We have an Emergency food-bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm.
7-day a week "last resort" help-line for financial emergencies particularly for folks on low income.
(Note: always call 211 for a complete list of agencies that can provide assistance)
Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables provided once a month. Voucher are provided at the food bank but some are delivered to those who are unable to pick up
We work with Georgian College to identify a small number of students that need a hand-up for the purchase of books or other expenses (not tuition)
We work with 'The Beach 97.7' to collect backpacks and school supplies as students are heading back to school in August
We work with teachers in the local schools to identify families who need help with some school and extra-curricular expenses
Providing some winter clothing and small treats for seniors in one of the local residences in Collingwood
Working with parishioners of St Mary's and the local schools we collect pyjamas and some winter clothing. We distribute them in December
Cash gifts to a limited number of local families who are in particularly difficult circumstances before Christmas. A special program funded by a few generous local donors
We help fund a container of food and clothing going up each year to an isolated northern community (Rankin Inlet)
Each summer we support sending girls (5-13) to Camp Marygrove and boys (7-12)to Camp Ozanam. There is no charge for families in financial need. Registration is in April and May
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for our neighbours in need.