April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week. Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to boom. At Port Cares, we are very fortunate to have several dedicated, wonderful and caring volunteers. Please join us in celebrating these amazing individuals! If you are interested in Volunteering please contact Shelby Hemingway at email@example.com
A huge thank you to our Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers and Guests who attended the 2015 Masquerade Dinner and Auction Gala on November 13th.
You helped us to raise close to $50,000 for vital programs here at Port Cares.
Your generosity will assist us to continue to offer food and crisis and housing support to individuals and families in need in the year to come.
Port Cares exists to assist those in need regardless of their circumstances and everyone is welcome and on behalf of all of the clients we serve we thank you for your generosity and continued support.
The following schools and local community groups have all held food drives this Fall to help fill the shelves at the Food Bank. Thanks to their efforts we are able to continue to provide 3 hot meals a week and provide over 700 individuals from our community with food from our Food Bank every month. Thank You!!!!!
St John Bosco Catholic Elementary
St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary
St. Therese Catholic Elementary
Lakeshore Catholic High School
Port Colborne District 6 Police Service
The Port Colborne Scouts
The Port Colborne Lionesses
The Bridge Boys
The Wellandport Sportsmen Club
Bethel United Church
Central United Church
First Lutheran Church
St James/St Brendan Anglican
The Jericho House
Brethren in Christ Church
The New Apostolic Church
Port of Grace Church
Morgan’s Point United Church
Christ Church Wainfleet
First United Church
Whiskey Run Golf Club
Country Boys Club
Drop off food donations for Port Cares at City Hall in Port Colborne this month to support Mayor John Maloney in the “Stomp out Poverty” event. We thank Mayor Maloney for designating Port Cares as the recipient for our community in this challenge.
Partnering with the Grape Growers of Ontario, JCI St. Catharines and Skycomp Solutions, Niagara’s Mayors will be working together to raise awareness about poverty and support local food banks by collecting non-perishable food items between Sept. 1 and 18. On Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. at Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines, the Mayors will take to the grape barrels for the traditional stomping of the grapes. The volume of the stomped grape juice plus the total volume of donations will determine the winner of this year’s Mayor’s Grape Stomp.
In July our Food Bank provided 547 individuals with food.“One hundred and seventy four of those were children,” said Amanda Upper, Supervisor of the Reach Out Centre pointing out that the Port Cares Food Bank is facing a constant need. During the summer months some families face a greater need as their children normally rely on school lunch and/or breakfast programs for assistance. Photo Courtesy of Steve Henschel, Niagara this Week. View the full story here.
We urgently need baby food, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and personal care items.
If you can help please drop off your donations at the Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 62 Nickel Street, from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or at our main office at 92 Charlotte St. Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
We invite all Port Cares members and guests to our Annual General Meeting to be held on September 15th at 92 Charlotte Street. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and memberships can be renewed from 6 pm onwards prior to the meeting.
Please contact Karin at 905-834-3629 ext. 245 to register or if you have any questions.
In April we held an appreciation event for the many wonderful Volunteers who contribute countless hours of their time and energy to Port Cares. Without our many dedicated Volunteers we would not be able to offer the meals and services that many of our community members in need depend on.
On behalf of everyone at Port Cares and the community we serve, we thank and salute all of the Port Cares Volunteers.