When I moved to Gabriola in 2005 as a single mom escaping an abusive marriage, it was a rough time of my life. I was on income assistance for a few months while I found my footing, and it just wasn’t enough to make ends meet. I turned to People for a Healthy Community (PHC) on Gabriola for food each week, and was astounded by the love and generosity of every volunteer I encountered.
The following year I moved to Nanaimo, found a decent paying job, and my financial situation stabilized, but I never forgot the kind hearts at PHC.
In 2008 my family and I had the opportunity to move back to Gabriola, and one of the things that was most important to me was giving back to the community that blessed me so generously.
Last Christmas we had a holiday party, and invited all of our guests to bring a donation for PHC. We were able to donate over $100 worth of groceries to help families get through the New Year.
A couple months ago we approached PHC with an idea we had, and began offering 2 free haircut vouchers for Brent G Hair Studio each week. Almost every single voucher issued has been gratefully used. If you are in need of a haircut and things just aren’t working out financially, be sure to stop by PHC at the Commons on Mondays & Tuesdays and ask about the Brent G Hair Studio free haircut vouchers.
If you don’t need financial assistance and are looking for a way to contribute to your community, there are always lots of volunteer opportunities. Thank you for caring when we needed your help, and I hope the little bit we are doing for the community has helped make a few people’s lives just a little bit brighter (and prettier).
Each voucher is good for one week from the date of issue. Each voucher is good for one free haircut – men, women, children, seniors.
People for a Health Community is located at the Commons:
Monday & Tuesday 11 AM to 1 PM
675 North Road Gabriola, BC