The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ~ Mohandas Gandhi
At Time + Space we are committed to serving our community. In the process, we have developed friendships, discovered shared passions and learned new skills. Our team serve on committees and boards and we are honoured to be able to contribute in many ways to the incredible organizations that make this a wonderful place to live, work and play.
Following are some of the causes/organizations that we feel passionately about.
Phoenix believes in long term solutions and in giving young people the skills and confidence they need to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. This is accomplished through a range of programs and services that help youth transition from a place of need, to a place of healthy independence.
Phoenix provides many innovative programs – from safe and comfortable shelter, to supportive counseling and employment coaching. Through support and participation in its programs, Phoenix Youth achieve amazing successes each and every day.
Time + Space has been involved with Phoenix Youth for 25 years and have made a multi-year financial commitment to the Phoenix organization in support of their parenting program.
Donna Alteen currently serves as Chair of the Phoenix Youth Board of Directors.
Feed Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to more than 150 member agency food banks and meal programs, while at the same time striving to eliminate chronic hunger and poverty through research, awareness and support programs. Each year, Feed NS organizes their annual fundraising event Chair-a-Tea, which features an online and live auction followed by dinner. The event raises approximately $100,000 annually.
As with any fundraising event, it is essential to have awareness and media support so that more people know about the charity, the event and how they can help in their own way. The Time + Space team works with our media partners in the community to raise awareness for this important fundraiser.
Ellen Carew serves on the Chair-a-Tea committee.
If there is one thing that runs rampant throughout our organization, it is our love of art and culture. So much so that one of our very own, Bessy Nikolaou, has dedicated her time and love of the arts to help bring the AGNS Young Patrons’ Circle to life.
The Circle supports the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in its desire to engage young people (20s to 40s) in all facets of arts and culture, particularly Canadian and Atlantic Canadian contemporary art. It is a member-based organization dedicated to creating intimate encounters with the visual arts and artists working throughout Atlantic Canada.
Whether you’re a patron of the arts, a young professional, an urbanite, a debater, a budding art collector or someone with an itch to learn more about art and the art community – the Circle hopes to provide an environment for all to share in their passion for the arts.
Funds raised through memberships will endow an annual purchase fund for contemporary Canadian works for the permanent collection, creating an enduring legacy for members of the Circle at the Gallery.
Bessy Nikolaou currently serves as Chair of the AGNS Young Patrons’ Circle.
IN THE HOOD
For over 15 years, Time + Space has called Agricola Street our home. We are invested in our community and try to support local North End based community programs and organizations wherever we can. After all, that’s just what good neighbors do.
Ward 5 Neighborhood Centre is a voluntary, non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who receive no remuneration for their deeds. The Centre is located on Russell Street in Halifax’s North End and has been providing community programs for over 30 years. In an average year the Centre prepares and serves more than 18,000 hot meals to children and seniors.
Ward 5 operates St. Mark’s Food Bank, which distributes approximately 40 tons of food to as many as 4,000 people (almost half being children). Ward 5 also provides a wide range of programs for children and seniors such as pre and after school children’s care, seniors’ dances and Christmas Baskets for the needy, to name a few.
Meg Vis currently sits on the Ward 5 Board. T + S continues to support the important work of this organization.
Africville Lakers Basketball Program
The program started in 2000 with 12 children from the North End Community and has now grown to two separate teams – one for boys and the other for girls, ranged in age from 12-16. The teams play against their peers in the Halifax Minor Basketball League. The program provides fun and meaningful opportunities to youth in the North End Community. The children learn teamwork skills, positive self-esteem and how to interact with their peers.
We proudly sponsor the Africville Lakers Basketball Program annually.