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Comments: 98
  • #98

    Janet (Monday, 07 September 2020 15:12)

    Hi Angilla
    I just want to thank you for your ongoing support prior to and during this pandemic.
    We are so blessed to have someone like you. We thank you for thinking and doing for others

    May God continue to bless you for remembering his hungry and the poor right here in the Mississsuga area.

    I will always be grateful for your help and kindness

    Much Love
    Shafie and Janet

  • #97

    MAY (Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:06)

    Hello Reachout good morning

    I just want to say thank you very much for your support our the years and even now in this time of crisis you still make the effort to make sure that all who rely on your organization for help were never sent away i pray that you will continue to supply the needs of the people who need your help thank you very much May

  • #96

    A (Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:04)

    I remember like It was yesterday. I was referred to the services of Reachout, when I found my son a daycare after almost 6 months of searching for one. It was Christmas eve and I spent the last of the Money I had to my name to put down on reserving the spot for my son for January daycare. I was referred by the Daycare agency supervisor to call reach out. I was very taken back and really embarrassed to explain my situation of 2019 and what it did to me and my quality of Life for my son and I. I had no food in my fridge, no presents for Christmas which was the next day.

    Reachout, reached out to my son and I and blessed our hearts for a remarkable turn of events of a Christmas. We had food. We even received some presents for my son who is 4. My fridge was bare prior. I spoke with the lovely Angela Swain-Thorpe. She heard my words and she knew just what I was going through. She asked me if I was in the area and can come by within the hour. I did. I picked up some food. Some oatmeal and flour and juice and cereal, some meat and just enough food to last my son and I for another few weeks.
    We were gonna be okay after all and Christmas would be grand. It wouldn't be cancelled. It was gonna happen.I was so happy and so blessed. I had been praying to the almighty for a miracle and the miracle was here. I cried like a baby, I was so happy that my son could have a Christmas and we would have food to nourish our bodies.

    Thanks so much to Reach out and this awesome program they have to help people when they are really in need and have a way to survive and live and carry on everyday life with kids as a single mom with some food in the fridge and cupboards to replenish our strength and provide us with nourishment. God bless these amazing souls that make this happen for families in dire need.

  • #95

    REHAN (Friday, 15 May 2020 11:16)

    Reachout always assists us emotionally with the care and love from Angela and the help of the volunteers and with food too especially at Covid -19 time .
    Reachout always contact us in this hard time to make sure that we have enough food supply so we have to worry less during this hard times

    Thank you Angela ❤️

  • #94

    DM (Friday, 15 May 2020 11:04)

    Hi AngeIa,

    Thank you for the food packages. I would also like to say thank you to the staff at Reachout for their support during this unsettling time. I am a single mother who has been out of work since March 16th due to Covid & the support from the Reachout Administration couldnt have come at a better time. I have been fortunate enough over the past few years to be able to work to providing for myself & daughter however it's so comforting to know that there are places like Reachout to reach out to when in a time of need. Your staff is so helpful & kind. We appreciate the work you all put into our community & thank you to everyone for working during this pandemic to help families in need. Theres hope & a sense of security knowing food will be on the table through Reachout. Hope you all stay safe.

    Sincerely DM.

  • #93

    M (Thursday, 14 May 2020 18:50)

    I would like to say many many thanks to REACHOUT committee, who help me in the time of need. COVID-19 is very hard on many parents. I was very hesitant to call the program but when I spoke with Angela and tell her my situation the following day I was able to go and help for myself and children. I really appreciate all that this program has done for me and many other family out their. THANK YOU �� god bless you

  • #92

    SM (Thursday, 14 May 2020 17:38)

    I will like to say thank you to Reachout.

    You have been a great help to me throughout the years
    However throughout this difficult time of COVID 19,I have not been able to work Reachout have been a great help to me and my family. With your help I have been able to continue to feed my family healthy meals. I am very grateful for everything you do for me and the community as a whole. Keep up the great work

  • #91

    SH (Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:29)

    Good evening,
    I would like to say thank you for all that the reach out community for helping families like myself in this uncertain timely situation, I'm very thankful and very appreciative, may God continue to bless them and that they continue to give a helping hand, in any situation. When I got home and open the boxes my kids were so surprised n happy. again thank you for everything,

    God Bless

  • #90

    Mirshad (Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:51)

    Hello my name is mirsad Kadic and I am a recipient of the food bank Angela runs with reach out , I am writing this to genuinely say this service has helped me continuously through out this time of uncertainty. I am disabled so I cannot get to the store some times and plenty times Angela brings a delivery to my front door even bringing it inside some times. I'm beyond grateful thank you so much and I'd recommend any body in need to not be ashamed to ask for help. She is here to assist us God bless you thank you so much for your continuous support to my family. thank you to Angela and the reach out committee for all they do for the community out here.

