Two Amazing Strong Start Volunteers Honoured at the 12th Annual Volunteer Impact Awards Gala


During National Volunteer Week, the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area presents the Volunteer Impact Awards Gala to honour individuals, teams, and organizations for the generous gifts of time in Waterloo Region. On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, two such community champions involved with our organization were honoured and publicly recognized for their kind contributions.

Strong Start Recipient of Business Excellence Award

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We couldn’t do what we do with the generous gifts of time and financial gifts we receive from individuals, businesses, foundations, service clubs, groups and more. The award we received this month is recognition for all of us and the work we’re doing to ensuring young children learn to read. Thank you to our program partners, volunteers, donors, and community champions for making a difference in the life of a child.

Knights of Columbus Invest in Children’s Futures


Twice a year, the Maryhill Knights of Columbus host their famous “Vegas Night” where individuals of all ages are invited to come out for a chance to win turkeys, hams, grocery hamper, quilts, gift certificates and more. The event has been running for over 45 years, with all of the proceeds going to support local charities.

Rotary’s Commitment to Helping Children Reach their Potential


As an organization, Strong Start’s vision is a community rallying around its children with its time and treasure to help them learn to read. With Rotary International’s commitment to supporting education, we are honoured to call the Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise true partners in our cause.