International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Please take some time to get involved with the community, help out and spread the word.

From the site:

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities.

The goal of full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and development was established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.

UN Enable – International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Background

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Nablopomo – Day 27 – 4Cats Arts Studio

I want spread the word about an incredible place that provides a studio for children to express their artistic talents: 4Cats Art Studio.

They are asking people to help promote the 4Cats studio in the South Surrey area and to help out those who are less fortunate. It’s a pleasure to pass along their message to you:

Hello 4Cats Families!

Well, the cold days of November are upon us, and Christmas is just around the corner.

At 4Cats South Surrey, we love being able to provide a warm and bright studio for all of the children in our community to explore their creativity every week! So much so, that in the spirit of the season we’d like to give a little back to those less fortunate.

This is where we’d like your help.

We’d love for all of our families to bring in a non-perishable food item (canned, or dry) to our studio between now and December 10th when they come to class. All items will be donated to the local food bank to help spread some holiday cheer, and 4Cats South Surrey will match, item for item, anything brought in to the studio.

In addition, every time your child brings in an item of food, they will automatically be entered for a chance to win a FREE REGISTRATION for our magical 4-day Grandma Moses inspired winter camp from Dec 20th-Dec 23rd (Value: $165.00+HST). The more cans they bring, the more chances to win! The kids get a chance to create an original work of art just before Christmas, and moms and dads get a chance for some free hours for those last minute outings.

Please help us support our local families this holiday season!

(The draw is to be held on December 11th.)

Our warmest thanks!

4Cats South Surrey Team: Anna, Silvana, Nina, Janice & Kraeg

If you’re in the South Surrey area, or know someone who is, please take some time to help promote a great place and a great cause. Many thanks!

Nablopomo – Day 25 – Warm clothing donations

Once again, snow is falling in the Lower Mainland. As fun as it is for some, please try to remember those that are less fortunate. It’s all too often that we only think of this during the holiday season. The reality is that the need is always there for many many individuals and families.

Rebecca Bollwitt has a great post on where you can make warm clothing donations in Vancouver:

As well, if you’d like to make a donation elsewhere around the province, the Salvation Army in British Columbia has many locations around the Lower Mainland.

Please take some time to remember those in need. It will definitely go a long way.