  • #89

    JEN (Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:49)

    Gm Angella
    i want you to know how much i appreciate all you had done,and still doing in my life. when i first met you i couldn't believe, in the world i live in we still have good people.i see your love every day .Angella in this covid 19 pandemic time you have helped me in every way possible. i thank you from my heart, and also my family,we truly thank you for everything you had done. i have seen other's cry when they receive, you are one woman full of love in your heart for others,God bless you always and again Thanks. Jen M

  • #88

    KM (Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:44)

    I just want to say thank you for the assistant with the grocery during this time of covid19 I really appreciate it. It helps me alot. Now that both my husband and i are out of workout goes a long way Thanks again.

  • #87

    Michelle (Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:42)

    Hello Angela

    I would like to say thank you very much for being there for us during this crazy time

    The food that I'm picking up from you is helping myself my child and three other people in my building that can not get out during this time

    Two weeks ago I was able to help out three boys that are on their own as their father is in another country and not able to be here with them

    This week I was able to help out an elderly lady that needs to stay in her home due to having emphysema and can not go outside so as to stay safe from this virus

    You have been a god send to so many people with all that you are doing during this pandemic

    The boys my elderly friend and her neighbour across the hall and my next door neighbour have all benefited from your generous kindness

    Heartfelt thanks to you and all your volunteers from all of us for being there

    Take care God bless and stay safe

    Michele

  • #86

    AF (Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:39)

    Im a mother of six kids and three grandkids and I've being getting help from Reachout but during the crisis of COVID19 Reachout has helped us out so much more they provided us with food cleaning supplies mask and gloves for myself and kids without Reachout only God Knows what would we have done
    GOD BLESSED REACHOUT ALWAYS.

  • #85

    JOSHUA (Tuesday, 04 February 2020 13:27)

    My thoughts on the program are really good. I think just on my spare time I would come back and just help out. At first I didn’t like it but then I realized that this is benefiting me and my future and that’s when I grew on the reach out committee. I feel like i matured as a young man and I would definitely tell others about my experience and make them in and try it out. Overall this was a good experience and i would really come back just to volunteer for school or maybe just for fun.

  • #84

    Donella (Thursday, 19 December 2019 13:30)

    Hi Angela.
    I must take a minute to let you know how much you are appreciated. You have done so much in the community. The children party was amazing. The toys my grandchildren received were out of this world. I had the opportunity to speak to a few volunteers and they all echo the same sentiments. "YOU ARE THEIR ANGEL". You even had something for the parents.
    Thanks again Angela!

  • #83

    William Barrera (Saturday, 07 December 2019 18:12)

    Dear Angela
    I just want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my placement at Reachout Committee., I learned so much while at Reachout, especially while spending time at the court house. I was able to meet various individuals and learned about their involvement with the Criminal Justice System. I was able to develop good communication and writing skills, while working at the agency. While outreaching for the agency, I met some wonderful individuals who are interested to find out more about our agency. I also met other individuals who were not too keen about our agency. Nonetheless, it was a great learning experience for me. I personally enjoyed getting involved in promoting the agency’s activities throughout the year – Walk for Peace in the summer and Dinner with Santa.
    Personally, I want to express my gratitude to all of you, for taking the time to provide me with the support and guidance needed when I’m feeling overwhelmed with school, and life in general. It was very nice to know that I can confide and solicit your advice.
    Thank you again, and wish you the very best,

    Wish you the best

  • #82

    Z.M. (Monday, 24 June 2019 12:36)

    I, Z.M. have gained and learned a lot about anger management here at Reachout Committee. I have developed new skills and ways to control anger, stress and time. I have also done a lot of community service hours. In the future I will use the skills and knowledge about anger management to stay out of similar situations. The staff here at Reachout Committee were really professional at what they do and helped me a lot.

  • #81

    H. (Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:05)

    Reachout has been of great help to me. All the counselors here are very patient and co-operative. They help you understand the situation well and help you overcome the fears or negativity surrounding the situation. I am leaving here on a very positive note. I am more self-aware and motivated to look at the brighter side of life.

    Thank you Roxanna and Angela for all your support. Keep doing the good work and help the society in the same way.

