Let me tell you a little about Francis.
Even though this past year was tough, Francis continued to thrive in his role with Binners’ Project and he was officially promoted to Coordinator this year.
We’re currently fundraising $5,000 to support the continued employment of binners like Francis – please donate now.
I had a moment to chat with Francis about how this year has gone for him and here are some highlights:
Q: What was the last year like for you?
Very very hard. It affected everything in my life because I don’t have a lot of family members here. There was no social interaction, nowhere to go. A lot of my friends can’t visit each other. I have friends in Surrey and in Coquitlam, but I have not seen them up to now. We will talk on the phone, but you can’t go and visit. And it’s really hard because instead of my family, these are the people I would meet every day.
Q: How did Binners’ Project help you this year?
Without Binners’ Project I don’t know what else I was going to do. Binners’ helped a lot because it made me come out of my shell. You’ve got some people to talk to, some people you have something in common with, who you can relate to. You can work with them, and get to know them and they become friends; they become like part of the family.
Q: What’s something you’re looking forward to once the pandemic is over?
I’m excited for Binners’ Project to be open for business 100%, and people are working every day. Once things start opening up, people are going to start asking us to come sort their waste for them and we’ll get more work. We’ve been working with some of these companies and they’re responding very positively, so I’m looking forward to getting more work soon.
I hope you’ll consider donating to support our employment programs that serve to provide people like Francis meaningful, low-barrier work opportunities. Donate today, and help us reach our $5,000 goal.
All our latest news, events, announcements and press releases will be posted here.