Thank you to Matt Holmwood from Miller Restoration who presented (left) Keith Moore of Pelham Cares a cheque for $3,000...the proceeds from their recent Tropical Fashion Show fundraising event at Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill! A great time was had by all, and this generous donation will help us keep our shelves stocked in the coming months.
Three local organizations will be making sure that Pelham Cares clients have fresh fruits and vegetables in their food hampers this season! They have each purchased one share of the Community Supported Agriculture Program at Rumar Farms. This will result in baskets of Rumar Farm produce being donated to Pelham Cares for 18 weeks, from June through September.
From left, Shawn Boulet of Baron Roofing and Siding, Mike Miller, Vice President of Sales, NEI Investments, Marc McKerracher of Rumar Farm, and Tracy Holmwood of Miller Restoration DKI.
Thank you to the Fonthill Kinsmen...Ryan McKay and Home Show Chairperson Dave Ripley presented Eleanor Stasiw of Pelham Cares, a cheque for $3,000. The funds were raised at the recent Home and Garden Show.
Thank you to the parishioners and organizers of the Lent Food Drive, held at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Fenwick! Your generosity will go a long way in assisting Pelham Cares to provide for families in our community.
Thank you to the parishioners and organizers of the Lent Food Drive, held at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Fenwick! Your generosity will go a long way in assisting Pelham Cares to provide for families in our community.
Jim Zoretich (centre) of Investment Planning Counsel stopped by our office this morning and presented Colleen McCarthy (left) and Keith Moore (right) cheques totaling $1,000! Thank you to Jim for this generous donation, and to Fidelity Investments Canada for matching the donation!
Thank you to the members of Spring Creek Canadian Reformed Church for the proceeds of their food drive, and to all of those who donated on March 4th in the Fenwick area! Dave, Lawrence and Scott delivered three loads of food to our office. This will keep our volunteers busy stocking shelves with items for our families in the coming weeks.
A full truck bed of donations heading to Pelham Cares Inc this morning thank you to town staff, volunteer firefighters and Pelham Minor Hockey Association for conducting the food drive at the Family Day event at the Pelham Arena.
Thank you to Royal Bank Fenwick for holding a Holiday Draw, and to all who purchased tickets...proceeds of $538 were recently presented to Pelham Cares. From left Ken Palmeteer - Branch Manager, Jeanette Junkin, Colleen McCarthy - Pelham Cares, Linda DePottie.
Jeff Pickup, President of the Fenwick Lions presented Colleen McCarthy of Pelham Cares, a donation of $1,000, at their dinner meeting on Wednesday night. Thank you to all of the members involved in the various fundraising activities, which resulted in this generous donation!
Thank you to Georgia Huminilowycz who recently celebrated her 10th birthday with a dance party at the Pelham Old Town Hall! Georgia asked her guests to bring along a donation to Pelham Cares, and stopped by with her donations yesterday. Thank you to Georgia, and all who donated for your generosity and kindness!
Thanks to the generosity of Sobeys shoppers and the efforts of Sobeys Fonthill Management and Staff, a cheque for $4,708 was presented to Pelham Cares. Over 50 bags of food and the monetary donations were collected during their recent Holiday Food Drive and Fundraiser. Pictured from left are Lori Grande, Client Services Coordinator Pelham Cares, Gina Mann, Sobeys Front End Manager, and customers Bettina Allen and Cheryl Prevost. The food and funds will be used to provide food hampers to Pelham families in the coming months.
Pelham Cares received a last minute Christmas gift, 6 boxes of toys, gift cards, personal care items and winter clothing provided by the staff of Attridge Transportation's Niagara Branch! Thank you to all who donated, your kindness was greatly appreciated! Thank you to Steve Henschel of Niagara-this-Week for the photo!
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Fonthill Branch held their Christmas party recently, and as a result provided food and monetary donations to Pelham Cares! Thank you for your support...your kindness and generosity is gratefully appreciated!
The DeRoos family visited our office this morning, delivering their reverse advent calendar, a collections of donations for families in Pelham. Thank you to Joshua, Caleb, Eli, and Colin who added an item to the basket each day!
Giant Tiger of Fonthill recently presented Pelham Cares with a donation of $500 to assist families in the new year. We are grateful for their ongoing support, and pass on the appreciation expressed by families who benefit from donations such as this!
Thank you to the staff & students at Wellington Heights Elementary School (Pelham Centre & EW Farr), and of course all who donated to their recent food drive! Your generosity is gratefully appreciated in this season of giving!
Carolyn Van der Sluis, co-chair of the recent "Homes for the Holidays" Christmas House Tour presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares a $500 donation. Sponsored by the Fonthill United Church, this is a highlight of the Christmas Season in Pelham. Thank you to Carolyn, other organizers, and all who attended, for this contribution to the work we do in Pelham!
TD Canada Trust branch representatives Michael Crea (right, Manager - Fonthill), and Ryan Pilon (left - Welland), stopped by our office on Wednesday and presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares a donation of $325! Thank you for supporting the work we do in the community of Pelham!
Staff at Canadian Tire Financial Services (Welland) recently donated over $200 in gift cards, wonderful gifts for the hard to buy for teens in our families! This is the last of their monthly donations to Pelham Cares for 2016! We thank all of those who organized and donated, for your kindness. We could not provide the services we do for Pelham families in need, without generosity such as this!
The response from our community never ceases to amaze us! Three truck loads of non-perishable food was received yesterday from AK Wigg Elementary School and Glynn A Green Elementary School! Thank you to all who donated, the staff and students at the schools, Pelham Care volunteers, teachers, students and parents who helped unload the food yesterday. And a thank you to Miller Restoration DKI who graciously provided vehicles and staff to transport the food! Here are a few pictures...enjoy!
Nicolle Lalonde of Edward Jones Investments Fonthill presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares the proceeds of their recent Holiday Open House & Charity Drive. Ornaments were mailed to clients prior to the season, and for each ornament returned during the open house, Nicolle donated $5. Clients were encouraged to bring along non-perishable food items and individual donations. Food items and $325 in monetary donations were received.
Thank you to the staff and those who donated to the Lookout Ridge Day Care Centre Toy and Food Drive. We gratefully appreciate your support! The proceeds will contribute to a Happy Holiday for many Pelham families!
