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 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)
Posted by: Kelly Reid Scotiabank Gives Back!
Liz Whitten and Madonna Hoddinett of Scotiabank Paradise Branch presented a cheque in the amount of $26,652.00 to Kelly Reid, Executive Director with the VOCM Cares Foundation for the sale of the VOCM Cares Holiday Greeting Cards in Scotiabank branches throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Through their amazing community support, Scotiabank, matched funds from cards sold throughout the bank branches which meant an additional $13,326 donated from Scotiabank. As a result of their contribution, the campaign realized $44,000 in total funds raised. Funds from this campaign will support charities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. ... (read more)
Posted by: Kelly Reid Bell Lets Talk
This is Bell Let\'s Talk Day to support mental health. Bell will donate five cents to mental health initiatives for every text message sent, mobile and long distance call made, a tweet using \"Bell Let\'s Talk,\" and shares of the Facebook image. It was created as an opportunity to speak freely and openly about mental health issues, and to share their personal issues. ... (read more)