Why we need you
As a registered non-profit organization that receives only basic funding from government ministries, we rely on monetary donations to supplement our capacity to enhance supports and services.
Where your money goes
Donations can be directed toward a project of your choice, or if not specifically directed they are used to enrich the lives of supported individuals in a multitude of ways.
Donations have really held
Replacing outdated equipment, improving our facilities, subsidizing enrichment opportunities like special outings and events, and a myriad of other things that improve the day to day life of our clients.
We Need Your Support
Leave a legacy
You can choose to leave a legacy that will help continue fostering long lasting supports in our community for the people who need them. In your will and estate plan, consider including PLGB so we can help build a better future for people with complex needs.
Do you have an ability that brings you joy? Is there a way to bring that joy to the supported people of PLGB, by volunteering? Is it music, movement, stories, beauty treatments, pets, plants, reading? Please share that joy! We are a caring community, encouraging each other on our life's journey. You are welcome to join us. Everyone has a story to tell, a need for human interaction, a gift to share with the world. My friends at the Lodge are the BEST! Open your heart. Care about others. Share what you have, so we all will be richer. Get to know a supported individual or all of them at PLGB. They have a richness to share.
When I volunteer, I have fun! Everyone at the Lodge is unique, and I am made richer by knowing them.
I started volunteering in the rec department at Participation Lodge when I was a student in the DSW program at Cambrian college. My role was mainly shadowing the staff on trips and outings, pitching in wherever I was needed, and offering one on one supports. On special occasions I was invited to assist with decorating, carving pumpkins, and making banners alongside the residents.
I found exactly the real world, on the job, experience I was looking for, thanks to patient staff who were willing to teach, and supported individuals who happily let me hang out, or tag along. Participation Lodge gave me my first real look at person-centered care, along with a ton of fun times and memories to take on my way! If you have some hours to spare, I promise you won’t regret offering them to the supported individuals and staff of Participation Lodge. I gained more than I gave, and Sandy and Veronica remain my role models today!
I was a volunteer at PLGB for a number of years and loved every minute of it. The supported individuals will help you forget your problems, every time you enter the doors.
You will attend events that you might not otherwise go to. i.e. Blue Jays games, Stars on Ice with seats on the ice, RCMP ride, Santa Claus parades, Scarecrow parades, Pumpkin Fest and on and on. You will share the thrills with the residents and watch their enthusiasm when the Owen Sound Attack score a goal - or better still, win the game! Then there are the quiet times when you just sit with a supported individual and watch a movie, or not say a word but just hold their hand, or colour with them. Of course, there is always the shopping days, and you'd better have your running shoes on.
Helping with theme parties such as Hallowe'en, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Canada Day. If, by giving a few hours of your time a week, or a month, to help add happiness to the supported individuals of the Lodge, would you please consider being a volunteer? It is a job like no other.