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Good Shepherd Does Not Solicit for Door-to-Door Donations
Good Shepherd has received a report that that two young females have been knocking on doors in Upper Stoney Creek soliciting donations. Homeowners reported that the people came to their home on the evening of September 3 saying that they were volunteers for Good Shepherd and asking that they make a donation to the organization.
These people do not represent Good Shepherd in any way. Good Shepherd does not have a door-to-door donation program and does not condone or approve of the canvassing of private homes.
Anyone residents who are solicited at their home by persons saying they represent Good Shepherd are urged to call the Hamilton Police Service at 905-546-2929 and Good Shepherd at 905-528-6565.
Hunger doesn't take a holiday!
Cram-a-Truck Food Drive, September 20
Summer is a time when donations to food banks slow down. Yet, for the people who use community food banks, the need doesn’t diminish with the warm weather.
“Although our community is full of very caring people, this is the time of year when we need more donations of food,” says Carmen Salciccioli, Director of the Good Shepherd food bank. “For so many residents of Hamilton, hunger doesn’t take a holiday. They need our help and generosity.”
Good Shepherd’s food bank inventory is critically low and the City of Hamilton has provided emergency funding to help stem the shortage. However, the City’s aid cannot accommodate all of the needs of the community. Close to 50,000 people received support from Good Shepherd’s food bank in 2013.
The food bank needs the public’s help to ensure that there is enough healthy food available for people who can’t afford to shop for groceries.
Volunteers and staff will be at Fortinos on Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, on Saturday, September 20 for Good Shepherd’s next Cram-a-Truck food drive. They will be reminding shoppers to remember the less-fortunate members of the community when they’re in the grocery store. Print our condensed checklist.
Supporters can also donate food and money by visiting Good Shepherd’s Development Office, 10 Delaware Avenue, Hamilton, or by calling 905.572.6435.
Easing the burden of young moms
Good Shepherd is proud to announce the opening of the Jeanne Scott Parent & Child Resource Centre, located adjacent to Angela's Place in east Hamilton, where young moms can earn a high school education while child minding is provided for their babies on-site. The support that the moms receive at Angela's Place and the Resource Centre helps to break the cycle of poverty and provide them with the skills to become nurturing parents and productive members of our community. We were joined by more than 100 people on June 17 to celebrate the life of benefactor Jeanne Scott and mark the opening of the Centre.
Welcome, Brother Nick. Goodbye, Brother Sean
There's a changing of the guard at The Good Shepherd Centre, our emergency men's shelter on Mary Street in Hamilton. Brother Sean McIsaac (left), who's been with Good Shepherd for the past six years, is leaving his position as Shelter Manager to take a posting in Ireland. In his place, we welcome Brother Nick Foran, a Philadelphia native who joins us from Albuquerque, New Mexico. We wish them both well in their new roles.