Outreach


photo04Outreach Ministry Activities

Our aim is to support a wide variety of organizations serving different needs locally and beyond. As well as seeking funds to provide financial support for approximately 16 such charities, we actively search out ways to provide hands on service.

To learn how you can join in on our activities and initiatives please CLICK HERE

Outreach’s Yearly Schedule of Special Events

 

outreach_toast 2. PB & Jam Sunday – March: Donate jars of these breakfast staples, help fill local food bank shelves
outreach_tree 3. Easter Tree – Lent: Place a cross on our living Easter tree , honour someone special as a memorial or a tribute , make a donation for our projects

 

outreach_shorts 4. Holy Undie Sunday – September: Buy adult’s & children’s underwear , provide these new items for those living in poverty

 

 

outreach_pig 5. Stuff Campaign – November (a joint project with the UCW): Donate $$ for the Peel CAS Holiday Wishes , purchase personal care products for Holiday Wishes

 

 

Outreach’s Weekly Initiatives

  1. Drop coins in our WishingWell
  2. Place nonperishable items in our Food Hamper designated for local FoodBanks
  3. Save Campbell’s can labels, empty print cartridges, used stamps and pop can tabs for $$ for school supplies, a Food Bank, the Leprosy Mission and wheelchairs.

Outreach’s Hands On Volunteering

outreach_join Pass It On Team

  • Donate gently used clothing and household items
  • Volunteer at our sorting days
  • Help us surpass our 2013 total of:
    • i.499bagsgiventolocalcharities
    • ii. 403volunteerhoursserved
outreach_dance Inside the Dream

  • Donate prom or grad outfits
  • Join us to volunteer on Boutique Day in April
  • http://www.insidethedream.org/

Treasured Relationships

1. Oliver House, Caledon – A 40 year Partnership

For 40 years, St Barts’ congregational members and friends have been spending time with the very special people living in Oliver House. For the last several years, the Outreach team has taken the lead in this relationship.

We host 3 annual functions:

  1. Bingo & Snacks – March
  2. Games at St Barts & Lunch at Pizza Hut – July
  3. Christmas event – December – providing gifts for each resident, hosted by St Barts’ very own Santa

2. Family Hope Services, Katatura, Namibia

Our Bike Container 3 went to Family Hope Services in the black township suburb of Katatura, Windhoek, Namibia back in 2008. FHS is situated in an area where most homes are tin shacks with no electricity, inside toilets or running water. 6 days a week they feed over 200 children many of whom are orphans. Aids is still a stark reality in Katatura. Over the years our $$ have purchased pressure cookers for the lunch of rice and beans, helped set up an on-site gardening plot, bought school supplies and paid registration fees for children to return to mainstream school.

Charities we actively support:

Provincially:

Sparrow Lake Camp UCC residential children’s summer camp www.sparrowlakecamp.com/


First Nations:

Toronto Urban Ministry Programs for Toronto’s native population http://tunm.ca/

Locally:

CAS Holiday Wishes $$ for gift cards for families www.peelkidsfoundation.ca
Heart House Hospice end of life support for patients and their families www.hearthousehospice.com
Jane Finch Ministry programs for youth and families www.twpcommunityministry.org/
Knight’s Table a food bank plus daily meals on site http://knightstable.org/
Peel Children’s Centre programs for children with mental health issues www.peelcc.org
Regeneration Outreach Community programs for the homeless and marginalised www.regenbrampton.com
St Andrews Presbyterian
Food
Wed. noon meal and food bankprogram standrewsbrampton.ca

Internationally:

St Paul’s United Emergency
Food Cupboard
emergency food supplies for homeless www.stpauls.brampton.on.ca
Ste. Louise Outreach a food bank and used clothing for families www.stelouisefoodbank.ca
Wellspring programs for cancer patients and their families www.wellspringching.ca
Canadian Food Grains seeds and agricultural expertise to the third world www.foodgrainsbank.ca
Doctors without Borders medical help when in war, famine, natural disasters www.doctorswithoutborders.org
SHARE agricultural expertise in third world countries www.shareagfoundation.org
Family of Hope Services, Namibia supplies, fees for remedial children ‘back to school’