Host: Trish Holmes
On today’s show are interviews with two different types of mutual aid and one interview with a charity.
The first interview is with the local chapter of Hockey Helps the Homeless, a long-standing charitable organization that raises money on behalf of local agencies.
The second interview is with Julie Sawatzky who started the 519 Community Collective during the dark days of the pandemic.
And finally, Father Toby Collins speaks about the affordable takeout dinner service started at St Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Kitchener. Both last two are examples mutual aid within the community.
Each interview covers how the projects function, how they came to be, important initiatives, and ways to volunteer.
This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom. You can access the archives of this show on radiowaterloo.ca/news or on the national LJI website.
The music on today’s show has been ‘Fat Cartoon Jazz’ by Purple Planet Music .
The accompanying photograph was obtained from truthseeker08 on Pixabay.com.