The goal of la Corde Youth Center, which is part of Youth Unlimited /Jeunesse Sans Limite, is to help youth of the Pierrefonds
-Cloverdale community thrive and achieve academic success with the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty. Every weekday, 50 Cloverdale children frequent the centre, receiving breakfast, lunch, after-school homework assistance, life skills training and mentoring while learning about God’s love for them. Other activities include a summer camp, a Christmas Community meal, Back to school supplies, and practical assistance to families.
Opportunities to Serve:
o Serve breakfast every 1 or 2 weeks. Volunteers needed from 6:50 am to 8:15 am to supply, serve and clean up breakfast for 30-40 children
o Serve lunches once a week. Volunteers needed from 11am-12:30pm to help prepare, serve and clean up lunch for 50 children
o Prepare a lunch once a month for 50 children. Sandwiches, quesadillas, hot beef or chicken meals with rice or noodles are some examples (no pork or nuts please). Meals should fit into 2 large 13x15 inch aluminum pans. Meals can be dropped off before 10:15am on the day of or frozen for future use. After-school snacks of muffins, cookies, granola bars or fruit are always welcome.
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o Volunteer for after school help. Activity supervision & homework help is needed from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Mondays to Thursdays. It is as easy as listening to a grade 1 student read a simple story to you or helping practice dictée words. Homework is in French.
o Donate breakfast food and snacks to Westview teams who serve the meals. Fruit, individual fruit cups, granola bars, jam, margarine, cream cheese, bread, bagels, waffles, muffins are some examples.
o Financial donations: one-time or monthly donations can be made to Montreal Youth Unlimited. Donations are tax-receiptable.
Our goal as a church is to support la Corde by volunteering or by giving, so that each child might receive breakfast and lunch each school day. We are excited to be used by God to help break the cycle of poverty for the kids of our Pierrefonds community. One at a time, child by child, family by family.
For more information about our partnership with la Corde, contact:
For information on la Corde Youth Centre, contact Natacha Morand of YU/JSL: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.jslmontreal.org