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Charity Update: March 19

How To Tour Barrie As A Tourist (Even When You’re Not)

UPDATES ON CHARITY NEEDS AND WAYS TO SAFELY HELP

 

YOUTH HAVEN

Until further notice, we ask members of the public who wish to donate to Youth Haven to call us first at 705-739-7616 to arrange a time to drop off donations.

When you arrive, please leave donations on the porch and knock to let us know you have come by.

As you can appreciate, these are unprecedented times and we are taking precautions regarding COVID-19 in order to keep the youth, some who may have weakened immune systems, and are our staff healthy.

DAVID BUSBY

Food donations are welcomed and needed at the Busby Centre. Non-perishable food items (pasta, pasta sauce, soups, rice, canned vegatables, meal replacement beverages and bars, peanut butter, coffee, sugar, cereal, powered milk, juice and canned meats) and frozen meats so that meals can be prepared on-site. We are currently working on setting up a central location that is easily accessible to drop off donations so stay tuned. Until then donations can be dropped off at the Busby Centre. Thank you so much.
(We are currently not accepting clothing donations). Thank you for your support.

 

GILDA’S CLUB

ffective March 16 2020, Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka has decided to close our doors, including cancelling all scheduled activities, to help keep our members, volunteers, and staff safe. We will be following up with members at a later time with additional, remote-access services. Additionally, your Program Staff remain accessible by phone or e-mail.

MyLifeLine.org was created to connect cancer patients and caregivers to their family, friends, and others like them for social and emotional support. Today, more than ever, we recognize how important community can be. We are here for you. You can also access The Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club Worldwide helpline at 888-793-9355.

 

WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN SHELTER

Effective March 16, 2020 all visitors and donations will be prohibited from our site until April 1. At that time we will reassess the situation and provide further communication. We continue to thank our community for any financial donations that will help us with our daily expenses to support our women and children. Financial donations are very helpful and can be processed using Canada Helps, visiting our agency website or phoning our shelter to inquire. Thank you for your ongoing support.

All outreach services will be offered via phone and email support in an effort to reduce any face-to-face contact. We have postponed all community speaking engagements, committee meetings, in- court supports/lawyers appointments and any visitors to our shelter. We thank our community for thinking of us regarding food and personal item donations but we are unable to accept any donations at this time. Again, thank you for your help and support.

We encourage women to continue to call our crisis line (705.728.2544) to receive counselling and safety planning support. We will work with you to find alternative shelter support in the interim while we manage our current shelter needs of women and children.

 

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY

Joyce Kope House remains open and operational for women exiting institutions or experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County. Please consider supporting women at Joyce Kope House during this time. Donations of personal hygiene items, sanitizers and disinfectants, and food are greatly appreciated.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity Huronia has made the difficult decision to close its doors until April 6th effective as of 5pm today to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19.
To read the official statement from our C.F.O. and C.E.O., please click here: https://www.habitathuronia.com/…/8446/5768/COVID_CLOSURE.pdf

 

HOSPICE SIMCOE 

The Residential Program will remain open with additional precautionary measures. We are restricting visitors to the residential facility.
All Community Programs are on hold until further notice (i.e. bereavement visits, groups, home visiting volunteers etc.).

 

NEW PATH YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

 

 

REDWOOD PARK COMMUNITIES

Read the full update right here

 

 

SEASONS CENTRE FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN 

Until further notice Seasons Centre will NOT be convening support groups. This decision was not made lightly, however the health, safety and well-being of our Seasons Centre community of families, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. In addition, Seasons Centre has a responsibility to assist in supporting efforts to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 within the broader community.

 

BARRIE FOOD BANK

The Barrie Food Bank is still accepting food donations each morning at the food bank or in the donation bins at all grocery stores in Barrie.
For those more comfortable making a financial donation you may do so online at www.barriefoodbank.org. Thank you for your continued support

Ways To Give Back This Weekend: Mar. 2nd

Ways To Give Back in 2020 (Part Four)

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

POLAR PLUNGE 

On Saturday, teams from all over the region will brave the elements and dive into Lake Simcoe, with proceeds going to the Special Olympics. The plunge starts at Noon. You can donate to the cause (or find a team) or just come down to cheer on the divers!

 

International Women’s Day Rally

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie hosts the International Women’s Day Rally on Sunday.

Local women’s advocate and comedian Andrea Murray will serve as MC and kick off the rally, followed by a parade through downtown.

