Application deadline for 2011 Many Hands Project Sept. 27

The application deadline is just around the corner for the student-led 2011 Many Hands Project, which allows a local charitable organization to enhance, improve and renovate its facilities with the help of Niagara College’s Many Hands Committee, composed of Event Management students and aided by Construction Studies students.

Last year’s project resulted in a successful renovation of the In the Orchard (ITO) Programming Centre for Youth in Fonthill. ITO focuses on creating and providing innovative programs for youth, including those considered “at-risk,” in communities surrounding Fonthill. The renovations included the extending and upgrading of washroom facilities, replacing of doors and windows, building of a new staircase to connect the basement to the main level, resurfacing of concrete flooring, and enhancing the interior structure of program activity areas and art display.

As in years past, students will plan all aspects of the project, which will take place during winter 2011. The lead (and founding) sponsor of the Many Hands Project is Canadian Tire Financial Services.

Applications are still being accepted from local not-for-profit community organizations for the 2011 Many Hands Project. The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday, September 27, 2010.

Eligible agencies must be not-for-profit, involved in the provision of a community-based service in the Niagara Region, and be willing to commit agency resources to the project. Selection of the project will be determined through the Many Hands Project Advisory Committee.

Now in its fourteenth year, Many Hands is a community-driven project organized by Niagara College students as part of the Event Management Graduate Certificate program together with Construction Studies students, who complete the renovations. Students assist a not-for-profit organization by enhancing, improving and renovating their facility.

For further information and application forms, please visit www.NiagaraCollege.ca/ManyHands.

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For more information, contact:

Shelley Merlo
Coordinator, Event Management Program
905-641-2252, ext. 4233
smerlo@niagaracollege.ca

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