Mississauga – Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) will present its Ron Lenyk Volunteer of the Year Award to Amrit Sandhu on October 25 at PCC’s annual Celebration Day, an event dedicated to recognizing the achievements of its staff and volunteers.
Amrit began volunteering with PCC in 2014 as a Child Care Volunteer, and today she helps others get involved by supporting volunteer recruitment at information and training sessions. Despite her busy schedule as a Master’s student (Critical Disability Studies), teaching assistant, and barista, Amrit always makes volunteering for PCC a priority. Her dream is to one day turn her passion for helping others into a career in public policy.
“With her big heart, desire to help others and her constant dedication, it’s no wonder that Amrit is this year’s Volunteer of the Year,” says PCC’s Volunteer Coordinator, Linda Buchanan. “I don’t know what I would do without her. We’re a great team.”
“We’re so fortunate to have caring and dedicated volunteers like Amrit as part of our organization,” says PCC CEO Humphrey Mitchell. “Our volunteers are so important to the work we do, and they exemplify our Vision of A Caring Community Working Together for Children and Youth.”
Each year, more than 120 volunteers support PCC as mentors, tutors, respite providers, childcare workers, drivers, fundraising assistants and members of PCC’s Board of Directors.
Peel Children’s Centre dedicated its volunteer award to Ron Lenyk in 2008 in recognition of Ron’s leadership as a volunteer, philanthropist and advocate. Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre and Publisher of The Mississauga News, Ron passed away unexpectedly in September 2015. He was a generous supporter of numerous health, social service, sports and cultural charities.
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Alexandra Macgregor-Amde, Communications Specialist
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