We are a non profit organization assisting our neighbours in need

Food Bank

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We have an Emergency food-bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm. 

Help line

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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) 

Good Food Box

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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

Education assistance

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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)

Back to school backpacks

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We work with 'The Beach 97.7' to collect backpacks and school supplies as students are heading back to school in August

School Outreach

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We work with teachers in the local schools to identify families who need help with some school and extra-curricular expenses

Senior Thanksgiving program

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Providing some winter clothing and small treats for seniors in one of the local residences in Collingwood

Christmas: pyjamas for kids

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Working with parishioners of St Mary's and the local schools we collect pyjamas and some winter clothing. We distribute them in December

"Vinnies" Christmas Cheer

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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

North of 60

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We help fund a container of food and clothing going up each year to an isolated northern community (Rankin Inlet)

Summer camp

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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

If these are programs that you consider worthwhile, please consider making a one-time or a sustaining regular donation. Thank you!

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for our neighbours in need.

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