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Staff at the Town of Pelham held a food and toy drive at their recent Christmas Party. Monetary donations of over $160 were also collected. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in supporting Pelham Cares and the family we assist!
Thank you to the Fonthill Lion & Lioness Clubs for their support of Pelham Cares again this year! Nancy Yungblut and Tracy Holmwood represented Pelham Cares at the annual Christmas dinner, and accepted the very generous donations of toys and winter wear. And it looks like everyone had a great time!!
Allison Kares of Movement Unlimited presented Nancy Yungblut with the proceeds of their recent personal care products collection...thank you to Alison and all who donated. Items received will go onto our shelves for distribution in the coming months, and others will go to families, and be under the tree this Christmas! Thank you to all for your kindness and generosity!
Brian Cosby of the Niagara OPP Auxiliary presented $1,255 in Sobeys gift cards and over 1,000 lbs of food donations to Tracy Holmwood and Keith Moore of Pelham Cares! These are the proceeds of the recent food drive (December 3rd) held at Sobeys Fonthill. The OPP Auxiliary members hold food drives twice a year, at 5 local Sobeys stores, with proceeds staying in each respective community. Thank you to the OPP volunteers, Sobeys and of course all who donated!
Thank you to the Fonthill Lion & Lioness Clubs for their support of Pelham Cares again this year! Nancy Yungblut and Tracy Holmwood represented Pelham Cares at the annual Christmas dinner, and accepted the very generous donations of toys and winter wear. And it looks like everyone had a great time!!
There will be many smiling children this Christmas morning as a result of the Toy Drive held by Lewis Family Chiropractic! Thank you to all of those who donated, your generosity and kindness is gratefully appreciated! And a thank you to Lewis Family Chiropractic for their on-going support of Pelham Cares!
A very successful promotion was held by Fashion U Turn, and U Turn Décor & More this past weekend, with non-perishable food items and over $250 in monetary donations coming to Pelham Cares! Thank you for your support in this season of giving!
Toys and food were collected at the recent Pleasantview Funeral Home and Cemetery Candlelight Service, and delivered to Pelham Cares this morning by Andrea and Karen! Just in time to go to Pelham families in their Holiday Hampers. Thank you to Pleasantview, and all who donated!
Pelham Cares was the charity chosen to benefit from the recent Mokus Restaurant Trivia Night (November 24th)! Natalie Stickles presented the $230 to Lori Grande of Pelham Cares. Thank you to Natalie, she is a regular supporter of Pelham Cares and many other great causes, all of her efforts are gratefully appreciated!
At the recent Christmas in Pelham - Market Under the Arches event, two fundraisers were held to support Pelham Cares. Thank you to Mokus Restaurant for hosting both. Face painting proceeds were $17, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Uksters performance resulted in a large bin of food items. Thank you to all for your support!
Thank you to the many local businesses who participated in the HATS & MITTENS PROJECT, including Advanced Health and Massage Therapy, and Studio 20! A wonderful selection of hats, mitts, gloves, and scarves have been delivered to Pelham Cares. They will be available to Pelham families as holiday gifts, and as needed in the coming months.
Thank you to Jon Willms of Ladson Creative Millworks in Allanburg, for choosing Pelham Cares to benefit from their recent holiday party. Non-perishable food items and over $600 in donations were received! Thank you for helping us to assist Pelham families this Holiday Season!
Thank you to all of the donors and Cliff Osborn of Niagara Peninsula Energy! Cliff stopped by the office this afternoon with the proceeds of their annual holiday food drive.
It was an exiting night at the Pelham Arena...the Niagara Ice Dogs were in the house! Last night, attendees were treated to watching a practice and skating with the Ice Dogs, all organized by Pelham Minor Hockey! Thank you to all who donated the non-perishable food items, accepted as admission to the evening. And thank you to the organizers for helping Pelham Cares help families in our community! Here are Josh Blouin and Zachary Kuhn helping our volunteers greet attendees and collect food.
Thank you to The Wine Garden of Pelham and all who donated...non-perishable food donations were accepted at their recent wine tasting, held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fonthill!
Congratulations to the Management and staff of Food Basics Fonthill on the opening of their fantastic new store! A presentation of a $1,000 donation to Pelham Cares at the grand opening was gratefully appreciated, and demonstrates the commitment of Food Basics to the community! We look forward to establishing a strong relationship with our new neighbour!
We are grateful for the efforts of Spring Creek Canadian Reformed Church, who recently ran a winter clothing drive! We received adult and children's winter clothing, which will be available for our clients as needed in the coming months. Thank you to the Church for their efforts and all who donated and have contributed to keeping others a little bit warmer this Winter!
Thank you to Cabar-EH Youth Theatre for choosing Pelham Cares to benefit from their event this past Sunday - Thrill The Town! It was a thrilling time, as you can see below! Thank you to all who attended and provided donations to Pelham Cares!
Another Halloween thank you to the staff and students of EL Crossley Secondary School, and all of the community members who donated to their WE SCARE HUNGER food drive on Halloween night! Clare McClay, member of the Interact Club and organizer, delivered three loads of food to Pelham Cares this morning. Thank you for helping us to aid families in need in our Community!
A Halloween thank you to the staff and students of St. Ann School in Fenwick, and all of the community members who donated to the WE SCARE HUNGER food drive last Friday...a full truck load of food was receive by Pelham Cares on Monday morning! And an extra thank you to the students who had sorted the food...making it much easier for our volunteers, as they move the food onto our shelves!
Paul Allen, President Rotary Club of Fonthill, presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares with 66 packages of Fortified Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, of 6 servings each. The packages were prepared at a recent event, where thousands of packages were prepared by Rotary representatives from Canada and the United States, for distribution at local food banks, and internationally. For more information on this program....http://outreachprogram.org/ Thank you to the Rotary Club of Fonthill for their efforts and this donation!
As a result of a grant received from the Niagara Community Foundation, Pelham Cares has purchased new food collection bins, storage bins and a portable table which will be used at community events, and in our office for project work. Thank you to the Foundation and their generous donors for these supplies which will be put to use during our fast approaching busy Holiday Season!
