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Aid organization: November 2013 Archives

Ormstown carpentry students: Habitat for Humanity

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An adult education vocational program in Ormstown is teaching students both the tools of the trade and how to give back.  The Chateauguay Valley Career Education Center Carpentry program will be building two homes for Habitat for Humanity.

It's called the "Our House" project. It's a joint venture between the New Frontiers School Board, the municipality of Ormstown and Ecohabitation/LEED. John Hodges is a teacher in the carpentry program at the The Chateauguay Valley Career Education Center and Darren Pinkman is a student.  Both of them spoke with All In A Weekend about the project.
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MTL Soup

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MTL Soup will be holding their first ever event on Sunday night in Montreal. Modelled after similar projects in other cities, the idea is to fund a community project through a night of fundraising with dinner and live music.  

The dinner is made by volunteers, you pay what you can and then everyone votes for the community project they'd like to fund with the money raised.  Lex Gill and Morgan Pudwell are two of the organisers.  They spoke about how the group and what they hope to accomplish with this kind of crowd-sourced funding. 
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Billy Bob's Pop-up Bakery

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This next story may inspire you to do something similar in your community.  A new pop up bakery here in Montreal is paying it forward, one cupcake at a time.

Billy Bob's Pop Up Bakery is a new community-based project which is helping to empower people with physical disabilities and help feed the needy.  It's the brainchild of Cheryl Besner who spoke with All In A Weekend this morning. 

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