Cleansing closets, garages and basements appears to be a typical pandemic exercise, however what to do with all of the undesirable articles? Vinnies is accepting good, gently used objects, however because of the generosity of many donors, they needed to take every week off from accepting donations so they may catch up.
The thrift store will likely be able to obtain donations once more starting Wednesday. Drop-offs will likely be accepted Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. till three p.m. on the 799 Erskine Avenue location solely. Acceptable objects embody gently used clothes, family items, electrical home equipment in good restore, bicycles and furnishings. For additional info name 705-742-2585.
Each the Erskine location and the Lakefield retailer, positioned at 144 Queen St., Unit 1, are open. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. till four p.m. The George Street location is closed till additional discover.
All cash raised at Vinnies’ shops goes towards the Meals Pantry meals bank, that helped over 20,000 households in the neighborhood final 12 months.
Vinnies additionally accepts financial donations. To make a donation on-line go to vinnies.ca and click on on the donate button. PayPal and main bank cards are accepted and a tax receipt, if relevant, will likely be mailed to you.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turn out to be professional Zoom customers, using the video conferencing software program platform for every thing from work conferences and live shows to household gatherings and birthday events. And it’s no completely different for some Fairhaven residents. Employees there have assisted residents to have fun birthdays on Zoom with members of the family, and different residents have utilized the platform for his or her volunteer work.
“Residents sit on Boards and Committees in the community and they needed to participate in the meetings,” says Jennifer Baro, Fairhaven Government Assistant.
One such professional is Joe Sullivan who sits on the Fairhaven Basis Board and recurrently participates within the board conferences through Zoom.
“It’s important for residents to continue to stay involved in committees they are members of as the work still continues,” Baro says.
There’s nonetheless time to take part within the Nice Canadian Giving Problem and assist the Canadian Psychological Well being Affiliation Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR.). This problem, a digital fundraising contest runs via June 30.
“Charities providing essential services across Canada are facing fundraising shortfalls and a number of operational challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a national contest to benefit registered Canadian charities through Canada Helps,” states a launch for the occasion.
Each $1 that’s donated through the contest will routinely enter the CMHA HKPR to win an extra $20,000 donation. The grand prize draw will likely be drawn July 1, Canada Day, with one fortunate charity receiving the $20,000. This prize has been doubled this 12 months on account of COVID-19 and the affect it has had on the charitable sector.
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“The effects of COVID-19 have impacted our community greatly and individuals with a pre-existing mental-health concern are particularly vulnerable during this time. CMHA HKPR is working to meet the evolving needs of clients by continuing to provide essential mental-health programming and services. Funds raised from the Great Canadian Giving Challenge will support us in continuing to work towards mental health for all in the communities we serve,” the discharge says.
Donations may be made by visiting the Canada helps web site at CanadaHelps.org (seek for Canadian Psychological Well being Affiliation Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Ridge) or by visiting the CMHA HKPR web site at cmhahkpr.ca/donate and utilizing the Canada Helps kind.