Approximately 20 budding artists got together in the WestEnd Commons community area to try their hands at painting some lilacs. Aside from learning a new skill, the point of the evening was to collect money in support of the Community Connector, the WestEnd Commons staff member who is available to support tenants in their daily lives and who creates a sense of community in the building and in the neighbourhood. Having someone like that around is the corner stone of the WestEnd Commons approach to affordable social housing. Unfortunately, this position relies on donations and grant money, so it’s great to see that the community is pulling together to collect money in support of the community connector.
If you are interested in making a contribution as well, you can send a cheque to St. Matthews Non-Profit Housing Inc., 214-641 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R3G 0G6, or you can visit our donation page to make a credit card donation.