Things We Collect
We have collection boxes under the pew just inside the front doors of the church, for the following items.
Milk Bags NOTE: This program is currently on hold. Please do not bring more bags to the church as we have no place to store them!
We collect the outside bags from bagged milk. Please clean and fold them.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services and Halton Youth Justice Services have been participating in this program. Recycled milk bags are collected, and then distributed to youth with a community service order (CSO) requirement. Youth assist with the folding, cutting, linking and weaving of these milk bags. Upon successful completion, these bed mats are sent to either to Haiti or are used for our own local homeless population. Of note, the youth are proud to participate in this worthy cause.
One single adult bed requires approximately 300-500 milk bags. These mats are washable, quick drying, and provide an alternative for the children and adults of Haiti for sleeping on damp, hard grounds and are greatly valued.
Thank you to all who donate regularly and anyone who uses bagged milk, please consider donating the outer bag to our donation box.
Eyeglasses for Sierra Leone
We collect used prescription eyeglasses for Sierra Leone. To date, over 700 pairs of prescription glasses have been collected / donated.