  • #80

    I.B. (Monday, 13 May 2019 10:29)

    You guys are doing wonderful. Keep going and keep helping people.
    Thank You

  • #79

    Harmin (Thursday, 07 March 2019 13:01)

    It was a great experience working with all the counsellors at Reachout as they were very helpful and understanding. No one here judges you which makes you feel comfortable talking to them. I have learnt a lot through these sessions and I have seen a change by implementing the lessons in my life. I will definitely recommend Reachout’s services to anyone who needs them. Thank You!!

  • #78

    JAS (Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:57)

    Very positive experience, learned a lot about myself and how to respect yourself. All the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. One-on-one experience with the counsellor are more helpful because you can openly share whatever you want with your counsellor. Most important thing I’ve learned here was how to make positive decisions in certain situations. Also what I have learned here can be a good learning experience for me in the world and I can take things that I have learned with me to the outside world and use them as they can impact me. Learned more things about myself that I did not know like values and beliefs.

  • #77

    M.M. (Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:00)

    I met some great individuals at the Reachout Committee. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • #76

    SP (Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:14)

    I came into this program with a fear of unknown. I was skeptical that instead of this program helping me, it will change me without my permission. The program will be designed to pick on my flaws and use that against me. However, I kept an open mind before starting my first session. I felt so welcomed and accepted here which led me to clear my mind every time I was here and talk without putting any filter on myself.

    I looked forward to coming here and letting my thoughts out. I was heard and helped without showing me that I needed help. I was made to feel confident of who I have become and was carefully explained how my actions have a bigger impact to my life than I imagined.

    This program also convinced me that there are resources out there and there are people out there that genuinely want to help others. It’s not their job but it’s what they passionately do as part of their job.

    I also learnt that once you keep an open mind before sharing something once scarred you and you come here to actually learn and enjoy the experience of it, you will not regret it. The process becomes easier. You become more confident in yourself that you will be able to achieve anything by following through the process it takes to get there. Experiences with this program has been pleasant enough to allow me to think that way.

  • #75

    Sonia (Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:12)

    Since I have been doing the program, I learned to take care of myself first I learned to love myself and to be a stronger person. I never thought that counselling can be so much help and therapy for myself. It has helped me physically, emotionally, and mentally. I am a different person for myself and others. When I want to make a decision now, it is based on me, my kids and my husband and I don’t think about what others say. My husband and my kids have noticed a big change in me on the way I talk and the way I act.

    Thank you so much for your support and helping me through this difficult time in my life!

  • #74

    R. (Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:51)

    My experience here has been pretty motivational. The support I received has pushed me to do better. The people here are very kind, welcoming, and helpful. It makes me want to participate and get involved in helping others. I benefit from the advice given to me by the counsellors. I enjoy having a helping hand when I do need guidance. I am extremely thankful for getting the help needed.

  • #73

    N.K. (Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:52)

    I have no words to explain how Reachout has helped me to feel comfortable in this situation. Before I started my counselling with them, I was feeling alone but as the sessions went on, they helped me to feel more and more comfortable to stand in this situation. They taught me the moral of life. They taught me ways to make my life better. At the end I only can say that Reachout is the temple blessed with God's special ones who help the people in difficult situations

  • #72

    MAX (Tuesday, 02 October 2018 14:01)

    I’ve had a great experience with the counselling sessions. Throughout my program the instructors/counsellors were the best part of the program. The actually care about your situation and what you have to say and so, overall, the sessions exceeded my expectations and made me a better individual. I will always be thankful for this short period of time.

    MX

  • #71

    KEVIN (Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:45)

    December 10, 2011
    Reflecting in Reach-out

    During my weeks at Reach-out committee, I have reviewed and learned techniques that will help me to control my anger. As I carefully observed their work with the attendees, Reach-out uses a simple step by step method to ensure their process reaches a desired end.The first step is to understand the problem within. They have taken the liberty to ask the attendees in their program why they are here and what is the main problem they feel is happening in their life. Once the subject has given their background story, Reach-out was able to generate thoughts and ideas that the attendees would discuss to find an answer. In this case, they would have to ask us what we could have done better and how we would approach in a similar event. In ways to allow us to do better, Reach-out emphasizes that emotions should not be controlled over our social interaction. The reason being is that when a person is angry, they would express their rage by yelling and shouting to another. They have explained studies that people will not think properly and face consequences to their
    actions. Rather than attacking the person with verbal thoughts or actually physically hurting the person, it is best to express how you feel towards the person who made you feel upset. Letting the person know your rage in a calm manner is a mature way of handling situations. To end with, Reach-out has helped my problems by exploring the possibilities I could do without leading to rage or act in violence. I personally thank them for their time and effort they have done for me; I would recommend this organization for those who are in need.