Pelham Cares has benefited from many food drives held locally through the Thanksgiving season, including the following: Fonthill United Church, Holy Trinity Church Fonthill, Kirk on the Hill Presbyterian Church Fonthill, and Bethany Christian Reform Church Fenwick, and Church of the Transfiguration St. Catharines. Thank you to the parishioners for their kindness and generosity, in
helping us help the families of Pelham!
A Thanksgiving food drive by Bethany Christian Reform Church in Fenwick, resulted in a very generous donation of food to Pelham Cares! Thank you to all who donated for assisting us in restocking our shelves.
As a result of Sobeys Fonthill Thanksgiving Food Drive, many bags of food and over $1,700 was collected and donated to Pelham Cares! Thank you to all involved for your kindness and generosity, and helping us to help many Pelham families in the coming months.
Happy 8th Birthday and thank you to Jaya Holland, who collected donations for Pelham Cares at her birthday party. Jaya and her brother Jevan stopped by this morning to deliver the food. Thank you to Jaya and all who donated, for your kindness and generosity!
The Monday ladies euchre group, who meet at the Old Pelham Town Hall, recently held a food drive in memory of Ruby Burnison. Thank you to the ladies for their generosity, many Pelham families will benefit in the coming weeks.
Thank you to Effingham Brewing Co for their very generous donation of food and household items to Pelham Cares! Attendees at a private event this past weekend donated items in addition to monetary donations, which will be put to very good use at a time when our supplies are low.
Cabar-EH Youth Theatre recently held a food drive to benefit Pelham Cares! Thank you to all who donated for your kindness and generosity in giving back to you community!
Music fans who braved the weather enjoyed a great concert at Bissell's on Saturday August 13th! What a great venue, and a job well done by Bissell's Hideaway, Ken Lamb of Music's Greatest Icons, his performers, and volunteers. Proceeds of the event will be directed to Pelham Cares...thank you for your support!
Happy 80th Birthday and thank you to Mary Stanley-Tirone! Mary visited our office last week, bringing food donations and $335, having accepted donations in lieu of gifts at her recent birthday party. Thank you to Mary and all of the generous donors!
Thank you to Bissell's Hideaway and their campers for the food, personal care, and monetary donations gathered during the Civic Holiday weekend! Much needed at this time of year, as food bank shelves need restocked. Your kindness and generosity is gratefully appreciated!
It was Christmas in July on Sunday the 24th, at Holy Trinity Church of Fonthill, with festive decorations, Christmas carols, and of course a visit from the jolly old man himself...straight from his summer home! Thanks to the efforts and generosity of Reverend Richard Jones, and church members, many bags and boxes of food, and $1,000 was donated to Pelham Cares! We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Holy Trinity congregation.
Thank you to Kaitlyn and Marissa Palmateer, who held a 'sucker pull' at this past weekend's Summerfest, with proceeds coming to Pelham Cares. The girls put in a full day's effort which resulted in a donation of almost $50! Thank you from Pelham Cares! Their father Ken Palmateer of Royal Bank Fenwick, presented the cheque to Colleen McCarthy of Pelham Cares.
The Ever Bearing Ever Caring Garden, dedicated Friday July 15th, by members of the Rotary Club of Fonthill (Paul Allen and Mel Groom , left back & front), Youth Resource Centre (Mike Young, back centre), and Pelham Cares (Colleen McCarthy and Jane Gilmour, front centre & right).
The garden has become a reality as a result of contributions and efforts of the Rotary Club of Fonthill, Youth Resources Centre, Rice Road Greenhouses and RBC Dominion Securities Foundation. Thank you to all of those involved! Our client families will enjoy the healthy produce included in their food hampers this summer and fall!
And congratulations to Eleanor Stasiw for submitting the winning name for our new garden!
Alexx and Kate Hill recently celebrated their 8th and 10th birthdays, asking guests for donation to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts! They visited our office this morning to deliver the food and monetary donations. Thank you to the girls for their kindness, and to their guests for their generosity!
Congratulations to John Leadley in celebrating his 80th birthday this past weekend! A wonderful party was planned by his two daughters. John and daughter Tammy stopped by our office with donations, accepted in lieu of gifts. Thank you to John for your kindness and to all who donated for their generosity!
Pelham Cares would like to thank the Fonthill Lioness Club for their generous annual donation of $500! A great deal of effort goes into generating the funds for this donation, by many Lioness volunteers! Thank you for your efforts, and your support for Pelham Cares.
Thank you to Sobeys Fonthill for their ongoing support! Keith Moore of Pelham Cares (far right) recently accepted a donation cheque of $2,000, presented by the Sobeys staff. This is an annual contribution from Sobeys, in support of Pelham Cares and the Pelham families we assist.
Thank you to Niagara Etsy Artisans and Vermeer's Garden Centre for hosting Pelham Cares at the Heirloom Artisan Show again this year! Over $575 was raised, and a record amount of food donations were received! This is so helpful at this time of year, when food bank shelves begin to empty.
Through the month of May, students at E.L.Crossley held a food drive to make sure that we keep 'Every Plate Full' in the coming months! Thank you to the organizers and everyone who donated!
Thank you to Hannah Holmwood and all of those who contributed to her "Barrel Race for Food Donations" school project. We appreciate your assisting Pelham families who can use our help!
It was a very entertaining evening this past Saturday, the annual Mayor's Gala Committee presented "Night of the Dragon". Pelham Cares' treasurer Sandra Warden (far right) was on hand to represent Pelham Cares, one of the recipients of the funds raised during the evening. $5,000 will assist us in providing sponsorships for Pelham youth, in sports, recreational and educational activities. Thank you to the Committee and Mayor Dave Augustyn for your support...and of course all of the attendees and sponsors who so generously contributed.
Thank you to the staff at Canadia Tire Financial Service for their monthly collection...this month (May) socks and underware was collected and donated to Pelham Cares. We appreciate their ongoing support of Pelham Cares and the families in our community!
The Fonthill Kinsmen recently donated $3878.88 to Pelham Cares, the amount received from door proceeds of the recent Pelham Home and Garden Show. The show saw a 39% increase over last years attendance, and there is much enthusiasm in the planning stages of next years show. In the photo from left Sue Kicul and Lori Grande from Pelham Cares receive the cheque from Kinsmen president Tim Emmons and vice-governor of District 1 Kin Debbie Ruffley.
