March’s Loonie Offering will be going to the Shuswap Hospice Society. To learn how you can support them please click here

“The Shuswap Hospice Society supports those who are dealing with death, diagnosis and grief along with the associated emotional realities of that process. We provide compassionate care to those living with a life-limiting illness, as well as grief and bereavement support to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, caregivers, and anyone impacted by diagnosis or loss.”

To donate through St. Andrew’s send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to: standrews1981@outlook.com. Please mark your donations as “March Loonie Offering” or simply “Hospice”. If you wish to learn more, volunteer, or give directly to the Shuswap Hospice Society please click here.

 

 

February’s Loonie Offering will be going to The Coldest Night of The Year campaign. You may give through the Church or even sponsor a walker through their site. To learn more click here

Coldest Night of the Year has a goal to raise $40,000 and you can help!

To donate through St. Andrew’s send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to: standrews1981@outlook.com. Please mark your donations as Loonie Offering “Coldest Night of the Year”. To sponsor a walker and learn more click here.

The Session (the Minister and Elders) of St. Andrew’s would like to thank those who supported the Loonie Offerings during 2020. A total of $2776 was received and donated to the various charities. Click here for details.

The 2020 Loonie Offerings went to the following Charities:

NOSBIS (North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Support) – $115

Coldest Night of the Year – $75

Hospice Society – $100

Second Harvest – $460

Pregnancy Support – $110

PWS&D Covid Support – $560

Immigrant Family (coming soon to Salmon Arm) – $387

Doctors Without Borders – $524

St. Andrew’s Hall (on the UBC Campus) – $105

Salvation Army Lighthouse – $150

SAFE House – $190

Total given – $2776

Thank you all.

 

January’s Loonie Offering is going to go to the Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue. This group relies totally on donations to fund their equipment and activities. To see how you can help click here

To Quote their webpage:

“Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue (SVSAR) is a group of dedicated, enthusiastic, trained individuals. We assist the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, local Fire Departments and the Coroner by responding to emergency calls in both urban and wilderness settings.

Our mission is to locate lost and injured persons, assist them, and transport them to safety.”

To give directly to the Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue, follow this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12580

Decembers Loonie Offering is going to the SAFE House. We hope you will help out by either donating directly or through St. Andrew’s for more info click here.

To donate directly to the SAFE House or see other ways you can help, click here to go to their site.

To donate through St. Andrew’s send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to: standrews1981@outlook.com. Please mark your donations as Loonie Offering.

During Advent each year we at St. Andrew’s support a PWS&D project (Presbyterian World Service and Development) in lieu of sending each other Christmas cards. Since we are unable to gather together for worship right now we don’t have the opportunity to sign up. Here is our project for 2020. If you wish to make a donation to the project between now and December 20, email Janet (jehanna1124@gmail.com) your name for our big Christmas card (in the hopes we will be able to hang it) and send your donation to the church by mail or e-transfer – marked for PWS&D. Blessings. (click here for more info)

Donate Button No Copyright, HD Png Download, Free Download  If you wish to donate you may send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to standrews1981@outlook.com

Septembers Loonie offering is going to a cause that we have never supported before; “Doctors Without Borders – Canada” (click here to find out more)

Traditionally the Session tries to keep the Loonie offerings close to home but this month we have decided to support a worthy organization doing a good work in the hardest hit areas of our world. Doctors Without Borders Canada (click to view their webpage).

“Founded to save lives and speak out, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a Nobel Prize-winning emergency humanitarian medical organization that has helped tens of millions of people since its founding in 1971. MSF now has more than 40,000 staff members on the front lines of humanitarian crises in close to 70 countries.”

“It is easy to write inspiring words to define an organization’s mission – it is much harder to put those principles into practice. At the core of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality. These are the MSF principles.

These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistics to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971.

Our commitment to these principles, and the impact of the organization built on them, was recognized in 1999 when we were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was accepted by then MSF International President, Dr. James Orbinski.”

You can give your Loonie offering in three ways:

1 Place your gift in the Loonie jar at Church (it will not be receipted)

2 Place your gift in the collection plate designated to Loonie offering; or mail your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to standrews1981@outlook.com designated to Loonie offering. (these gifts will be receipted by St. Andrew’s)

3 Give directly to Doctors Without Borders via their website (above) or the address below.

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada

551 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 0N8
+1 (800) 982-7903