The VOCM Cares Foundation is a public foundation of Steele Communications. The Foundation is mandated to raise funds for charitable causes involving the health, education and safety of the community at large. Since its inception, the organization has grown to become the focal point for the VOCM radio network’s community involvement.
Posted by: Kelly Reid Police and Peace Officer of the Year
Crime Stoppers are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Police and Peace Officer of the Year. Deadline for submission is March 31. Visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com for more information. VOCM Cares is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Police and Peace Officer of the Year.... (read more)
Posted by: Kelly Reid Volunteer Week April 10-16
At today\'s Annual Volunteer Luncheon hosted by the Community Sector Council, Bernard Davis, Volunteer Chair announced April 10 - 16 as Volunteer Week. This year\'s theme highlights the diversity of volunteers in our inclusive communities and the lives they touch. This year we celebrate the many faces of volunteering. Joanne MacDonald was named as the Honorary Chair for Volunteer Week 2016. VOCM Cares is a very proud supporter of volunteer week.... (read more)
Posted by: Kelly Reid Support for Syrian Family
Efforts to house a new Syrian refugee family in the capital city got a big boost today with a major donation from the VOCM Cares Foundation. Patricia Mercer, with Gower Street United Church\\\'s outreach committee, says the $15,000 donation arrives just in time to secure a living space for the family of four. Church volunteers secured a house for the family just last night and must make a payment on it by tomorrow. Mercer says a core group of 20 church volunteers stepped up to do much of the leg work. Once they secured a family through the application process, the entire congregation pitched in. Some furniture has been donated and all involved are very excited to help. The family is expected to arrive by the end of February and Mercer already knows a little bit about them. The father and mother are both in their 20s, they have a little boy who is age 4 and a girl who is 3 years old. President of Steele Communications, John Steele, says sponsoring Syrian refugees is a win-win for the province. He says the province has an aging population and we need new people with new ideas. He says the refugee family may need us, but we need them just as much. ... (read more)