Thank you to the families and staff of St Ann Catholic Elementary School for their generous donation, following a food drive held during Catholic Education Week! The boxes of food will help us to restock the shelves, and assist many families in our community!
It was a nice evening for the Pelham Farmers Market Opening Night! Carole and Colleen manned the Community Booth representing Pelham Cares. Thank you to the Market Committee for hosting us, all of the vendors for their beautiful contributions to the hamper, and all of those who donated to receive a ballot for the draw!
Congratulations to Leo DeVries, winner of the jug of mints, from the Kinsmen Home and Garden Show. Over $180 was raised, thank you to all who donated and stopped by our booth to say hello! Carole Chapman and Colleen McCarthy represented Pelham Cares at the booth on Saturday.
Thank you to the ladies of the ACW at Fonthill Holy Trinity Church who presented a donation of $500 to Pelham Cares this morning. A result of various fundraising events, the funds will be directed to our Youth Services program. Below (from left) Joanne Parkins & Susan Law, (far right) & Jere Brown, present the cheque to Colleen McCarthy and Jane Gilmour of Pelham Cares
A big Pelham Cares THANK YOU to the staff of the Town of Pelham, who chose Pelham Cares as the recipient for their Dress Down Days donation. Darren Ottaway of the Town of Pelham presented Keith Moore and Lori Grande of Pelham Cares, a cheque for $1,854.30. The funds will assist us in providing our programs to the families of Pelham!
Thank you to the Fabulous Fenwick Lions for their recent donation of $1,000 to Pelham Cares! Jeff Pickup of the Lions presented the cheque to Sue Kicul of Pelham Cares...proceeds from their wonderful Friday fish frys...will be directly to the Home for Good Capital fund.
We are very appreciative of the ongoing support of the Fenwick Lions, and could not serve the families of Pelham without support such as this!
Thank you to the staff at Canadian Tire Financial Services - who collected dog & cat food during the month of March, and donated it to Pelham Cares! Items that we do not often received, but that are gratefully appreciated by our clients and the furry members of the family.
Thank you to Brian Cosby and his team of OPP Auxilliary officers, and Ron Kore of Fonthill Sobeys, who again this year, held the Easter food drive. $780 and 1,663 pounds of food was collected! This will go a long way in assisting us in providing food hampers to Pelham families in the coming months! Below, Brian presents Sobeys gift cards purchased with the proceeds, to Jane Gilmour of Pelham Cares.
We would like to thank the residents of Lookout Ridge Retirement Home, and their organizer Trudy Pickersgill, for their generous monetary and food donations received this morning! We are grateful for your ongoing support of Pelham Cares, and our ability to support families in need in Pelham!
Our thank you goes to the Crossley 4 Christ members who accepted non-perishable donations at this past Friday's movie night! The bucket of food and bottled water donated will assist us in providing for our client families in the coming weeks.
Thank you to Canadian Tire Financial Services for their generous contribution of dental care items. Staff will be donating items monthly throughout 2016 based on a 'theme'. With special mention going to Michele Galloway for organizing the program!
Thank you to RBC Royal Bank Fenwick for their donation of $750, proceeds of a recent fundraiser. Gifts were donated by local businesses. The event was organized through the tireless efforts of RBC's Jeanette Junker!
Thank you to Sobeys Fonthill for their recent donations! Customer, John Bakker presented a cheque for $200 from a Toronto Star promotion, and staff member Michael Jacques presented cheques for over $4,000, proceeds of the recent Holiday Food Drive, to Lori Grande of Pelham Cares. A special thank you to Michael, who won the Sobeys staff 'Ugly Sweater Contest', and donated half of his winnings to Pelham Cares!
A big smile and a thank-you to Stephanie and Bill McWilliams, owners of our local Tim Hortons, who chose Pelham Cares to benefit from last fall's Smile Cookie Fund Raiser! Pelham residents clearly supported the campaign, resulting in a donation of $3,640! These funds will be used to supplement the non-perishable food received through the many community food drives.
Thank you to the McWilliams for their support...and for the tasty box of treats they brought along for our staff and volunteers!
Thank you to Brenda Mollison, Haley Bateman, and Audrey Wall of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Ukesters....for collecting donations for Pelham Cares at a recent performance at Mokus Restaurant in Fonthill! Your kindness is gratefully appreciated, and will assist us in helping families in our community in 2016!
Nicolle Lalonde - Edward Jones recently held a food drive and Holiday Fundraiser to benefit Pelham Cares. Nicolle presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares a cheque for $250, and large bin of non-perishable food items. Thank you to Nicolle and staff member Debbie for their kindness, and of course their clients for their generosity!
Thank you to the Fonthill Lions & Lioness for helping to make this Holiday Season a little brighter for many Pelham Cares families...and for your on-going support of Pelham Cares!
The Fonthill Lions and Lioness donated over $700 in toys, gift cards, hats and mitts to Pelham Cares at the annual Christmas dinner. Pictured (left to right) is Nancy Yungblut and Jane Gilmour from Pelham Cares with Fonthill Lioness President Katherine Reid.
Frozen turkeys were presented to Jane Gilmour from Pelham Cares for the Christmas hampers by Fonthill Lion President Brian Buchanan. The turkeys were purchased with the proceeds from the Lions’ Turkey Raffle held on Dec. 5th.
Evan and Cole Riesebosch stopped by our office to donate toys for gift hampers which go out to our families for Christmas. Thank you for your kindness & generosity!
Thank you to the members of the Independent Riders, who sponsored two of our families this Christmas...providing them with food and gift hampers. The generosity of our community, such has this, has provided many Pelham famlies with a nutritious holiday meal, and gifts for under their trees!
Thank you to Joe Palmerino, Manager Fonthill Giant Tiger for their very generous donation of $1,000 in gift cards to Pelham Cares. Joe (left) presented to Keith Moore of Pelham Cares (far right), and to the staff & students of St. Alexander school. It is the support of local businesses such as this that allows us to continue supporting the families in need in our community!
