  Celebrate with us on ZOOM!

Frog Hollow Harvest Celebration 2020

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Anti-Racism Resources: Together Let’s End Hate

The Coronavirus disease has changed the world as we know it. It can be difficult to know what to expect. Working together to ensure social distancing and protecting those most at risk is one way we can work together to get through this pandemic. Another way to stand together against Covid-19 is to identify racism when it happens and take a stand against it by denouncing hateful actions. To help our community we’ve shared some Anti-Racism resources. Together let’s end hate.

Here are some facts and information about identifying racism and some tips to help you take action.

Emerging Trends

Here are some statistics and emerging trends for Covid-19 Anti-Asian Racism in Canda:

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Covid-19 Anti-Asian Racism In Canada Emerging Trends

Responding to Anti-Asian Racism – Calls To Action

Here are some things you can do in response to Anti-Asian racism and help put an end to hate and support those being targeted:

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Responding To Anti-Asian Racism Calls To Action

Emerging Trends and Call To Action via project 1907. Learn more about project 1907.

 

Let’s End Hate

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Download the PDFs:

CCPC Lets End Hate Flyer 1

CCPC Lets End Hate Flyer 2

We acknowledge that racism is real, including the micro-aggressions and misinformation surfacing around Covid-19. If you find the information in these Anti-Racism resources helpful please pass them on to someone you know it could help.

Stay safe and stay healthy. Together we can create a brighter, kinder future.

Read the ANHBC Statement and find out more about how Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House is committed to fighting for social justice.

 

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Show n Tell at the Gardeners Hangout

vimeo.com/425691535 Checking in with my community tomato plants, coming up with some future plans and doing some reading here on the bench at Clinton park by the playground. Looking forward to harvest the kale seeds and looking forward to providing you with workshops on apple dehydration and garlic planting and more. it’s not sunny here but man the sound of those children’s laughter makes this day amazing!!!

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