Introducing The Blue Door Pantry!
Our food bank has been renovated, thanks to countless hours put in by volunteers, staff and tradesmen. We are thrilled with the results! Come by and check it out! Please note: the entrance is now through the Blue Door at the back of the building.
This winter is supposed to be a very cold one. The need for warm, gently used outerwear will be great. So far this year, almost 120 coats have been given out! So FANTASTIC!!
If you have a gently used winter coats, boots, hats, mitts or scarves that you can donate, please drop it by the Dream Center Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 9:30—3:30.
The Hamilton Dream Center is looking for day-time volunteers! If you are looking for some way to fill your day (or part of it) then we want you!!
We need clothing sorters, food sorters, cleaners, etc.
Some of you may have seen the story recently on CH News but for those of you who missed it, The Hamilton Dream Center is in a massive food shortage. Summer has always been the time of year where food donations take a dip but we have also lost most of the grocery stores that once donated their reclaimed items to us. Late last year the company who organized the food pick ups from groceries stores and connected us as a pick up recipient was sold to a new company. This company suspended the pick ups indefinitely. Although we have had 1 or 2 stores resume their donations, many have not yet been cleared to do so. This caused an 80% decrease in our food donations!
We are blessed to have such an amazing and generous community who always steps up to the plate when we ask. Currently we are in search of churches, work places, grocery stores, banks etc who will be willing to host a food drive on our behalf. If you or anyone you know has any connections that would help us facilitate setting up these drives we want to hear from you!! Currently the items in very short supply are:
*canned fruits and vegetables
*large juices and juice boxes
*toiletries & household items: toothpaste,
toilet paper, soap, cleansers