For the past several years, the Cape Breton University Students’ Union has been leaving a positive impact on charities within the Cape Breton community thanks to Capers Helping Capers (CHC). Started in 2011, CHC is a not-for-profit organization aimed at engaging CBU students in community issues. CHC strives to support our local communities efforts and create a direct and positive impact within Cape Breton by engaging individuals through a unique community based initiative. Each year the CBUSU executive team chooses four (4) new Cape Breton charities to fundraise for throughout the year. This year our CBUSU executives have chosen the following charities: L’Arche Cape Breton, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton: Whitney Pier Youth Club, Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters: Cape Breton.
L’Arche Cape Breton:
“L’Arche is an international federation of communities for men and women with intellectual disabilities and those who choose to share life with them. We live, work and learn together in a simple lifestyle that emphasizes the value of authentic relationships.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton:
Whitney Pier Youth Club: “Promotes the well-being of youth and their families within the local community. Helps youth toward responsible, fulfilling, and productive adulthood.”
Haley Street Adult Services Centre Society:
“Our vision is we are leaders for change, where we enhance the skills that promote independence. Our mission is with respect, we provide opportunities for growth and development, to assist clients in their choice to participate in all aspects of life and the community.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Cape Breton:
“Each Big Brothers Big Sister agency provides direct service to children by matching volunteers and youths in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at screening volunteers and matching them with a mentee having similar interests.”
We love getting volunteers!
If you would like to become a Capers Helping Capers volunteer or for more information on CHC, please contact:
Community Outreach Coordinator
phone: (902) 563-1192