Photo of Alberta Northern Lights recipient Lanre Ajayi

Location: Calgary, Alberta

COVID-19 changed the way that Canada Post personnel interact with the people on their route. The idea for Adopt a Mailbox Stand came to Lanre Ajayi after watching his mail delivery person drop a package off at his door and quickly move back to their delivery truck.

Lanre felt it was important to do something to ensure the safety of this group of essential workers. He started Operation Temporarily Adopt a Mailbox Stand to clean community mailboxes in his neighbourhood every day, and he asked people in his network to do the same. The idea has since spread to communities across Canada, creating an opportunity for volunteerism that is close to home.

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Honour the contributions of an amazing individual or group.

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Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-638-4699
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

How to volunteer

For contact information, visit Volunteering during COVID-19.

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