On Wed. Mar 9, 2016, the Youth In Philanthropy (YiP) Committee at the Immigrant and Refugee Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) embarked on a site visit to Wolseley Family Place, which offers a broad range of services and programs that address the needs of children and their families in the community.
While on our visit, we were impressed by the wide range of services they provided for families in the areas of education, support and community links.
We were especially inspired by the amount of dedication the staff at Wolseley Family Place put into helping single mothers each and every day.
Upon arrival, we were given a tour by a very kind lady named Nasrin Sepheri, who is employed by Wolseley Family Place as a social worker.
On our tour, it became evident the building was very small. We also recognized the sad state of their supplies as many appeared rusty and old. We felt this was unfortunate because they put so much effort into helping others when they have so little themselves.
We were also inspired by some of the comments made by Nasrin. She said she doesn’t do the work for the money, as she left a high paying job to be at Wolseley Family Place. Nasrin indicated she really enjoys her job and knows she is making a direct impact because at the end of the day she feels good doing something for others who really need it.
Once we came back from our visit, we talked within our group about how Wolseley Family Place really needed the money.
After completing all the site visits, we sat down and unanimously decided to give Wolseley Family Place the full amount of $1,500 as their need was the greatest and most inspiring to us.