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In the Community

Cathy Kelly selected for volunteer award
By: Rebecca Ring, The New Tanner

Cathy receives Volunteer reward from Warden Joanne Ross-Zuj and Mayor Chris White
Photo submitted by Andrea Ravensdale, County of Wellington

Community involvement is natural for Cathy so combining sponsorship, skills and a desire to provide affordable housing for other well deserving community members, Cathy swings a hammer and assists with the 2010 Habitat for Humanity Women Build home.  The slogan “We’d rather build it than clean it” is quite literal as many women raise funds to support and build the first Women Built home in Wellington County!

In July of 2010, C.K. Coverings was pleased to team up with Catherine Brazeau of H.B Design and soften the entrance to a decorated space for “Tea at the Manor and Garden Tour” supporting Halton Hills United Way.

Cancer and Diabetes are familiar diseases that touch the lives of many people including Cathy’s own family. C.K. Coverings is a supporter of research and organizations that give support to families who are affected.

The Joy Home Tours 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and The Joy of Christmas Home Tour 2008 not only benefited Jewels for Jesus but other local charities in the Guelph area.

Décor Show and Bake Sales hosted at the showroom incorporates many local artisans and encourages the public to “shop local”. Sales from bake sales have supported the local school with proceeds going towards their playground, computer lab equipment, the library and more.

Helping Other People Everyday is a basic concept C.K. Coverings embraced as a positive personal and business practice that has helped develop the business into what it is today.  And now, another H.O.P.E who’s mission is exactly that – Power of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) is a charity bringing joy to others at Christmas time but for the organization, it’s a year-round endeavor.

Each year Cathy collects denim jeans and donates those that are of good quality to second hand stores and uses the remaining ones to create patches for a denim quilt. Every quilt is different and can be anything from small strips to large interesting designs. Sometimes assisted by students for community hours or interested quilters, “green” thinking is promoted through recycling of the denim. Proceeds raised from the quilt are donated to charitable or non-profit groups such as schools, Habitat for Humanity, and Power of H.O.P.E.  A draw is made for one lucky winner! 

C.K. Coverings has supported and sponsored many local groups and Cathy is currently the program coordinator for The Good Times Club. (Seniors Group AKA 55+) at the Salvation Army.