Thank you to the students and staff of EW Farr Elementary School and Pelham Centre Elementary School...today we received the proceeds of their recent food drives! The generosity of our community never ceases to amazing us! Thank you!
Non-perishable food items were collected recently at the Candle-light Service at Pleasant View Funeral Home and Cemetary. Thank you to Andrea Stubbings, Karen Guttin, & Rena Redfearn for organizing this food drive!
An amazing job done by Mr. Triano and the Grade 6 students of AKWigg Elementary School, on their Annual Christmas Challenge! As you can see, response from the community was fantastic again this year. Mr. Triano and 8 students assisted many Pelham Cares volunteers in transporting the donated items to our office and into our lower storage area. And a thank you to Ron Kore of Sobeys for again providing the grocery bags.
Many Pelham families will enjoy healthy food hampers in the coming months, as a result of this effort!
Brian Cosby of the OPP Auxiliary presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares, $960 in Sobeys gift cards. This was in addition to approximately 1,349 lbs of food, the result of their annual Food Drive at the Fonthill Sobeys. Thank you to all members of the OPP Auxiliary for spending their day at many local Sobeys stores, and of course to all of the generous donors who made this possible!
Hailey Marr visited our office this morning..she has been very busy collecting donations for the families in our community needing a bit of help this Holiday Season! She collected over $100 from the riders and staff at Grandview Farms. Thank you Hailey for your kindness!
Thank you to the staff of Niagara Peninsula Energy, who collect non-perishable food items for Pelham Cares each year! We look forward to your visit, and appreciate your generosity!
Tis' The Season to Show you Care...a wonderful fundraising event held last night, by Nancy Pye and Tammy Willard, was a huge success again this year! Many local women enjoyed an evening of wine, food, and prizes, resulting in a donation of over $1,700 to Pelham Cares! In addition, $2,000 of food items, toys, and personal care items, was donated as a result of an event held by Quality ReadyMix - Lafarge Canada. Thank you to Nancy and Tammy, and all of those who attended.
Below, Nancy Pye (2nd from right) presents the proceeds to Nancy Yungblut, Lori Grande & Colleen McCarthy of Pelham Cares.
Thank you to Natalie and Gary Stickles of Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill and 5X5 Design Studio, who recetnly presented donations to Colleen McCarthy of Pelham Cares.
Mokus celebrated their 1st Anniversary in September, presenting a Hula Show, donations from customers to benefit Pelham Cares. 5X5 Design Studio provided design services, and donated to both Pelham Cares events, the recent Fall into Fashion Show, and the upcoming Evening in Winder Wonderland....
Thank you to Natalie and Gary for supporting Pelham Cares!
Erin Pasma of Seniors on the Move (left) and Anne Hepplewhite of Safestor Records Management (right), presented Nancy Yungblut and Jane Gilmour of Pelham Cares, the proceeds of their first Senior's Shredding Day! Thank you for your generous donation!
Events such as this emphasise the importance of safely disposing of our personal documentation. They plan on running this event again, so collect your documents, and stay tuned!
This morning Saskia Holditch of Pelham Fire Services presented Pelham Cares Inc with a cheque for $290.40 raised during Fire Prevention Week 2015! Thank you to the members of Pelham Fire Services for choosing Pelham Cares to benefit from this event, and all of those who donated!
Thank you to the Interact Club of E.L. Crossley Secondary School, the young ladies who delivered the proceeds of their Halloween Food Drive and of course the many community members who donated! Many bags and boxes of food were collected, which will help to stock our shelves for the coming weeks.
Thank you to the Kinette Club of Fonthill District, who recently presented Pelham Cares with a donation of $500. The funds were raised through the Pelham Farmers Market Parking program. We appreciate their hard work, and for choosing Pelham Cares to benefit from this donation!
Thank you to Natasha Lohr who recently celebrated her birthday by holding a Birthday Ball! Friends and family joined in on the fun...costumes, music and dancing, and donated to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts. Thank you Natasha for your kindness and generosity...we are glad you enjoyed your special day!
Pelham Cares would like to thank Hollo Maple Farms, on Church St. in Fenwick for their generous donations of fresh fruits and vegetables during this past growing season! Helping us to provide nutritious options for many Pelham families!
World Food Day was celebrated with a food drive at Church of the Transfiguration of St. Catharines. Thank you to those who organized the event and donated, for sharing the proceeds with Pelham Cares!
Thank you and congratulations to Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill! They recently celebrated their 1st anniversary with a Hula Show, accepting donation for Pelham Cares. Over $200 was donated, which will assist us in providing for Pelham families! A great time was had by all!
Jaya Holland recently celebrated her 7th birthday...and requested donations to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts! Jaya and her brother visited our office with the donations. Thank you Jaya for your kindness and generosity...and to all of those who donated!
We are thankful this Thanksgiving season to Bethany Christian Reformed Church of Fenwick! Thank you for the generous donations of food during your Thanksgiving Food Drive!
We are thankful this Thanksgiving season to Nauta Home Designs! They recently ran their 2nd Thanksgiving Food Drive...thank you to all for the food and monetary donation! This assisted Pelham Cares in proving a healthy and nutritious meal, for many Pelham families to enjoy this Thanksgiving!
We are thankful this Thanksgiving Season to Sobeys Fonthill! Over 300 grocery bags were purchased by the residents of Pelham, during Sobeys Thanksgiving Food Drive! Deb of Sobeys and customer Georgina presented the donated bags to Ted Gula a volunteer at Pelham Cares. Thank you to Sobeys management and staff, and all of those who purchased a grocery bag!
Bissells's Hideaway Resort recently held their Family Day for Seasonal campers. They collected food donations for Pelham Cares! Thank you to Bissells and all of the families who donated!
Happy Birthday to Paolo! Paolo DeDivitis recently turned 6, and celebrated with family & friends, who made food donations to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts! He stopped by our office yesterday to deliver the many bags boxes of food and personal care items. Thank you to Paolo for your kindness, and to all who donated!
The 2nd Fall Into Fashion Show, sponsored and presented by Miller Restoration was a great success! Fun was had by all, with great food, prizes, shopping and of course fashions. Tracy Holmwood presented Lori Grande of Pelham Cares a cheque for $5,000! Thank you to Tracy & Matt and their team at Miller Restoration, Peninsula Lakes, the stores and models providing fashions (Cuzinz, 270 West Port Colborne, and Tangled Yoga Classes & Activewear), the many volunteers, and of course everyone who attended!
