John Howard Society of Durham Region
Mission: To reduce the impact of crime and its causes by providing a spectrum of effective prevention and intervention programs.
Main office: 905-579-8482, 75 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 1E3

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JHS Raises over $700 for United Way


Outstanding Growth AgencyOn February 12th, the United Way of Oshawa presented JHS with a plaque for "Outstanding Growth Agency" in response to our record breaking fundraising for the 2008/2009 campaign ; an increase of 35% over our 2007 contributions.

Our team of 8 (Paul Dobbs, Christie Bowes, Meagan Orozco, Daniel Dipede, Patsy Budgell, Cassandra Duncan, Christina Colacicco, Kate Stewart) had set a goal of $5,500 and worked very hard to raise awareness and funds for both United Way agencies in Durham (Ajax/Pickering Uxbridge and Oshawa/WhitbyClarington).

There was a wonder if such a height could be hit with the economic challenges going on all around us. But the staff and community as a whole definately came through when it has counted the most.

With a series of events that included a Haunted House in our Firehouse Youth Centre back in October, a Live Auction in December, an Ice Skate in January at the General Motors Centre and a performance of the play "Love Letters" at the Oshawa Library in early February, we're happy to announce that our grand total rasied was $7,640!