Many Hands accepting applications

Niagara College’s Many Hands Committee is accepting applications for the 2012 Many Hands Project – a student-led renovation project that will enhance, improve and renovate the facilities of a local charitable organization.

As in years past, students will plan all aspects of the project, which will take place during winter 2012.

Last year’s project resulted in a successful renovation of the Salvation Army of Fort Erie. The renovations included upgrading the kitchen and expanding the food storage and preparation areas of the Salvation Army site. This included the installation of new cabinetry and replacing old materials such as drywall and flooring.

“The changes to our building at The Salvation Army in Fort Erie are nothing short of amazing,” said Donna Paterson, Community and Family Service Manager at the Salvation Army of Fort Erie. “We’re extremely grateful to the Many Hands team for their hard work and dedication throughout the renovation.”

Applications are now being accepted from local not-for-profit community organizations for the 2012 Many Hands Project. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2011, and application forms are available online at

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.

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. The lead and founding sponsor of the Many Hands Project is Canadian Tire Financial Services.

Niagara College offers more than 90 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information, visit


For more information, contact

Shelley Merlo

Coordinator, Event Management Program

905-641-2252, ext. 4233

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