Trinity ACW Events to Mark on your Calendar:          

  1. Save the dates for these ACW Events in 2019:

    April 27th, Sale of pies (Mini Meals), at monthly spaghetti supper.

    May 6th. The Women's Fellowship ACW will have their General Meeting on Monday May 6th at the home of Mae Harasymiw (10 Farmingdale Cres.) The meeting will begin at 9:30 am. Please bring some finger food to share. Please speak with Mae if you have any questions.

    June 10th, Annual Women's Luncheon, Church Hall.

    October 1st, General Meeting, Monika Sergeant's Home.

  2. Dear_Friends:                                                                                                                                       Thank you seems very inadequate for all your wonderful work and contributions to our outreach program. We and the recipients are very grateful for your generosity. All items received have been distributed to the following:

·        David Busby Street Centre

·        Youth Haven

·        Elizabeth Fry Society

·        Women’s & Children’s Shelter

·        Sr. Wish Foundation

·        Baby Layette Program

·        Northern Ontario Nursing Stations

The isolated Nursing Stations are in about 75 remote villages north of Highway 17 are accessible only by plane. The nurses distribute mitts, scarves, socks, quilts, afghans, sweaters etc. to all those in need who come to the clinics. Our outreach programs will continue throughout the New Year. On behalf of all the recipients we pray that you had a very blessed Christmas filled with love, laughter, family, friends, and the joy and fond memories of Christmases past.

Happy New Year too!
Trinity Anglican Church – Women’s Fellowship ACW

 

Dear Trinity Anglican Church Women’s Fellowship:

First, let me thank you for your ongoing support and generous donation of 20 buckets of cleaning supplies and household items through the ‘Bucket Brigade.’  I cannot express how important your support is. You are helping to provide a safe refuge to women and children who turn to us for service at a very scary time in their lives. Their homes are not a safe places for them and they are looking to us for help.

Presently we have 11 women and 19 children staying with us. They will stay an average of 3 months, often arriving with little more than the clothes on their backs. We do everything we can, above and beyond, to meet each unique individual’s needs. First and foremost we provide a safe place to stay, food, warm beds, and all the guidance and counseling supports to aid them on their journey.

You are helping us meet the needs of our clients, both in the shelter and in the community. You are helping to ensure we can be there for women and children who are coming to us broken and in need of a safe place to recover from the traumas they’ve faced.

Right now the staff at the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie are preparing for the rush of requests that occur the moment school is out . This is the time of the year that women who are living in abusive relationships prepare to leave their abusive partners. Without the support of donors, like you, we simply would not be able to support the many women and children in our community who need our services. Your generosity is truly making a difference and helping them on their journey.

We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on June 7th in the evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall (93 Berczy Street). If you are interested in attending this event or have any questions please contact our Development Manager, Lisa Spinks-Smith at 705-792-2188 or lisa@barrieshelter.com

Kind regards,  Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director

 

Elizabeth Fry Society Food Basket

The Elizabeth Fry Society is able to house up to 18 women. On any given day it has 12 to 18 in residence. The allotted food budget is $18,000.00 per year, scarcely enough! Summer is traditionally a time when donations are low, and the need is great. A suggestion for donations, instead of one can or package of soup or vegetables etc., consider getting several cans of the same thing. Mixing different vegetables is fine, but mixing several kinds of soup together is not so good, and one can will only feed 3 - 4 people. Two cans of salmon and 1 can of luncheon meat don't mix, and neither make many sandwiches, but several cans will. Please consider bringing something in each week to help during the summer and fall. Thanks,