Thank you to the SAC and families of EW Farr Elementary School in Fenwick...they collected food donations at their recent movie night. Principal Scott Anderson, SAC representative Lynn Shatford, and SK student Harrison Shatford presented the donations to Lori Grande of Pelham Cares.
A September family & friends get-together resulted in food and monetary donations to Pelham Cares! Mike Bering (centre), Jason (left) and Scott (right) are partners in an exciting new venture...a craft brewery which will operate on their family farm in Effingham...they wanted to give back to their community with the Thanksgiving Season approaching. Thank you to Mike, Jason and Scott, and all of those who donated!
Thank you to the Chantler band for stopping by our office yesterday, food and monetary donations were collected at their performance this past Sunday, at the Fonthill Legion! We are grateful for their ongoing support...this was the 7th year for their fundraiser!
Back to School will be much brighter for the children of many local families, thanks to the efforts of The Independent Riders! Their annual donation of school supplies was presented to Pelham Cares at their final Bike Night of 2015. Fundraising takes place throughout the year, ending in this very generous donation! This year they prepared 30 packages including backpacks, pencil cases, and many other supplies. We appreciate their ongoing support, and could not do it without them!
Thank you to Lookout Ridge Retirement Home for thinking of our families during their recent Open House. A food drive was held resulting in many boxes of non-perishable donations and monetary donations. Cheryl Bilodeau (Operations Manager), and Trudy Pickersgill (resident) presented the proceeds to Pelham Cares yesterday.
A Summerfest Event sponsored by Royal Bank Fonthill & Fenwick, resulted in a donation of $500 to Pelham Cares! Children enjoyed games (with prizes) for a chance to win, and adults were asked for a small donation for their chance to win 1 of 3 gift baskets. All prizes were donated by RBC. Below, Ken Palmateer (Manager RBC), Lori Minor, Leslie Upper & Jeanette Jenka from RBC Fenwick, present the cheque to Sue Kicul and Colleen McCarthy of Pelham Cares. Thank you for supporting Pelham Cares!
A Pelham Cares Thank you to Ashley! Ashley Corriveau recently celebrated a birthday, accepting donations to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts, and raised additional funds...resulting in a donation of $536 of cash and gift cards, and food items! Thank you to Ashely and all of those who donated, for helping us assist the families of Pelham....we could not do it without you!!
Happy 100th Birthday to Ivor McCarthy! Ivor, family and friends celebrated on August 16th. With donations to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts, food and personal care items were delivered to our office after the event. Thank you to Ivor for supporting Pelham Cares, and congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone!
Thank you to Pelham Medical Associates for their wonderful delivery last Thursday....four backpacks filled with school supplies and snacks! This was their way of recognizing World Humanitarian day, which was August 19th. We appreciate their generous donation to our 'back-to-school' program...and know that this will help to make it a happier return to school for children of the families we support.
Happy 9th birthday to Julia Kuczera! A big thank you to Julia, who asked for donations to Pelham Cares in lieu of birthday gifts! Julia stopped by our office yesterday to deliver the donations. The food and gift card received will help to provide much needed food to other children in our community.
Pelham Cares recently received a very generous donation from Fonthill Sobeys! As a result of the recent renovation, Sobeys donated over $25,000 in grocery and personal care items. Ron Kore of Sobeys commented that is important to support families in our community, ensuring that this donation came directly to Pelham Cares. In one day, staff at Sobeys and volunteers from Pelham Cares worked together to pack and move items from Sobeys to the Pelham Cares location, which was no small feat!
This donation comes at a time of year that food bank shelves are in need of replenishing.
Thank you to Fonthill Sobeys for supporting Pelham Cares, and the Pelham Cares volunteers who assisted in making this happen!
Thank you to the family and staff of DeVries Fruit Farm of Fenwick, donations were received this past Saturday at their annual Strawberry Festival. Over $400 and many buckets of food were generously donated by the customers. Our volunteers enjoyed spending the day preparing and assisting in serving the complementary strawberries and ice cream. Thank you to all for your ongoing support of Pelham Cares!
A Pelham Cares thank-you to the Etsy Artisans of Niagara and Vermeers Garden Centre, for a successful Heirlooms Craft Show on Saturday June 20th. Over $600 and many buckets of food was donated to Pelham Cares by attendees! Donations will help to fill the shelves, and assist Pelham families during the coming months.
Thank you to the Fabulous Fenwick Lions for their generous donation of $1,000 to the Pelham Cares Capital Campaign! A result of the numerous community events held by the Lions, that benefit not only charities such as Pelham Cares, but members of our town. Jeff Pickup presented the cheque to Lori Grande of Pelham Cares, at their meeting on Wednesday June 17th.
Thank you to the Fabulous Fenwick Lions for their on-going support for Pelham Cares!
Congratulations to Judy Vitucci of Welland...winner of the beautiful hamper, at the June 11th Pelham Farmers Market! Thank you to all of the vendors for your generous donations, the Market committee for hosting us, and of course members of the community who donated and received a ballot!
Thank you to Salon Utopia of Fonthill...over $200 and a bucket of personal care items were donated, as a result of their recent Mother's Day Promotion! The winner of the draw will enjoy a whole year of salon services!
Thank for choosing Pelham Cares!
Thank you to Mokus Restaurant of Fonthill, for their donation as a result of their recent Mother's Day Lunch! Fun was had by all, and donations will assist Pelham Cares in the work we do in our community!
A Happy Birthday and thank you to Jevan Holland! Jevan stopped by the Pelham Cares office with food and monetary donations, he accepted at his recent birthday party, in lieu of gifts!
Thank you to Jevan and those who donated for their generosity, and helping us assist the families of Pelham!
A Pelham Cares thank you to the Fabulous Fenwick Lions, for including us in the Carnival this past weekend (May 23rd)! Approximately $200 and many buckets of food were donated by attendees of the Wild West show!
Another great year of family fun and excitement, thanks to the Fabulous Fenwick Lions!
