Lotus Light Supports Canada Summer Job Program to help Young Canadian to Gain Work Experience
“Through caring and learning, we help to build a better tomorrow”, for the last 28 years, Lotus Light Charity Society (Vancouver), a registered charity founded in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1993, has been helping people in need in the community through charity’s multi-faceted services and programs (social assistance, education, medical assistance, and cultural awareness). Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020, the charity has launched many Covid-19 Community Care initiatives, to help the vulnerable groups in the community, the Charity Soup Kitchen providing 200 meals weekly to the homeless in DTES community and the low-income senior living in social housing; the Food Hamper Distributions partnering with generous produce wholesalers and grocery supermarket to organize public hamper distributions to low-income families in East Vancouver; the Masks Drive mobilizing volunteers to sew fabric masks to be distributed to low-income families and inner-city schools at the height of the pandemic when wearing masks in public become mandate. Through collaboration with many charities, service organizations, local food hubs, food warehouses and food distribution centers, Lotus Light has distributed over 350,000 lbs of much needed food and produces, and 250,000 lbs of personal protective materials to low-income families, new immigrants, migrant works, refugees, senior, women, inner-city school children, across Metro Vancouver.
Beginning this year, Lotus Light has specially set up three Canada Summer Job positions to help young Canadians develop work experience skills. The charity has hired two college students and one new college graduate for the Canada Summer Job program. The positions include a Communication Officer – Research and Media Assistant, training student to write and distribute promote contents and activities reports for the charity, editing and updating the media content for social network and charity website; the Web Designer and Researcher position, training student to design the charity web with specific function and needs, and to optimize the performance of the charity website; and a Project Administration Officer – Food Security Assistant, training student to coordinate between donor, recipients and pickup volunteer in the Food Rescue program, learning food storage management, and providing support for other charity food programs. Due to the health restrictions of the pandemic, except for the food safety assistant position, which requires on-site work, the other two students in the program are trained and worked remotely through the internet. Trough participation the Canada Summer Job program, Lotus Light helps to train Canada youth to gain work experience, and also solves the shortage of professional helps for charity.
Lotus Light’s many community care programs and initiatives rely on the supports of our volunteers. Lotus Light appreciates so much to our dedication volunteers for contributing of their time, energy, and efforts to all the charity projects to “make a better tomorrow”. Thanks to the logistics coordinator Teresa for Lotus Light Charity Kitchen, the kitchen team leaders Linda and Candy, and two cooking teams they led, and the team members: Carol, Coco, Nancy, May and Lisa. Thanks to our special fundraising team leader Ada, who is tireless to raise material from generous corporate sponsors, to be distributed to the impoverished families, inner-city school children, and low-income senior in the communities. Thanks to the “Food Recovery Project” team and team leaders Gia and Teresa, who’s organizing many food distribution across metro Vancouver cities, with support from food hub and distribution centre, food assistance groups, generous corporate sponsors and food warehouse to distribute surplus food to people in need while avoid precious food materials get into landfill. The “Food Recovery Project” has received high praise from communities. Thanks to our pickup and delivery team volunteers Lin, Tim, Clarence and wife, Rowan, Danny and other boys who are handling the most difficult task pickup and delivery. Their tasks often involve heavy loading/unloading and long distance driving across different cities to pick up and deliver food surplus.
Lotus Light Charity Society thanks all corporate and individual sponsors for their monetary and in-kind donations, and also thanks partner organizations and all volunteers for their support. Lotus Light Charity Society website: http://vllcs.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, government charity registration number: BN 14110- 4893-RR0001.