Boys aged 13, 14 and 15 from the Bantam A Tigers Hockey Team of the Lakeshore Minor Hockey Federation volunteered their time bagging groceries at the Provigo in Kirkland over a weekend, raising $400 which they donated to the Vicki & Stan Zack and Family Teenage Health Unit (THU) of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.
The THU provides free services ranging from basic medical care and reproductive health to helping teens deal with problems such as bullying, depression, stress, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and suicide. It also runs an outreach program, in which visits to high schools throughout the greater Montreal region are arranged on a weekly basis, providing an interactive bio-psychosocial educational service to thousands of teens.
“It is truly inspiring to witness the public spirit and communal responsibility of these teenagers," says JGH Foundation President and CEO Myer Bick. “Their generous contribution to the hospital's Teenage Health Unit will advance its mission of helping young people deal with their health and societal problems."