Our thanks go the Kinsmen Club of Fonthill and District for their generosity and support of Pelham Cares! A cheque for $2,900 has been presented to representatives of Pelham Cares by the Kinsmen, gate proceeds of the recent Pelham Home Show.
The Kinsmen have welcomed and supported Pelham Cares at their Home Show for the past 14 years! Their financial support over that time now tops $40,000!
We are very grateful for this on-going support...which enables us in continuing to provide for families in need within our community.
Congratulations to our Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Nominees! This evening (May 19th), six of our volunteers will be recognized with other Niagara volunteers, for their years of continuous service to a community organization.
George Kowalski - 30 years
Harold Griffin - 25 years
Tom Boyce - 20 years
Anne Robbins - 20 years
Jacinthe Langlais - 5 years
Linda Roach - 5 years
Our new front door! Fully accessible, with our automatic door opener scheduled for installation next week! Our thanks go to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant which funded the purchase and installation of the door. And...a great job by 2 gentlemen from Canadian Door Doctor!
Thank you to the staff, students and families of St. Ann's Catholic Elementary School in Fenwick...many boxes of food arrived today (May 14th), as a result of their Catholic Education Week Food Drive! These donations will help to fill our shelves, which begin to look empty at this time of year.
Tim Hudak, MPP West Niagara - Glanbrook visited Pelham Cares this morning (May 8th). Jane Gilmour and Colleen McCarthy, members of Pelham Cares Board of Directors, provided Tim with a tour of our facility. Thank you to Tim for bringing along donations from various community events.
Congratulations to Joe Porga, winner of the children's basket draw at the Kinsmen Home Show! Beth Cotter of Pelham Cares presented Joe with his basket this morning. The winner of the adult basket was Jane Neudorf, congratulations Jane!
Thank you to everyone who donated, and stopped by to say hello to our Pelham Cares volunteers! Thank you to the Kinsmen for supporting us again this year at the Home Show.
The A.K.Wigg Winter Classic was a huge success...thanks to this Pelham Cares has an additional $1,000 to support our Youth Services Program! Thank you to the Early Act Club and teacher Tim Droppert for their efforts and generosity! And thank you to all of those who participated and sponsored this great event!
Pelham Cares Youth Services program sponsors youth from our community to participate in sports, recreational and educational activities! These funds will go a long way in assisting our Youth in 2015!
Thank you to Curves Fonthill for food and monetary donations received through their annual Spring Food Drive! So appreciated at a time of year that our shelves start to look empty!
Thank you to Sobeys Fonthill for running their annual Easter Food Drive! 54 bags of food, and a cheque for $2,010 were presented by Gina & Matt of Sobeys and customer Bill Elliott, to Colleen McCarthy of Pelham Cares. On the weekend of May 28th, the OPP Auxiliary collected cash donations, which totaled $1,355!
Thank you to all of those involved, especially our generous community of Pelham!
A big Pelham Cares THANK YOU to the team at Duliban Insurance! Pelham Cares was their charity of choice in 2014. The year started with their first annual golf tournament, and a donation to Pelham Cares Capital Campaign for over $5,400! They then joined in to assist with food sorting at the Pelham Community Food Drive in December. This week, a donation of over $1,800 was presented...funds were raised on their 'Jeans Fridays', and through group lottery wins! This brings their total donated from 2014 to over $7,200!
Thank you to the Duliban Team for their efforts and generosity...it is donations such as this that allow us to serve the families in need in Pelham!
Our thanks to the Branscombe Family Foundation, their generosity assisted Pelham Cares in providing a tasty and nutritious Easter Hamper to 40 Pelham Families!
Funding from the foundation is also allowing us to include additional sources of protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, and items required due to special dietary needs, in our regular food hampers.
Thank you for helping us provide healthy food to our families!
They were SNAP'd! A great article in the St. Catharines SNAPD newspaper...Featuring the recent A.K.Wigg Winter Classic - Ball Hockey Tournament. Thank you to all of those involved for their support of Pelham Cares Youth Sponsorship Program!!! CLICK HERE!
Thank you to Miller Restoration for their donation, following the recent Family Skate event! Curt Wilkens stopped by our office this morning, and presented a cheque for $500 to Lori Grande of Pelham Cares. Funds such as this support the work we do to assist the families in need, in the community of Pelham!
Glynn A Green Elementary School recently held a Students vs. Teachers games event....all were required to bring a non-perishable food item to participate. Fun was had by all...and the TEACHERS WON!
Thank you to all who contributed!
Reed Snowpek visited our office this morning (March 3rd)...he recently celebrated his 7th birthday, and asked his guests to provide a donation to Pelham Cares in lieu of gifts! He chose Pelham Cares as he wanted to help others in his community! Reed presented the donation to Beth Cotter of Pelham Cares.
We explained to Reed that when the food on our shelves starts to get low, we would use his donation to purchase additional food...which would be given to families in need, in Pelham. Thank you to Reed and all of his guests for their generosity!
Be sure to visit or donate to their shop...what a fun and inexpensive shopping experience...and best of all, give back to a local charity at the same time!
The Diesel Classic is an annual tournament which is scheduled for March 28th - 29th 2015. For more information contact Jerry at 905-736-1426 or [email protected]
Thank you to the staff and students for organizing this event, and all of the school families who so generously donated!
Thank you to Michael and staff for your support of Pelham Cares, and all of those who donated!
Thank you to all of those who donated, and for the A.K.Wigg students and staff for organizing this much appreciated event!
Michele and Dan presented the items to Pelham Cares. Thank you to all who donated for giving the teens a Merry Christmas!
Volunteers included groups from Pelham Cares, Niagara College International Students, Fonthill Boy Scouts, Duliban Insurance, Miller Restoration, local high schools, and many others. Many have helped at the food drive in previous years.
And of course, thank you to all members of our community who so generously donated food.
The shelves in our new facility are now well stocked, and will provide us with a great variety of non-perishable items for our food hampers in the months to come. Thank you to everyone for giving back to your community in so many ways!
Please enjoy a few pictures from this exciting day!
Thank you to Nancy and Tammy for all of their efforts, and to those involved in the event. The proceeds will assist Pelham Cares in providing a happy holiday season to many families in our community.
