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Fundraising events at Port Cares

Pancake Brunch serves up a feast for guests.

On Tuesday Feb.7th over 220 people gathered to support the 5th Annual Pancake Brunch at the Port Cares Reach Out Centre to raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness in our community. Guests and volunteers sported the classic “Raising the Roof” toques in support of “Toque Tuesday”, for the national “Raising the Roof”campaign. We would like to thank our generous media sponsors Giant FM, Country 89 and Niagara This Week as well as Tender Cuts for supplying the sausages, the pancake batter was from ADM Milling and other supplies were courtesy of E.D. Smith, the Lakeshore Catholic High School Rowing team,Port Colborne High School, Sobeys and Tim Hortons.
Thank you to all of our guests who enjoyed the delicious meal and the hardworking volunteers and staff without whom this event would not be possible. We would especially like to thank Mayor John Maloney, Mayor April Jeffs, Radio personalities Chuck Lafleur, Brian Salmon, Chrishon and Rob, as well as Shaun Slat from Tender Cuts and Board member Cathy Boggio and ex-Board member Florence MacDonald for serving up the delicious food prepared by our staff and volunteers.

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For more information  please view these articles published by the local media.

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/02/07/pancake-brunch-aims-to-be-a-life-changer

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/community-story/7095116-ready-to-raise-the-roof/

Homelessness is a reality in our community but there is help.

At any given time there could be as many as 100 individuals including families with children who are homeless in our community. They are the families who cannot find affordable housing, and who are struggling with unemployment and poverty. They are the hidden homeless, such as the young person sitting next to your child in school who has been sleeping on someone’s floor or outdoors because they are not safe at home. Or it could be an individual dealing with addiction or mental illness.

Homelessness has many faces. Let us help you or someone you know. At Port Cares we have dedicated staff that will assist individuals facing homelessness and we currently have access to 24 transitional housing units. Together with other community agencies we provide support so individuals can move forward at their own pace and find a place to call home.

Here is a success story we would like to share:  In 2016 our Housing Coordinator Dave advocated for a blind man so he could  to remain in the housing program after his apartment flooded numerous times. “We found him temporary lodging in a motel, negotiated with past and present landlords and established income sources for new apartment costs for moving and last months’ rent. Imagine being blind and on a limited income when everything starts to go wrong. Think about the trust you have to put in someone who states that it will take time when you have just got out of bed in the morning and are standing in water. This individual thanks us almost every day for his safe affordable apartment that he moved into last spring.”

How can you help? Please consider  attending our upcoming Pancake Brunch at our Reach Out Centre on Feb. 7  where we hope to raise funds for our Client Services and Housing initiatives. Thank You.

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Looking for a way to give back to your community this Holiday Season?

There are many ways  to help those in need in our community through Port Cares.

Any gift of your time or a donation of food, a toy or a monetary contribution will all go towards making the Christmas Holidays a brighter and more wondrous  time for families and individuals in need in our community. To find out more on how you can help please contact Karin at 905-834-3629 ext. 245.xmas-2016-new

Thank You. Port Cares Black Tie Gala sparkled with joy.

On November 18th we celebrated 30 years of service to our community at our 18th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction at the Italian Hall in Port Colborne. Photos courtesy of Steve Henschel, Niagara This Week.

Kate Scott places her bid in the silent auction as Kyle Scott looks on.

Kate Scott places her bid in the silent auction as Kyle Scott looks on.

As in past years pianist Frank Krahn brought his musical talents to the floor, providing entertainment for the event.

As in past years pianist Frank Krahn brought his musical talents to the floor, providing entertainment for the event.

Why is this event important to us? This is our major fundraising event and all proceeds from this event will assist vital programs at our Reach Out Centre and Food Bank. We serve over 12,000 meals per year and support individuals and families in need with food, school lunches and access to services to help lift them up and out of poverty.

 

 

We wish to thank our wonderful Sponsors, Donors, Guests and Volunteers for their support in making this event possible and for helping us to raise over $55,800 to continue to offer services to those in need in our community.

 

 

 

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Port Cares Black Tie Gala Dinner and Auction this Friday!

On November 18th we will be celebrating 30 years of service to our community at our 18th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction at the Italian Hall in Port Colborne.

Why is this event important to us? This is our major fundraising event and all proceeds from this event will assist vital programs at our Reach Out Centre and Food Bank. We serve over 12,000 meals per year and support individuals and families in need with food, school lunches and access to services to help lift them up and out of poverty.

We could not do it without your generosity and we wish to thank our wonderful Sponsors, Donors, Guests and Volunteers for their support in making this event possible.

We still have a limited amount of seats available.Please call Karin at 905-834-3629 ext.245 to reserve seats now. To learn more please read this article.

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PC Lions Food Drive coming up on November 5th

On November 5th the Port Colborne Lions and  their wonderful volunteers will be going door to door in Port Colborne to collect food for the Port Cares Food Bank.

Residents in Wainfleet can drop off  their food donations at the Meridian from Oct 31st to Nov. 4th  and the  Wainfleet Lions will pick up the food from the Meridian on Nov.5th.

This annual event has helped us fill the shelves of the food bank at at time when it is most needed and we are very grateful for their support. Please click on this link to learn more.

http://eriemedia.ca/lions-food-drive-receives-donation-port-thrift-shop/

Get your Seats now for our Black-Tie Gala Dinner & Auction Nov.18

On November 18th we will be celebrating 30 years of service to our community at our 18th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction at the Italian Hall in Port Colborne.

We wish to thank our generous Sponsors for their support in making this event possible.

We hope you can join us as seats are filling up fast. Please call Karin at 905-834-3629 ext.245 to reserve your table and or seats now.

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Port Cares celebrates 30 years at AGM.

Port Cares celebrated 30 years of service to the community at their Annual General Meeting and Open house on September 20th.
Staff,Board members and Volunteers welcomed community members and received congratulations from: Former Mayor Bob Saracino on behalf of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and MPP Cindy Forster; Port Colborne Mayor John Maloney; Wainfleet Alderman Betty Konc and Regional Council Member David Barrick.
On behalf of Port Cares we wish to thank everyone in our community for well wishes and support.

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Flag Raising Ceremony and Open House at Port Cares September 20th

Port Cares kicks off 30th Anniversary Celebrations with a flag raising ceremony at Port Colborne City Hall attended by Mayor John Maloney, Mayor April Jeffs, Staff and Board members. The flag will also be raised in Wainfleet to show the partnership between the two communities and clients served.

Join us tomorrow on September 20th for our Open House and Annual General Meeting at 6:30 pm celebrating 30 years of service to our communities. Call Karin at 905-834-3629 to reserve your seat.

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