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August 19, 2015

Authors: Rafay Ahmed, Uwais Dhalech & Ali Khan, LIST Students

August 7, 2015

Author: Makayla Robinson, LIST Student (soon to be a star…an actress!)

This week at New Circles in the LIST program we learned about accepting all people for their diversity, such as if they like girls or boys. This was a great thing to learn about. We also learned about textiles, how clothing works, where they come from and how they are made. We got to weave bracelets by using yarn and other string type materials.

The LIST program is so much fun because we learn about retail, money and how the stores work. We also learn about how to convince customers into buying the product.

July 31, 2015

Author: Shamisa Paikar, LIST Student

My personal experience at New Circles has been fantastic so far! I have had various opportunities to express myself as well as build on the skills and knowledge I obtain. During our workshops we learned how to ask for a job in person, time management exercises such as prioritizing tasks that needed to be done, the different yet positive body language that one must display while speaking to employers such as posture, eye contact, facial expressions etc.

A fun exercise we did was dressing the mannequins up to make them look presentable so customers will like their presentation and eventually choose something. While helping out in the store, I had the chance to arrange the clothes in the back, help customers choose clothes as well as check out the items for families.

July 27, 2015

Author: Natasha Bhaloo, LIST Student

My experience at the New Circles Program is amazing so far. What I am doing in the program is hanging clothes on the racks and restocking the clothes on the shelves in the GLOW store. The most memorable thing that happened was that I met new friends. It made me feel so happy. Yes, it was valuable information that I could use in life and to share with others. My personal comment about the New Circles program is that the program is amazing because I get to learn new things every day. When I work in the GLOW store Monday to Wednesdays I get to work in the store with my friends and I get to gain a lot of retail experience. It builds confidence in me.

July 27, 2015

Author: Daniel Khoshnood, LIST Student

I’ve been volunteering at GLOW for the past week now and I still enjoy it quite a lot! I enjoy giving back to the community and this is one of the best ways to do it. I also get crucial hours for volunteering and valuable job experience that would be pivotal for my next job. The training seminars are incredibly interesting, I now know a lot about retail jobs so even if I don’t choose to pursue that path, I can respect the workers for the hard work they do.

July 17, 2015

Author: Sara Ahmed, LIST Student

For the past week and a half I’ve been volunteering at GLOW and to be honest, I think it’s great. I mean, I’m not gonna lie, constantly putting clothes on hangers may be a bit tiresome, but it gives you the full experience. I think having a store like GLOW is so amazing because it’s so convenient and accommodating for families. It’s also very cultural, for example there are lots of families from different backgrounds which makes GLOW so diverse and a fun place to be.

July 17, 2015

Author: Simona Rajani, LIST Student

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

New Circles has been giving this opportunity to many families and has helped families reinvent themselves. It is a non-profit organization run by determined volunteers who take this as a pathway towards stronger community.

award recipients

New Circles hosted the second annual Community Service Awards on September 15, 2015, where six youth were recognized...

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New Circles' GLOW clothing service is the largest clothing bank in Toronto. We help 12,000 people of all ages annually.