Saying YES to being kind

Members of the Surrey Foundation
Members of the Surrey Foundation's Youth Empowering Surrey (YES) Team perform their first 'Random Act of Kindness' at the Organic Connections Cafe in South Surrey July 18.
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A South Surrey café that promotes local, organic cuisine was the target of the first local random act of kindness by the Surrey Foundation’s Youth Empowering Surrey (YES) team.

The teen members of the team, along with volunteers from the Staples Advantage Business Development team and the community, arrived at the Organic Connections Café on Marine Drive July 18.

They spent the day sprucing up the exterior of the café, a 100-per-cent organic vegan/vegetarian establishment that strives to source local and organic produce.

Organic Connections Café posted an appreciation on their Facebook page to “Kim and Team YES and Scott and his Staples team and everyone else that participated in cleaning up our beach cafe. Job well done.”

The YES Team comprises young people 15 to 18 years old who operate their random-acts-of-kindness program as part of the Surrey Foundation mission statement that calls for making “a positive and lasting impact on the quality of community life in Surrey.”

Since its inception in 1994, the Surrey Foundation has disbursed over $1 million to registered charities in the city.


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