  • #70

    FIA (Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:00)

    I love the program. It helped me a lot. I learn from it to motivate myself and it will take me a long way in life. I would recommend it to someone else. I met a lot of people. Staff were very good and I love it. Thank you to Reachout again.

  • #69

    Michael Hartley (Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:19)

    Very nice people very helpful and I completed my Community hours And got off all my charges that’s for the opportunity To work with your guys

  • #68

    Satisfied client (Saturday, 21 April 2018 07:16)

    Hi Angela.. thanks for the letter..court accepted everything and I received a discharge

  • #67

    G.S (Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:11)

    Yes, I got so many good reflections here at this program. It’s changing my behaviour, how I behave to another person. How to complete your goals, targets. How to communicate with other people, girls, kids. I like this program. I learn here so many new things. How to handle situations in bad times. Avoiding drugs, party people, and negative persons. I will tell everything regarding this program. If someone, my friends facing this situation. I like all of my counseling sections. It’s interested and I always remember all that what I have learned.

    G.S.

  • #66

    Jenn M. (Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:12)

    Completing my student placement at REACHOUT was a great experience.I got to learn from hands on experience that I would not have gotten from another organization. From creating documents, questionnaires and programs to offer to one-on-one counselling sessions, as well as fundraising and hosting events for the REACHOUT organization. Attending court for observation and outreach was another rewarding experience. I got to learn what the court process is like, write reports and provide outreach to prospective clients and match them with services offered at REACHOUT.

    Angela is an amazing person inside and out. She is honest, trustworthy, easy to talk to and very fair. She will assign tasks and if you're struggling she will help you along so you learn. When you make a mistake, she'll tell you about it but also help you learn from it so it won't happen again. If you show the potential as well as the skills, she will give you your own clients to do counselling sessions with.

    I have learned so much from Angela and the REACHOUT Committee. Even though I am done my placement I am still volunteering with the organization to gain experience and practice my skills.

    Thank you Angela for everything you have done for me. Thank you for believing in me and providing me an opportunity to grow as a Social Worker. Thank you for all you have taught me and all you will continue to teach me!!!

  • #65

    MAH D (Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:28)

    The first day I walked in to this place, I did not know that this will change my life so dramatically. Reachout program let me take out all the things in my heart and get over my anger problem. Maybe if I had not attended this program, I would have done the same mistakes over and over. Now I know how important my own life is, and especially my wife and kids. This program helped me to be a different person. I think, if I had attended this program somewhere in the past, definitely the circumstances would have been different. I mind my own business now and do not bother anyone anymore.

  • #64

    Orlagh (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:30)

    Nearing the end of my time at Reachout Committee has resulted in me reflecting over the challenges, changes and rewards that I have experienced during my fourth and final placement opportunity.

    This was a great experience for me, as I got to be independent, take part in the court system and learn how to make detailed, professional court reports. I developed questionnaires for numerous programs Reachout offers, had the chance to outreach with people from various backgrounds and ages, I participated in counselling sessions and I also got to make great connections with my supervisor and peers. I also enjoyed the event planning and fundraising aspect of this job, giving it a well-rounded opportunity for development, growth and adapting skills.

    Angela was always very good about letting me know when I was doing a great job, which I greatly appreciated as a soon to be social worker. She would also give me feedback for areas of improvment, which challenged me to work hard, do my best and push myself to see my strengths. She allowed be to be independent and responsible, which drove me, filled me, and gave me the confidence boost to give it my all. I also couldn't be more grateful that Angela provided me with food and household items she had in stock, as I am a student who lives away from home, so that was an added perk.

    Reachout Committee is definitely the most challenging placement I've had, but in a way that's grown me, and further developed my communication skills, my motivation and my calling to be in social services.

    I recommend Reachout Committee as a good place for students to do their placements at, so long as they don’t shy away from hard work, are up for a challenge and respond positively to constructive criticism. I also recommend Reachout to anyone who needs counselling, hours, program completion or volunteer experience.

    Thank you for everything Angela, you haven't got rid of me just yet! ;)

  • #63

    GURB (Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:19)

    Good program very helpful, teachers are very polite with good knowledge.
    Very good program, concentrated on the right issues which happened in daily life.
    Learn positive things to keep myself also positive in life.
    This program will help all people who are going through situations which they
    cannot get help, so everybody who are in this kind of situations should
    seek help from Reachout.