Grilled Cheese Social Eatery will be providing free sandwiches to those participating.

It’s a family friendly event and totally free to attend.

 

Art Show

Artwonderfull Creative Center of Barrie is hosting its students’ art show in support of community art services, including all ages of students, the members from CMHA, Autism, Diabetes and other younger SCDSB and SMCDSB students.

Free to attend and it’s happening at the downtown branch of the Library.

The collection will be there through the month of March, in the main area.

 

We are always on the lookout for events and happenings in Barrie that serve the greater good. If you have a fundraiser coming up, let us know! Email [email protected] 

3 Ways To Give Back: Weekend of Feb 29th

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

3 Ways To Give Back: Weekend of Feb 29th

 

Bowl for Kids Sake KICK OFF EVENT

It’s the 50th Anniversary in Barrie & District and we are gearing up for the biggest season yet! We will have a special guest ALVINNN!! available for pictures from 11-1pm generously donated by Kidomo.

Everyone who attends who is registered to Bowl will also receive an extra ballot into our $1,000 shopping spree at the Georgian Mall! Everyone who raises a minimum of $100 during the campaign will also be able to enter to win!

 

 

Finding Them Homes Puppy Meet & Greet

On February 29th Bayfield Ford hosts their 2nd Annual Puppy Meet & Greet with the Finding them Homes Organization. At this event you will get the opportunity to meet many litters of puppies & learn more about Finding them Homes. This is a great opportunity to meet these puppies before deciding to complete an application or just get your puppy fix!

 

Barrie Baycats 11U “A” Boston Pizza Fundraiser

Come join the Barrie Baycats 11U A team at Boston Pizza on Mapleview Dr. where you will be waited on by some of the very talented Baycats.

Reservations recommended and make sure you mention you are there for the team so a portion of your check goes to the team.

Also be sure to check out the silent auction.

Have an event coming up that will help Give Back This Weekend? Let us know and we may feature it in a future blog!

Find more Barrie events, concerts and other happenings on our events calendar!

And be sure to check our wide range of podcasts for interviews with local changemakers. 

 

Ways To Give Back Weekend of Feb. 22nd

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

 Happy Birthday, Relay!

This year, Relay for Life – Barrie Orillia celebrates it’s 20th Birthday. Come down to the Barrie office at 15 Cedar Pointe Dr between 12 and 1 p.m. on Sat, Feb 22, and celebrate with staff, the Relay Committee and past and present relayers. Why not take the opportunity to sign up for this year’s event while you’re at it?

 

$10 Paw Spa Fundraiser For Marley’s Hope 2020

Calling all pets in Barrie and surrounding areas! Come out and support Marley’s Hope during this monthly event. Get your pet glammed up for a great cause.

 

Coldest Night Of The Year

CNOY Barrie is a Walk for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Simcoe County!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Youth Haven in Barrie is, once again, hosting this event at Barrie’s City Hall to raise money for youth experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County.

 

 

3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend in Barrie

Give Back This Weekend

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

Take a few minutes to Give Back This Weekend and support some local causes!

And if you’re hosting a fundraiser or charitable event, let us know!

 

Be The Difference – CNOY Kick-Off Party Fundraiser

Did you know that our local Youth Shelter (Youth Haven) was forced to turn away 432 at-risk youth ages 16-24, last year seeking emergency shelter due to lack of resources?


This Saturday MTAV hosts an event to help. Be The Difference; a video dance party fundraiser in support of Youth Haven to kick off their “Coldest Night Of The Year” campaign.

There will be a DJ Battle, licensed bar, snacks, silent auction, guest prizes.
“We battle so Youth don’t have to”.

Tickets proceeds going towards ending youth homelessness. $100 at the door. 

 

Barrie Sharks Day!

Watch the Sharks in action as they honoring their founder and first president of the Barrie Women’s Hockey Association. Puck drop is at East Bayfield at 1:30pm. Give away’s and contests at arena.

 

Barrie Blood Donor Clinic

February is the month of love, and Canadian Blood Services would LOVE for you to donate blood this month. Donors are needed every day to ensure hospital patients have the blood they need, when they need it! Keep in mind you must be free of medications and have not given in the last 90 days. 

 

Have an event coming up that will help Give Back This Weekend? Let us know and we may feature it in a future blog!

Find more Barrie events, concerts and other happenings on our events calendar!

And be sure to check our wide range of podcasts for interviews with local changemakers. 

 

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