The JobJar team visited the community of Mid-Sun on June 9th, 2018 and had a blast meeting our winners!
Karina and her wonderful family won the contest. Her and her husband experienced a rough few years and were so grateful for our Skilled Doer Don, who donated his time to help her fix up the house.
Karina was thrilled to give the second set of free handy-work to a deserving neighbour. She was so thrilled, in fact, that she visited non-profit organizations within the Mid-Sun area, contacted all of her local friends and almost went door to door to find the perfect deserving neighbour!
She nominated her next-door neighbour, Joni, who had to sell her home due to being unable to afford the mortgage. Joni was overwhelmed by her neighbour's generosity. We got to listen to their inspiring stories about the relationship between the two of them after living next door to each other for years.
For Joni, having to sell her home was a challenge, especially in time to find a new place to live. She had hired contractors to paint all of the siding on her home, and they left her with it half-done. Don came in and helped her finish up the whole job!
We were so thankful to spend the day with such wonderful people and left feeling inspired. A huge thank you to the Mid-Sun Community Association, the local businesses in Mid-Sun and all of the people who participated in the contest!
Don't forget: we might be in your community next! If you want to nominate your neighbourhood for this contest, let your community centre know to email email@example.com!