Are you looking for a way to reach out in the community this Christmas? Maybe looking for an alternative gift that keeps on giving? Consider the following as you begin preparing for the Christmas season.
Streetsville Food Cupboard – Donations for the food cupboard, gift cards and bus tickets are always welcome. If you looking for a more direct involvement, consider volunteering on Tuesday and Friday mornings. People power is always welcome. Speak with Adelaide Tapscott for more information.
In the Community
The Dam – Annual Silent Auction – Nov 15, 2013 – 6:30 pm – 1 World Drive, Mississauga (World Vision Auditorium). Auction items and online bidding at www.thedam.org.
Eden Community Food Bank Christmas Hampers – Provide Christmas dinner (except the turkey) and a gift for family members (you choose family size). Volunteers are welcome on Dec 19th & 20th to assist in receiving and shipping baskets – great community service hours opportunity. Please contact Heather Barbour directly – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are interested. For those who do not have e-mail, please contact Cathy Clipperton – 905-826-1576
Circle of Care Program Interim Place – Information available on the Outreach bulletin board front entrance or contact Interim Place – email@example.com or 905-403-9691 ext. 2223 www.interimplace.com.
Nationally and Globally
Gifts with Vision – This is a gifting catalogue from The United Church of Canada. Copies are available in the narthex or visit the website – www.giftswithvision.ca. These are local, national and global projects that are partners with the United Church.
Hope International Gift Catalogue – Support one of our global partners through various gifts including scholarships, a cow, water filters, greenhouses and much more. For more information, visit the website – https://secure.hope-international.com/registrant/TicketingCatalog.aspx?eventid=131660&langpref=en-CA&referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hope-international.com%2findex.php.
Where Do Our Outreach Dollars Go?
Wondering how the envelope offerings directed to outreach are used? The funds designated for local and global projects are disbursed quarterly. This is where our funds went in October. Check the websites for more information.
Local – Mississauga and Toronto
Pathway Community Programs –www.pathwayhousing.ca/community_programs.html
The Dam – www.thedam.org
The Open Door – www.opendoorsquareone.org
Eden Community Food Bank – www.edenfoodbank.org
The Scott Mission – www.scottmission.com
cbm Canada – www.cbmicanada.org/
Hope International – www.hope-international.com/index.php
The Leprosy Mission Canada – www.leprosy.ca/Page.aspx?pid=191
Canadian Foodgrains – www.foodgrainsbank.ca
Syria Refugee Relief – Donation made through the United Church of Canada – www.united-church.ca