Initiatives to Support This Lent
Development and Peace
With the entire human family suffering from COVID-19, the Share Lent campaign invites us to share love and express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South, whose vulnerabilities are being exacerbated by the pandemic. Remembering the inherent dignity of all human beings, let us heed the Pope’s reminder that “justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day.” (Fratelli Tutti, 11.) (Description from the Development and Peace Website)
Click here to learn more about this year’s Share Lent campaign and make a donation.
Morberg House/St. Boniface Street Links
Operating a 12-bed transitional residence to provide a safe space for men experiencing addiction, homelessness and mental health challenges. Outreach program, St. Boniface Street Links, provides services men to secure safe and sober housing in the neighborhood, with supports necessary to maintain healthy independent living. Spring through Fall, St. Boniface Street Links conducts regular patrols of the area, visiting folks who are living outside and connecting them to services like healthcare and housing, collecting discarded needles, drug paraphernalia and other hazardous refuse, and generally look out for the safety and well-being of the St. Boniface community.
How to support:
- Financial donations mailed to Morberg House, 311 Provencher Blvd, R2H 0G8, or online email@example.com
- Food and hygiene products – contact at 204-615-5557
Based in Saint Boniface, The Centre Flavie Laurent provides comfort and support to the impoverished and the vulnerable by distributing material goods at no cost.
- Regular contributions of non perishable food items needed for emergency hampers (peanut free options for kids too please)
- Drop-offs are accepted on weekdays (except Wednesdays) from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
- Delivery at 365 McGee Street, ring the bell to the right of the door or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
West Broadway Community Ministry
- Regular contributions of non-perishable food items needed for emergency hampers (peanut free options for kids too please)
- Drop-offs are accepted on weekdays (except Tuesdays) from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- Delivery at 222 Furby Street
- Call 204-774-2773 and someone will come outside for a contactless exchange
Just a Warm Sleep
- Winnipeg's only no barrier overnight warming centre at Augustine United Church needs socks, masks, winter gear and cleaning supplies.
- It also needs your financial support to make sure guests are welcomed in by a friendly team of staff.
Contribute financially: https://www.1justcity.ca/donate
- $30 is a warm meal and a safe sleep for one person
- Non perishable food
- Diapers (large sizes 4, 5, 6), baby formula/food
- Feminine hygiene products
- Hygiene products: soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo
- Cash donations - $25 will buy a food hamper for a family – we hand out 100 hampers every week since the beginning of the pandemic
Mama Bear Clan
- Outdoor winter clothing – jackets, boots, mitts, toques etc.
- New socks, underwear
- Pre-packaged snacks – granola bars, fruit cups etc.
The late Sister Geraldine MacNamara (1938-84) articulated Rossbrook’s guiding principle that “No child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be.” Rossbrook’s operational philosophy then and now is based upon two fundamental principles: self-help and self-referral.
West End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth
OPK – for at risk youth
IRCOM – immigrant/refugee support
Bruce Oake Recovery Centre (financial donations)
Main Street Project
Street Connections – awesome mobile harm reduction support https://www.streetconnections.ca/
Tina’s Safe Haven