  • #62

    HAPPY CLIENT (Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:30)

    Thanks to REACHOUT I feel I am now better equipped to deal with future conflicts healthily. I learned to tackle my emotions directly instead of looking for methods to forget about my problems (eg. Drugs). I learned to be more mindful of the reasoning behind the actions of other individuals and use that to deal with conflicts appropriately and avoid impulse decisions. I realized how much talking to someone helps. I learned to have faith that good people still exist. I learned to identify negative factors that cause problems for me easier. I learned new strategies for coping with rage and intense anger. Helped me to look at the bigger picture and contemplate the consequences of my actions.

  • #61

    F.A. (Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:10)

    Few weeks ago when I came here, I was upset, reserved and a quiet person. I thought its useless exercise to spend almost four hours in travelling only. But, gradually I started realizing that this was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life that I met such nice, loving, caring and supporting people, who are trying to help me out to overcome my setbacks, and bringing out my real self. I gained confidence, self-respect, peace of mind, during this time. Today when it’s my last session I am a happy, light hearted, relaxed, calm person who can stand up for herself. I really want to thank all of you amazing people who brings out so much change in my behaviour, in my life not only for today but for all the years to come. Thanks and lots of love to REACHOUT team. Hope we will continue to meet in the future. Best regards and love always.

  • #60

    Vic (Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:17)

    During my time at Reachout I was lucky to have the support of the staff. I felt they genuinely cared about me and wanted to see me better myself. I learned alot about myself and my emotions and the importance of loving myself. I understand the things that causes my anger and i have learnt to keep my anger in check. The program helped lessen my everyday stress from driving. I let things go and move on which I was not able to do before. I learned that i need to love myself and realize the consequences of my actions (what will this mean for me) So I can keep out of trouble also to put myself in other people shoes. I need to take everyday and make it better , this and loving myself are the most important things if I want to see improvement in my life. I really do want to live a long HAPPY LIFE with all the things that go with it.

  • #59

    Matt (Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:45)

    I had a great time it was always fun and motivating and it truly did help me with my situation because if I never came here I would still be dwelling on it. Now I realize I am the one who is better off no matter what

  • #58

    S.H (Friday, 17 November 2017 12:56)

    The program helped me with anger management skills, social skills and also helped me find out things about myself that I never knew. Everyone at Reachout is super nice, supporting and easy to talk to. I enjoyed my time at Reachout.

  • #57

    G (Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:39)

    I had a great experience with Reachout as they have some of the most friendliest people working there that I have come across in recent times. The program was also successful with me as I learnt things that I did not know before. I am glad that I chose Reachout Committee to take my program at and I do not regret it at all!!!

  • #56

    PENNY (Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:16)

    Angela

    Would like to thank you for including us on Sunday it was fantastic We all felt welcome and had a blast Awesome job you are truely loved by all and i could see the love they all have for you and speaking to some of them you are the best they love you as you do with all your heart We need more people like you in this community

    As i said if you ever need help please let me know we would love to contribute to the work you do you are amazing

    Penny

    Thank you so much again for welcoming us

  • #55

    G.B (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:34)

    Before this program, I believe I knew it all.
    I’ve never been in a position like this before, wrongfully accused, lied on, and my
    name as well as reputation was being dragged through the dirt. This program
    became my light when I was looking down that dark tunnel.
    I found a place and someone trust worthy enough for me to pour my heart to. I was able to develop strategies to deal with not only similar situations but everyday
    obstacles we meet in life. My only regret is that the sessions should be longer.
    GB

  • #54

    KR (Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:50)

    As a volunteer Youth Worker I learned to mentor and tutor black adolescences. I often tutored students in English, grammar, time management and organizational skills.

    Through mentoring, I assisted these youths in developing their social, communication, and teamwork skills.

    As part of my responsibilities, I would counsel many of the youths in anger management, substance abuse, sexual education, and various personal matters. I also make myself available for any questions about university and the programs I was enrolled in.

    As a group I would facilitate various community forums wherein we would attempt to problem solve the various concerns within the black community. This provided a round-table for many of the adolescences to voice their opinions and feel apart of the public, ultimately promoting self-advocacy skills.

    I learned that through cooperative learning skills, patience, and honest conversations many students can overcome difficult obstacles if given the appropriate and safe environment.

