The Freedom Foundation
Sandra came to work in May of 2012. In October of 2012 she organized a fundraising Jamboree and has been doing so every year since. The first year she raised 1800, last year she raised 6000. This fall will be the 5th anniversary of the event. Sandra is the initial contact with residents looking for admittance to the Freedom Foundation. She begins her assistance to them before they arrive by helping them to contact agencies for support or housing needs. She is their link to Community Services, Pensions, Shelters and Justice Departments. She takes the unnecessary pressures from these individuals and this greatly aids in their recovery from their disease of addiction. Sandra works more hours than she is paid for. She often will be in well before her scheduled shift and more often will be at her desk long past the end of her shift. She is at the end of her phone at all times and provides support whenever it is needed. 5. Optional: Share any additional comments you would like to offer to support this nomination. Sandra came to work for a maternity leave 5 years ago. She immediately accepted the position when it became available due to the previous Office Manager choosing to stay at home with her children. She is an asset to the Freedom Foundation from day one.
2017 Halifax Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Halifax Public Library, June 19th, 2017
Keynote: UW CEO Sara Napier
In attendance were three Councillors: Councillors Lindell Smith, Sam Austin and Shawn Cleary