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#1 Kris

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:31 PM

Major huge project was handed out today. I ave to write a mock funding proposal for a service needed in Windsor. Some type of community/social service. I have a few ideas but thought I would see if anyone else has any ideas I may not have thought of.

So what kind of community services do you think are lacking in Windsor?

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:38 PM

The first thing that came to mind was a toy library for local children. I don't believe we have one do we? I loved ours in Ottawa. Indoor/outdoor toys. Educational toys. Everything to help develop the mind and body. And affordable for low income families!

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

A low cost fitness center geared towards families. Something with a full service gym w/free childcare center,seasonal athletic programs for children of all ages, dance, gymnastics and nutrition coaching. We live in a terminally unhealthy society, much as a result of the high costs associated with fitness centers and programs that keep our children active.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:13 AM

thanks guys I really like these ideas!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:35 AM

I love the idea of the toy library.. It seems very doable!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:07 AM

The first thing that came to mind was a toy library for local children. I don't believe we have one do we? I loved ours in Ottawa. Indoor/outdoor toys. Educational toys. Everything to help develop the mind and body. And affordable for low income families!


They did this at CFB Petawawa. To this day I think its the only thing about the base that I liked lol.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:49 AM

dial-a-nanny

Kinda like an escourt service only with caregivers LOL They are prescreened, come with police clearance and a childrens background. You call and order a nanny for 9am tomorrow morning and at 9am your doorbell rings with an instant babysitter LOL

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:13 AM

LMAO I love your escort analogy Jen

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:01 PM

Cloth diaper service? something for lower income families where they drop off and pick up new ones to cut down on costs.

The first thing that came to mind was a toy library for local children. I don't believe we have one do we? I loved ours in Ottawa. Indoor/outdoor toys. Educational toys. Everything to help develop the mind and body. And affordable for low income families!

what a cool idea!

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:43 PM

ooo I like that idea to Murky!
Lots of awesome ideas, thanks! Now I need to run them by my group and see if we an decide on one.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:10 PM

Just a little more info on the toy library (in case you're interested)... In the mid-90s I paid an annual fee of $50 to join the toy library. We were allowed to take 1 outdoor or 2 indoor toys at any one time.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:12 PM

Just a little more info on the toy library (in case you're interested)... In the mid-90s I paid an annual fee of $50 to join the toy library. We were allowed to take 1 outdoor or 2 indoor toys at any one time. The outdoor toys were things like Step 2 play structures, slides, Cozy Coupe cars, etc.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:12 PM

Windsor did have a toy library at one time and it was so well used and loved! They also had all sorts of parenting resource books to borrow, along with magazine articles on a number of topics, kids music CDs, etc, etc.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

Oops. Sorry for the repeat.