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2013-14

Projects for 2013-2014: (downloadable PDF)

FINANCIAL/MATERIAL HELP:

  • Donated $300 in relief for the Holy Spirit Academy in High River Alberta when major flooding impacted the school
  • Donated $500 to Community Living North Halton to pay for tickets so their participants could attend performances at the Milton Centre for the Arts
  • $270 to purchase bed kits for Sleeping Children Around the World in Sri Lanka
  • Donated $1500 to help support Milton Transitional Housing, a community organization offering bridge accommodation and support to those in Milton who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Donated $500 to Halton Women’s Place to support their programs
  • Donated 24 “shoe-box gifts” to Operation Christmas Child
  • Donated the turkeys, roasted the turkeys and provided volunteers to Milton Christian Churches for the annual Christmas Dinner for patrons of the Milton Food bank in December.
  • Act of kindness in December at Lunch Box Café
  • $250 to purchase snowsuits for a local needy family
  • $408 donated from Christmas Eve offering to the United Church of Canada Syria Refugee Appeal
  • Supported Milton District Hospital Foundation with the proceeds of a special “Christmas Cake” sale in memory of Marie White
  • Faith members raised $5,316 to support Milton Transitional Housing for the Coldest Night of the Year walk on Feb. 22, 2014
  • Collected 300 items for the Milton Food Bank operated by the Milton Salvation Army through Bill Judge’s “Give it up for Lent… Give it up during Lent” campaign
  • $500 to the Healthy Active Living, e-Learning & Special Education program at Craig Kielburger Secondary School help provide a “Mothers & Daughters Community High Tea” in May 

VOLUNTEER HELP:

  • Supported the Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton with volunteers and donations for their Christmas Store
  • 300 hours of “Christmas Kettle Sitting” by members of Faith United
  • Volunteers packed toys for the Milton Salvation Army Family Services for their Christmas store
  • Donating, preparing and delivery one evening meal per month for 22 people to the clients at Halton Women’s place (May through November, 2014)
  • Hosting barbecue on June 1 at Victoria Park for the patrons of Milton Food Bank
  • Hosting "Face Painting" booth at the Milton Christian Churches' Teddy Bear Picnic on June 14.
Faith continues to collect and donate food and personal care items for the Milton Food Bank. To date, Faith has provided financial support to:  Halton Women's Place, Milton Transitional Housing, Milton Christian Churches Working Together, Wesley Urban Ministries and Friends of the Orphans.

Faith Volunteers in the Community at Christmas

KETTLE SITTING:Kathy Sellers and David Wentzell led a challenge that encouraged Faith volunteers to "kettle sit" for the Milton Salvation Army for 300 hours. Everyone donating at least 10 hours of their time is invited to Kathy & David's for a celebration party. 

TOY SORTING: Faith volunteers also spent a lot of time at the Milton Salvation Army Family Services sorting toys and other gifts for the Christmas deliveries to help everyone have a merry Christmas.

CHRISTMAS STORE at WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES in Hamilton: Ruth Parkinson led a group of Faith volunteers to spend a day at the Christmas Store for patrons of the Wesley Urban Ministry in Hamilton. This ministry provides Christmas gifts and food for children, youth and adults living in poverty.

CHRISTMAS MEAL: Every year Milton Area Christian Churches prepares and serves a Christmas meal to the patrons of the Milton Food Bank. Faith volunteers are a huge part of this effort. Faith Outreach purchases the turkeys (150 lbs) with Kathy Sellers as the organizer of that effort purchasing the frozen turkeys on "special" and then stashing them in freezers all over time until it was time to cook them. Faith volunteers roasted most of those turkeys as well, and delivered the meat slices and warm just in time for the meal. This year the turkey roasters were: Louise Prevost, Ruth , Parkinson, Ione Cox, Val Dransfield,  Judy Chartrand, Brenda Morrow, David Wentzell, Shirley Dusmet, Mona Hummel, Mavis O'Neil, Carol Hyde, and Ann Sault. Faith volunteers were front and centre in serving the meal as well: Barb McFarlane, Carrie Wentzel, Gretchen Greene O’Brien, Kathy Sellers , Kelly Crowther, Louise Prevost, Ruth Parkinson, Shirley & Tom Dusmet, Sylvia McFarlane. Lorna Turner did a lot of the advance work for the meal, recruiting and scheduling the volunteers

Christmas Cake & Pudding Fundraiser for Food Bank and Hospital

Louise Prevost led a group of Faith volunteers in a Christmas project to honour Marie White. Suzanne Watts, Mary Judge, Sheila McBride, Mary Walker, Kathy Sellers and Louise Prevost used Marie's fruit cake recipe to bake Christmas cakes, which they then sold to the Faith congregation. In addition, the group also made Christmas puddings from Louise's mother's family recipe and sold those as well. In all, they raised over $600 which was donated to the Milton Salvation Army Food Bank and to the Milton District Hospital in Marie White's honour.

Faith Bowls at Milton Christian Churches October 2013 Fundraiser

Services at Martindale & Allendale

Milton Good Neighbours Day - 2013

August 2013 Service - Martindale

Teddy Bear Picnic 2013

Ryde Lake Camp Fundraiser

Salvation Army BBQ - 2013