There are lots of ways to get involved locally, through Kitchissippi United Church. Here are just some of the ways:
At Christmas, we pack hampers of food and gifts for families in need in our local area. The food is donated by Loblaws (Carlingwood), and then sorted, packed, and delivered by Kitchissippi UC volunteers.
During the month of December, we collect white gifts or small gifts of socks, winter hats and mittens, toiletries, etc which are then donated to the folks of Kimberlane and Hampton residential care homes. We also collect mittens for babies and small children.
We collect men’s hats, mittens, scarves and toiletries which are then provided to The Mission. We collect warm socks for street kids; these are distributed through The Youth Services Bureau.
Kitchissippi Advent OUTREACH
Greetings from the KUC Refugee/Outreach Circle. We miss you and hope you are well. Here’s a snapshot of Advent Outreach plans, more info soon!
We’re opening this category for $$ donations to include:
1) Our purchase of small gifts for the 2 residential care homes we’ve supported in past years (being confirmed with their management); AND
2) Our purchase of gift cards.
Given Covid-19, we have to replace our traditional wrapped gifts for needy hamper recipients.
Also given Covid-19, we and many other churches are giving grocery cards instead of food this year. Metro/Food Basics grocery cards have been ordered to replace hampers for needy families having an especially difficult time.
Thanks in advance for your support!
DONATION info is shown below:
Donations for White Gifts/Christmas Outreach and any other donations to the church can be made three ways:
1) By cheque mailed to or dropped off at the church mailbox. Feel free to use your offering envelopes. Indicate on the envelope or cheque: White Gift. Please No Cash, please!
2) By Interac E-Transfer from your bank account (Contact email@example.com for more instructions). Transfer amount to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a note indicating donation to White Gift.
3) Via Canada Helps https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/Kitchissippi-United-Church/ Donations to Kitchissippi United Church and specify “Christmas Outreach”
*For options 1 and 2, your donation will be included in your annual charitable receipt from Kitchissippi United Church. For option 3 you will receive an immediate charitable receipt from Canada Helps.
Kitchissippi United Church is now set up to receive donations via e-Transfer.
DONATE NOW GO TO https://www.kitchissippiuc.com/contact-us/donate/
Several more groups are supported by Kitchissippi United Outreach!
Ottawa West Community Support
Carlington Community Chaplaincy
Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre
Parkdale Food Centre
Stephen Lewis Foundation