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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.

Christmas 2014

VOLUNTEERING WITH WESLEY URBAN MINISTRIES "CHRISTMAS STORE" in Hamilton

Tara Monks-Canfield, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator with Wesley Urban Ministries reported that 450 volunteers worked over 5,800 hours to make the Christmas Store happen and Faith United's volunteers were part of that. The store was available to over 1,400 households/ approx. 5,600 individuals. Each shopper at the Christmas Store could pick out gifts (3 in total) per person in their household as well as groceries. The shoppers were given a time and date convenient to them to shop, and the volunteers assisted each shopper in choosing items which were made available through donations. Faith United Milton provided 10 volunteers on opening day.  All felt they provided a meaningful day of service to those who are less fortunate.

CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING to MILTON FOOD BANK

The offering at the Christmas Eve Service of Faith United was shared with the Milton Food Bank operated by the Salvation Army. This year  $350 was given to assist the Food Bank in providing non-perishable food to those in need.

Faith Songsters sing for Birkdale seniors

Faith bowls to support "On the Way to Bethlehem" pageant

Faith United supported the Milton Area Christian Churches Working Together fundraiser for the "On the Way to Bethlehem" nativity pageant, raising money to help pay for all of the animals (camel, sheep, donkeys, etc.) needed to bring that outdoor living Christmas presentation to life. The nativity pageant this year is Friday through Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30, November 28, 29 & 30, 2014. For more information: www.onthewaytobethlehem.ca

Bill Judge organized a team of bowlers from Faith that included: Suzanne Watts, Kathy Sellers, Pat Parant, Barry Turner, John Dransfield and himself. Nicolette Parant, Lorna Turner and Mary Judge were on hand to provide moral support. Kathy was the "fashionista" and helped the rest of the team dress in costumes themed on playing cards. Kathy's slogan for the team was that we were a force "to be dealt with". Kathy had the best costume, dressed as the joker.

Shown in photo are Barry Turner, Pat Parant, John Dransfield, Suzanne Watts, Kathy Sellers and Bill Judge – winners of the "MOST ENTHUSIASTIC" award! (Photo by Nicolette)

Operation Christmas Child - 2014


Sheila & Mike McBride's grandchildren took some time at a family
get-together to assemble 9 boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

 

Singing with Seniors

Outreach Barbecue for patrons of Milton Food Bank on June 1, 2014

CKSS Mothers & Daughters Tea – May 2014

Faith United provided $500 to the to the Healthy Active Living, e-Learning & Special Education program at Craig Kielburger Secondary School to help provide a “Mothers & Daughters Community High Tea” in May. The focus for this event is to bring CKSS students and their female role models, mothers etc. together to celebrate the importance of this relationship. The students themselves organized the day, decorating the cafeteria, planning the food and speakers, and organizing door prizes. Faith's sponsorship helped pay for the food and speaker expenses.

In the photo are (L-R): Kathy Sellers, Lorna Turner, Mary Judge, 2 guests of CKSS staff, and Shirley Dusmet who is on staff at CKSS and who helped facilitate this event (for both CKSS and Faith).


Community Day 2014

Coldest Night of the Year 2014

Faith United walking team for Coldest Night of the Year – Feb. 22, 2014

FAITH UNITED had a team for the COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR WALK
Saturday, February 22 from 5-8pm

Team Captain: Judy Henderson 

On February 22nd, Milton Transitional Housing (MTH) hosted the Coldest Night of the Year walk, held in 60-plus cities across Canada. Milton’s walk will support MTH’s work here in Milton with people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Teams of walkers did a 2K, 5K or 10K evening walk through parts of Milton from 5 pm to 8 pm, ending with a free soup and/or chili meal with hot drinks and dessert.

To see what it’s all about there is a great video for you to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs5_gejrzf4