Outreach General Information
The Outreach Committee seeks opportunities for Grace to offer help, wherever it is needed.
If you would like more information about the projects please contact email@example.com
North BurLINKton Community Group
North Burlington Community Dinners (NBCD)
We now have 5 churches involved – 24/7 Church, Forestview, Glad Tidings, Crossroads, and Grace United; as well as a group of community volunteers. Food for Life, Refresh Food and Partnership West have been amazing at supplying food for the dinners. Thanks to the Grace volunteers (20 on our roster) who work at the dinners. These dinners are held twice a month (2nd and 4th Wednesdays). All volunteers must have a police check (vulnerable people).
We are requesting non-perishable food items to continue to help fill the Food Cupboard. These items are distributed locally to those in need and can be left in the front lobby.
Some suggestions are: peanut butter, canned tuna, pasta, sauce, soup, cereal and crackers.
Your generous support will make a positive difference in so many lives! Thank you.
This afterschool program is up and running with 30 children (age range JK – Gr 8.) registered on Tuesday. The school bus is met at Walkers and Upper Middle and the kids are waving and shouting before the bus even stops. Activities focus on help with homework, crafts and sports. The kids are excited and happy with the program. They are very grateful for the support we have offered with our loft space. This program is making a big difference in the lives of these children and their families. We will continue to support them with donation of our loft space.
Eye Glass Collection
Thanks to everyone who donated prescription eye glasses. We have collected to date (about 100 pairs), which have been sent to an optometrist for sizing. These are then donated to Sierra Leone.
Food for Life
Food for Life is a food recovery program that picks up surplus food from grocery stores, restaurants and corporate partners (mainly fruit, vegetables and baked goods) and delivers it to outreach programs in low-income locations throughout Halton. We host one of these outreach programs each Friday morning. People needing food can drop into the church before 9:30 am with their grocery bags. A Food for Life van drops off food and volunteers sort and organize the food into the client’s bags.
Halton Fresh Food Box
Halton Fresh Food Box is a non-profit, volunteer run healthy eating program supported by Halton Region Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ontario Ministry of Health. We act as a depot for the Halton Fresh Food Box. Fresh food can be ordered and picked up between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Additionally within the church, other groups plan and organize other community Outreach projects.
The Women’s Group supports the following groups throughout the year: Halton Women’s Place, Wesley Urban Ministries, SOCKS, Five Oaks, Carpenter Hospice and the United Church Mission & Service Fund.
Tansley Park Community Homes (TPCH) consists of fourteen non-profit townhouses located next to the church at 4090 Millcroft Park Drive. The townhouses are predominately rent-geared-to-income units, and play a part in the community outreach program of Tansley and the Hamilton Conference of the United Church of Canada. TPCH operates in partnership with Community Housing and Services of the Region of Halton who provide the rent subsidies for our rent-geared-to-income structure. While not a requirement, the Board of Directors and officers of TPCH are members of the congregation.
We are always looking for ways that we can support those in our community who need a helping hand – where best we can put our resources in Burlington. If you have any suggestions, please speak to one of the members of the committee.
United Church of Canada
In addition, we will support appeals by the United Church of Canada.
Want to Help?
Pray for these projects, for the people who serve on them, and for those they serve.
Volunteer some time.
Donate items. From time to time, we will be asking for donations of food items for dinners, toys, clothing and other items as need arises.
Make financial donations.
Join the Outreach Committee. We could use your ideas and input. If you would like to work on Outreach projects, please contact us.
The Outreach Committee
If you have any questions or want to help, please contact Janice Martin