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More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
Young people are most likely to volunteer, but older adults contribute the most hours.
The Community Foundation manages nearly 50 Forever Funds, together valued at $4.5 million.
In 2016, the Community Foundation issued 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
In 2017, the Community Foundation awarded $25,550 in scholarships to local high school students.
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National Volunteer Week 2017

Celebrating Volunteerism in Richmond

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 23 to 29. At RCRG, our goal, as always, is to get the entire community involved in the celebration. If you're a volunteer, it's an opportunity to be recognized for your hard work and dedication. If you're a non-profit organization, it's a chance to thank your volunteers for everything they do. And for all Richmond residents, it's an occasion to reflect on our community, and the countless ways that volunteers contribute to it.

Considering that we want to involve as many people as possible, how, exactly, do we plan to celebrate? Well, here's a clue: a puzzle often published in newspapers (nine letters). Figured it out? Great! Then say it with us: to celebrate National Volunteer Week, we're creating a...Crossword!

Here's how it will work. From February 20 through March 22, we're asking the public to submit crossword clues related to volunteerism, along with the corresponding answer. To give you an idea of what we mean, here are a couple of examples:

Clue: Volunteering improves this
Answer: Health

Clue: Something you gain when you volunteer
Answer: Skills

Once we've collected the clues, we'll incorporate them into a crossword, listing the person (or organization) who submitted each clue. Then we'll overlay the crossword onto a map of Richmond, and print it in large format. 

During National Volunteer Week, we'll display the crossword at the Richmond Caring Placewith pre-printed answers on a table next to it. Anybody will be able to "solve" a clue by selecting the appropriate answer and attaching it to the crossword. By the end of the week, the crossword will be complete: a visual representation - and celebration - of volunteerism in our community!

As the project progresses, we'll be posting photos and updates on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow along!

All that's left now is for you to get involved, and you can by submitting a clue below!