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April 2019 Newsletter

Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Posted by: Vera Perlin Centre


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
- April 9th
Client & Staff Appreciation Breakfast
- April 10th
Good Friday Holiday
- April 19th
Easter Monday Holiday
- April 22nd
St. George’s Day Holiday
- April 23rd

Scheduled Holidays

     Please note that all programs of the Vera Perlin Society will be closed on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday and Monday, April 22nd, in observance of Easter Monday, and Tuesday, April 23rd in observance of St. George’s Day.

Birthday Party

     Please be reminded this month the April birthday party will be held on Friday, April 26th. All birthday parties are best wishes only. This month the following individuals will celebrate their birthdays; Sandra Hall, Cecil Smith, Paul Hillier, Greg Fleming, Erin Soper and Elsie Squires.

Volunteer Week April 7th - 13th, 2019 "Lifting Communities

     Volunteer Week is an excellent time to express gratitude to the many dedicated volunteers of the Vera Perlin Society and to increase public awareness of their efforts. This year we celebrate with the theme – "Lifting Communities". Volunteer Week is an excellent opportunity to express gratitude to the many dedicated volunteers and to increase public awareness of their efforts. 
     Every year during Volunteer Week, we pause to thank volunteers for their valuable contributions. We see the impact of volunteer efforts and we know volunteers improve our Programs. Volunteer Week is a time to remind volunteers how much we appreciate them. The Executive Director, Management, Staff, Clients and Board of Directors of the Vera Perlin Society would like to thank all volunteers for their generous support especially during Volunteer Week. We have partnered to deliver the best possible programs and services to the clients we serve. We value your contribution to further the cause of all clients with an intellectual disability and we are excited at the prospect of continuing our efforts in the years to come. Congratulations and Thank You!

Easter Basket Draw

     Thank you for your continued support of our fundraising efforts.
     I would like to thank you for sending in prizes, gift cards, etc. to fill the basket. The draw will take place on April 17th at the Perlin Centre. Would you please return all money and stubs by April 12th?
     The continued success of our program is dependent upon the support of our parents/guardians, volunteers and community sponsors. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your continued support of our programs.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

     On Tuesday, April 9th, the Executive Director, Management and Staff of the Vera Perlin Society will serve breakfast to our loyal volunteers in appreciation of your support. Breakfast will be served at the Knights of Columbus (downstairs) from 7:00am - 9:30 am.

Client & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

     The Board of Directors, Executive Director, Management of the Vera Perlin Society will serve breakfast to our clients and staff in appreciation of who they are and what they do to enrich our lives on a daily basis. Breakfast will be served at the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday, April 10th, beginning at 7:30am. Menu will be bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast, and tea/coffee. All clients of the Perlin Centre are to be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus (downstairs) on the morning of the 10th. Please pick up your son/daughter at the Perlin Centre at 4:00pm!

Lunch Menus

     Please note that we will be serving bacon and eggers for the month of April and May, ending on May 17th. Cost is $3.00. We will advise you of any changes to this schedule.

Respite Payroll

     As you are aware the Vera Perlin Society is a non-profit, charitable organization which provides services and supports to individuals living with a developmental disability.
     As a charity we are always looking at new ways to generate revenue in order to support the services we offer. One area we are actively trying to develop is our Respite Payroll Service. We offer administration of payroll to individuals who require respite care.
     The payroll service is a benefit to the individuals who receive the respite funding as they do not have to worry about the administration or funding of the payroll. The Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation will also benefit as any revenues generated from doing this service are redirected to the programs we offer and then in turn benefit all clients of The Vera Perlin Society.
     This letter is to ask you to consider having the Vera Perlin Charitable Foundation as your payroll service provider. We currently administer a professional, dependable payroll service and would like the opportunity to do yours.
     For additional information on this service you can call Mavis Roberts at the Vera Perlin Society’s Head Office, 739-6017, or you could reach Mavis via e-mail,
     We would appreciate your consideration to provide your payroll services.

Recycling Program

     Many thanks for your support of the recycling program. This month Wednesday, April 24th, has been designated as a recycling blitz day. If you or any of your friends have recyclables that you might like to donate to the program, we would appreciate it. Recyclables can be dropped off at the Perlin Centre on Wednesday, April 24th, and we will take them to the recycling depot. All monies go directly to the client recreation fund. As per government regulations, please ensure to remove straws, bottle stoppers etc. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
     Also, please remember, if you are normally one of the customers who drops your Canadian Tire Money in the plexi glass drum on your way out of the store, why not donate your Canadian Tire Money to the plexi glass drum at the Perlin Centre. We use this money to purchase much needed program supplies. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Coins for Prizes

     We are continuing with collecting coins for prizes for our clients’ activities and special events. Once again, I kindly thank you for your support and ask that if you have any loose coin lying around in your pocket, purse or drawer and would like to donate them, please send them along. Many thanks for your generosity during 2018. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

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Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer! ~Author Unknown

Happy Volunteer Week
April 7th - 13th, 2019

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