There have been a number of studies done pointing to the generosity of Canadians who display, in amounts of time, devotion to volunteer work. It says a lot about Canadian character.
For Paul Lafond, volunteering is more than a full-time job. It speaks volumes about Paul Lafond’s character.
To put Paul’s volunteer work in perspective, he averages about 1,800 volunteer hours a year. A person who works 40 hours a week puts in about 1,700 hours per year. So Paul’s volunteer work is definitely into overtime!
His fundraising achievements are impressive, helping to raise money for the Cancer Society, Hospital for Sick Children and the International Prevention of Child Abuse, just to name a few. To date, he’s raised more money for the M.S. Society in Super Cities Walks than anyone in the Kawarthas.
Paul also finds time to drive seniors to appointments and shopping. He shovels their sidewalks in winter, cuts their grass in summer.
Paul Lafond’s community commitment is truly the essence of volunteerism. To make a difference, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You simply have to care enough to do something for someone. Paul’s monumental achievement has been to do what the rest of us just talk about doing.