Volunteer Awareness Month: CPDC Recognizes Top 2014 Community-Builders
At CPDC, it is our mission to go beyond providing housing that is affordable. Our definition of success is the ability to build up communities that are resourceful, safe, supportive and life-enhancing. This would not be possible without the service of our network of volunteers, whose work continues to define CPDC communities.
Throughout the month of April we celebrated and acknowledged the work of volunteers, culminating with our annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 14. The event brought together and honored nearly 800 individuals who in 2014 gave their time and talents to ensure the success of CPDC communities. Powered by nearly 20,000 hours of service last year, our communities benefited from summer camps, after school programs, community gardens, youth-led computer classes for adults, and amazing new playground spaces.
CPDC resident volunteers also hosted events to engage their neighbors including ‘Music in the Garden’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ events, Joy Maker gift-giving programs designed by youth, senior resident-led dances and back-to-school and Halloween parties for youth.
CPDC would like to thank founding donors The Alice and Eugene Ford Foundation and Harkins Builders for their generous and continued support of the organization’s Volunteer Engagement efforts. Donor contributions make it possible for CPDC communities to grow and thrive through volunteer service and lead to significant changes in the lives of individuals and families.
To view additional photos from this year’s annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, visit our gallery here.