For the fourth year in a row, VOCYL youth reached out to the homeless by baking, decorating and handing out cookies and cupcakes to the individuals staying at Rock Bay Landing (previously Streetlink).
“It’s wonderful,” says VOCYL coordinator, Tracy Lemke, “the youth get to connect with other individuals in the community who are marginalized and often judged for their outer appearance, rather than who they are. This is a feeling the VOCYL youth can really realte to. Often people who are struggling to meet their basic needs in life are the most thankful and appreciative. The smiles and connection they make with the VOCYL youth is heartwarming,” says Tracy, “especially around Valentines.” VOCYL looks forward to connecting again with Rock Bay Landing this summer.