Making friends and giving back

by Matthew Jacobsen

Matthew is one of the team at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and has made strong connections with his colleagues over the past five years.

My name is Matthew Jacobsen. This is the story of my amazing workplace where I have been working for the last five years. I work at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. It is a shelter for the homeless people of Kelowna. I like being part of an organization that does good work.

My job is to sort lots and lots of bottles and cans that get donated. The money they make goes to help more people. I like going to work because I feel like I am part of a family. The staff are friendly and everyone knows my name.

A few months ago, my bosses had a meeting with me and told me they were going to give me a raise. I really liked that they asked if there was anything that they could do to make my time at work even better than it is.

One of the coolest people is one of the cooks. His name is also Matthew. We kid around a lot and he makes me coffee or hot chocolate.

I like it when I have my lunch in the lunch room and get to talk to the other staff. Sometimes I just hang out in the staff room before I head for home.

And then at the end of the year we have a staff party which is so much fun. One time they had a talent show and I danced on the stage and everyone cheered and clapped like I was a celebrity.

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