    It is essential to foster and establish trust, confidence, and faith when building relationships with young people. This was a lesson that I try to incorporate with every young person with whom I developed a relationship.

    Through this experience, I forged long lasting relationships and built trust amongst the younger members. Moreover, I have incorporated the lessons learned from this experience in my classroom experiences.

  • #53

    G.R. (Friday, 05 May 2017 14:59)

    Reachout did an excellent job in dealing with my situation. They thought me how to listen, how to be calm and also to defuse any situation, how to speak to my family with respect so they could show back respect to me, how to love my wife compassionately.

    The teaching at Reachout changed my way of thinking and dealings of people. My goals are in line and I do feel better about myself with a sharper focus and aim.

    I would definitely recommend my family and friends to Reachout Program, and I thank them for helping me through my difficult and challenging period.

    Thank you Reachout
    G.R.

  • #52

    PM Gray (Monday, 27 March 2017 19:33)

    I completed my placement at Reachout Committee during my time with National Academy of Health & Business, I had the most amazing experience working for Reachout.
    Volunteering at Reachout Committee has helped me build my self confidence and my counselling
    skills, working with Reachout I was able to work as a professional person and was able to take feedback from my boss Angela for my self improvement. With Reachout I was able to work directly
    with youth and older adults which allows me to develop meaningful relationship with the clients and provides positive influence with all the clients I came into contact with.
    I learned so much from Angela, she is a very hard worker and she loves people, she gives them 100% of her self and time to everyone, very wonderful person may God continue to Bless her and provide for her Love you Angie.

  • #51

    Jason Hill (Friday, 10 March 2017 19:29)

    Reach out committee has supported me and I am grateful for this. What they give back to the community is strength and a connection for all . It's an honour to have been apart of the impact being made. I also want to say thank you for so much passion and dedication ! You are truly amazing.

  • #50

    Jordan S (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:57)

    Reach our gave me a place to gain volunteer hours for school while discovering the true meaning of giving back to a community. I have never met such an amazing and selfless person like Angela Thorpe, executive director of Reachout. She is constantly working hard and will do whatever is needed to help you succeed. Angela always puts her volunteers and her community ovee her self, and it shows at the annual fundraisers.

    Thank you Angela Thorpe for always being there for me!

  • #49

    Ameerah Lopez (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:25)

    Angela Thorpe, executive director of Reachout, is an outgoing, dynamic, hard working individual that has been a pleasure to work with. I have known Angela for over seven years and she has taught me the value of dedication and hard work. From the Walk for Peace to the annual Christmas dinners and Back to School BBQ, Reachout has taught me the necessity to provide support to our troubled youth in the community reaching out to them when the society has rejected and stigmatized them. As a Reachout member I learned to help coordinate these activities, soliciting donations from corporate sponsors for all our events. The students appreciate the dynamics of our organisation as they try to obtain community service hours. It is a pleasure to watch this organisation grow from year to year and I truly appreciate Angela for all her efforts.

Comments: 3 (Discussion closed)
  • #3

    Noran Zarzour (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:26)

    Entry logged on Saturday 02, November 2013

    Firstly when I came to Canada 3 years ago I started to volunteer in Reachout Committe with Angela, and she did not only give me the hours for graduation, but also she give me the opportunity to know more about the community. Also, I had the chance to know Canada more and I got involved in more than an activity and that gave me a lot of experience in my resume. So, I want to thank Angela very much for her help and support.

  • #2

    Kadeem Baird-Griellmore (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:19)

    Entry logged on Wednesday 16, October 2013

    I originally got Angela's number from a friend, immediatly I called her and she invited me into her office. Luckily I live so close to the Reachout Committee that I went there just to meet her. From the moment I walked in I was greeted with a smile and a hello.
    Reachout Committee changed my life, if it was not for Angela and the Reachout Committee I would not be in the wonderful place that I am in now. Thank you Angela and the Reachout Committee for all the advice and support and I wish the best of luck for this organization in the future.
    Yours Truly,


    Kadeem Baird-Griellmore

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    Devanshi Pandya (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:18)

    Wednesday 16th, October 2013

    At Reachout, I have learned and experienced so may new things! I have learned how it is to actually work, how hard it can be, how fun it can be, you get to meet new people, you get to try new things, and I meet some new people as well! It was a great experience! Before, I used to go because I wanted hours but after 1 visit, I started looking forward to going to Reachout! It was great! I got to help many people out that needed donations and I also got to be part of many events! I loved it there and I can't wait to go back next year to volunteer!