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L'arche Association Of Lethbridge Charity Profile
We at L'Arche Association of Lethbridge have come together to build a community where our lives are signs of hope and love. At the heart are persons with a developmental disability and those who choose to build community together We will create homes where acceptance and forgiveness are celebrated; We will make it possible for the unique gift of each person to be revealed and given; We choose to live in Christian community in Lethbridge and by this choice will effect change around us.
L'Arche in North America is part of a world-wide network of communities inspired by the Beatitudes. At the heart of these communities are people with a developmental disability and those who share life with them. The four fundamental aspects of L'Arche's Identity in North America are: The recognition of the unique value of persons with a developmental disability to reveal that human suffering and joy can lead to growth, healing and unity. When their give is received, individual, social and ecclesial change occurs; Life Sharing, where persons with a developmental disability and those who assist them live, work and pray together, creating a home; Relationships of mutuality in which people give and receive love; Christian Community based on the Gospel and dependent upon the Spirit of God where faithful relationships, forgiveness, and celebration reveal God's personal presence and love.
L'arche Association Of Lethbridge Volunteer Information
L'Arche Association of Lethbridge is always looking for people who are interested in participating in the life of our community as volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are present at many levels in L'Arche Association of Lethbridge: developing friendships with core members and assistants, cooking a meal with a L'Arche Lethbridge is always looking for people who are interested in participating in the life of our community as volunteers.
Volunteer opportunities are present at many levels in L'Arche Association of Lethbridge: developing friendships with core members and assistants, cooking a meal with a person with a disability once a week or once a month, accompanying core members to Special Olympic's and other recreational activities, gardening, small "fix it" projects in our homes, helping assistants from other countries improve their English, etc.