Lori Grande and Tracy Holmwood of Pelham Cares, accepted the donations from Tammy Willard and Nancy Pye.
Celebrating Volunteers! Many of our Pelham Cares volunteers joined the Town of Pelham Volunteer Recognition Social last evening. An important opportunity for our town to recognize all of the wonderful volunteers who help to make Pelham a ...great place to live!
Congratulations to Linda Roach, the Pelham Cares Peer Award winner for 2014, and all of the many Pelham Cares nominees.
Sandra Warden, Tracy Holmwood, Susan Buckingham, Lori Grande and Jacinthe Langlais braved the weather to join in on the celebrations.
Linda Roach receives congratulations from Ted Gula.
Frank Adamson, President Elect, and Tia Taylor, President of the Fonthill Rotary Club stopped by our office recently to see the new commercial cooler and freezer. These items were purchased as a result of a donation of $4,000.00, 1/2 from ...the Rotary Club of Fonthill and 1/2 from a District Grant from Rotary International. This new equipment will help Pelham Cares to accept and store produce, eggs and other fresh foods for our clients. Tracy Holmwood, President of the Board of Directors at Pelham Cares thanked Frank and Tia for this generous donation!
Thank you to Lampman Furniture of Fenwick,...after purchasing our new freezer from Lampmans, they generously donated $1,000 to help us fill it! Thanks to Lampmans our families will begin receiving additional sources of protein, and frozen fruits and vegetables.
Thank you to our local Royal Bank branches...proceeds from their recent basket draw were kindly donated to Pelham Cares! Left to right below..Jeanette Junker, Linda DePottie, Wiesje Dobrucki (winner of the $1,200 gift basket), Colleen McCarthy (receiving the cheque on behalf of Pelham Cares), Ken Palmateer (Branch Manager of RBC Fonthill / Fenwick). Funds will be directed to Pelham Cares Capital Campaign.
Brian Iggulden of Michael's Carpet & Flooring Niagara Ltd., stopped by our office on Friday November 7th to see the results of their generous donation to Pelham Cares...a new floor for the upper level of our new home!
Jane Gilmour, Beth Cotter, and Colleen McCarthy were on hand to thank Brian for this generous donation.
Congratulations to three of our volunteers who were recognized at the recent 60 Over Sixty volunteer recognition luncheon. Below, Jane Gilmour, and Bill Hughson accept their award. Sandra Warden was the third recipient. We are grateful to have such dedicated volunteers!
Happy Birthday to Trudy Pickergill! Trudy recently celebrated her 80th birthday, accepting food donations in lieu of gifts. Colleen McCarthy accepted the donations on behalf of Pelham Cares. Thank you to Trudy and all of those who donated.
Thank you Buchanan Expert Tree Care for the wonderful tree trimming expertise at our at our new location! Bill Buchanan and his staff were onsite to trim the trees and clear away the debris. We appreciate your volunteer efforts in giving back to your community!
Sobeys staff members Jessica and Fredy presented the proceeds of the recent Sobeys Thanksgiving Food Drive, to Lori Grande of Pelham Cares. 65 bags of food and over $2,000 in donations were received, and contributed to the Thanksgiving Hampers which were distributed to our Pelham Families. Thank you to Sobeys for running the food drive, and members of the community for their generous donations!
Congratulations to the LCBO with the opening of their new store in Fonthill! And thank-you for hosting a food drive this past weekend! Our volunteers greeted visitors at the door, and accepted food and monetary donations. Thank-you to the community for your contributions!
David Tucker of Tucker Construction stopped by our office last week with a donation of $600. This was a 'funds match' for a recent marketing campaign. Thank you for choosing Pelham Cares! David presented the cheque to Colleen McCarthy and Beth Cotter.
Thank-you to Nauta Home Designs, who delivered 500 items from our "Most Needed' list on Friday October 10th. This was the result of their Facebook Thanksgiving Food Drive! Thank you for helping us to restock our shelves at this time of year!
St. Ann Catholic Elementary School also held a Thanksgiving Food Drive...food arrived on Friday October 10th, in time for our Thanksgiving Hampers! Thank you to all of those who organized and contributed to the drive!
St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School held a Thanksgiving Food Drive..food was delivered on October 9th, just in time for our Thanksgiving Hampers! Thank you to all of those involved for their kindness and generosity!
On the last evening (for 2014) of the Fenwick Farmers' Market, Father Paul MacNeil presented Colleen McCarthy and Lori Grande of Pelham Cares, a generous donation of $630. Fees paid by the vendors to participate in the market were collecte...d and donated. Thank you to all of those involved, with a special thank-you to Carolyn Botari, market organizer. Carolyn reported that the market was a huge success, with vendors and participants now looking forward to the 2015 season!
Greg Higginbotham of Peninsula Lakes Golf Club visited our office this morning, and presented a donation cheque to Jane Gilmour, past President of Pelham Cares. The donation of $400 was proceeds of their recent Trivia Night...where fun was had by all! Thank-you to Peninsula Lakes for choosing Pelham Cares!
Curt Wilkens of Miller Restoration presented Sandra Warden of Pelham Cares Board of Directors, a cheque for $3,000 this morning. Proceeds from the Fall Into Fashion Show, held on September 21st at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, will benefit th...e Pelham Cares "Home for Good" Campaign. Thank you to the Miller Restoration Team, local businesses who presented fashions at the show, vendors, prizes sponsors, Peninsula Lakes, Pelham Cares Volunteers, and of course the attendees for their part in this wonderful event!
Members of TD Bank recently participated in a team building event, Putt-ing People First. Teams earned resources such as non-perishable food items, to create a putting green. Food was then donated to a chosen charity...which was Pelham Cares! The event was organized by Summit Team Building. Thank you for choosing Pelham Cares!
On Sunday September 28th, a food drive fundraiser was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, organized by the Chantler band. Following a wonderful turnout and an enjoyable afternoon, Gary and Gail White (representatives of the band) stopped by our offices with many boxes of food and monetary donations. Thank you to all of those involved in the annual event!
Our Mascot has a name!
Congratulations to the Saari Family of Fonthill who submitted the winning name in our Mascot naming contest, recently held at the Pelham Home Show.
See our Photo Gallery for more pictures!