Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

For DECSA, giving means bringing positive change to our community. We strive to give every day by supporting individuals with barriers to employment and education.decsadollar - Copy

What does giving mean to you?

If you believe, like we do, that everybody can reach their full potential through acceptance and empowerment, then you might be interested in giving $3 to DECSA.

You might ask the question: what could we possibly do with $3?

The answer: until the end of June, every dollar donated will automatically enter us to win a $10,000 donation from CanadaHelps! 

All you have to do is visit our page on the Great Canadian Giving Challenge website, enter your donation amount, and go from there.

graphicforblogNo matter how much you give, your generosity will help support DECSA clients today and for many days to come.

Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/gcgc/84108 before June 30 to donate $3 and enter us to win $10,000.

Truly, every donation counts!

Our Newest Member

Please join us in welcoming this lovable new member to DECSA!

But first, let’s share the story of how our newest member came to be here at DECSA…

The doll was donated by Ventures client James B, who began crafting the dolls while incarcerated. Many years ago, the first prototype was a life-size replica of Mr. B himself to fill his prison bed, which enabled a crafty escape.

DECSA_DollyPosterV4Since that time, many smaller versions of the doll – a combination of recycled materials, handmade garments and baby clothing – have become a symbol of Mr. B’s creativity and industriousness. He now sells the dolls alongside original poetry he composed while in prison.

In the Ventures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program, Mr. B is free to make his business bigger and more productive through smart business planning.

This doll still needs a name, so if you have an idea, please drop by our Community Hub and add it to the list, or email your idea to jzittlaw@decsa.com.

Our BIG THANKS to James B for the wonderful gift and to all friends of DECSA for contributing name ideas!