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July’s Loonie offering will go to NOSBIS (North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society) Click here for some information on this worthy charity

NOSBIS is a non-profit society that supports ABI survivors and their family members. Our head office is in Salmon Arm, BC. Our area of coverage includes the North Okanagan and the Shuswap, from Enderby to Salmon Arm to Squilax, including all points in between. Our members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. Professionals, interested citizens, and service providers are also welcome as members.

To donate directly to NOSBIS please visit their web page at https://nosbis.ca/ and click on the “Donate” button

Please click here for an update on Neighbourlink’s activities over the last year.

Neighbourlink Shuswap Community Outreach

For the year 2019-2020, for all programs (other than 2nd Harvest) approximately 60% seniors, 10% single moms, 25% other family compositions, and 5% usually victims of domestic violence, all facing some sort of emergency or other need. Of these programs;  Repurpose Furniture amounted to 85%, internet work connections 6%, with the remaining 9% split between other needs, or emotional support.

We have helped 290 households within our specific programs (outside 2nd Harvest). At the prior mentioned percentages, that’s approximately 174 senior households, 72 other households, 29 single mom’s, and 15 victim families of domestic violence. Other than the 2nd Harvest program, the Repurpose program has been able to help 246 households, 17 with inter-resource networking which includes legal, and the other 26 roughly splitting between emotional support or some other need met (usually these involve several other categories at the same time).

May’s Loonie Offering – Pregnancy Support (click here)

Traditionally because Mother’s Day comes in May our Loonie Offering has been designated to Pregnancy Support. When the local pregnancy support group ceased operation we shifted our support to the Vernon Live Well Clinic. If you know of anyone needing help or support with their pregnancy please put them in touch with the Vernon Live Well Clinic. To learn more about them I have provided the following link to their website: http://www.vernonpregnancy.ca/

The Session would encourage you all to help them out, throughout the month of May even though we do not have the “baby bottles” again this year. You can give a number of ways; By cheque or e-transfer to the church (label your gift “Pregnancy Support”). Send your donations to: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to standrews1981@outlook.com

Or you can give directly at the following links from the Vernon Live Well Clinic’s web page.

  • DONATE ONLINE through Canada Helps

    Click the button below to make one-time or monthly donations, or memorial gifts online.

    Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

  • DONATE BY PHONE

    Call 778 475 6016  If you reach us voice mail, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as able.

  • DONATE BY MAIL 

    Send your donation to: Vernon Live Well Clinic:  3504 30 St Street, Vernon BC V1T 5E8.

  • E-transfer

info@vernonpregnancy.com

  • If you’d like to consider becoming a regular monthly Donor, we would be happy to set you up on a pre-authorized debit with your bank. Just give us a call at 778-475-6016 or send an email to office@vernonpregnancy.com.

April Loonie Offering will be going to The Second Harvest Food Bank (click here to find out more about Second Harvest)

Second Harvest Food Bank is a food program that embodies the principle of “those who have more than they need sharing with those who have less.” Food is provided from the four main food groups and we have a special milk program for families with children. No government funding is received, so the operation relies on generous donations of food and cash from the community. At present, approximately 200 needy families are being served each week who would otherwise have to do without.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Our Location

We’re located near the rear entrance of the Salmar Classic Theatre (360 Alexander St. N.E.), accessible from the Ross St. parking lot.


Click here for map.

Hours of Operation

Are your pockets empty and your cupboards bare? If you’re in need of assistance, we’re open on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, and Fridays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

Donations of items or monetary value are accepted at Second Harvest Food Bank during hours of operation.

You may also mail donations to Box 1062, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P2,

E-Transfer donations can be sent to secondharvestshuswap@gmail.com (Please indicate your mailing address in comment area for tax receipt)

We also accept donations through PayPal online by clicking on this link to donate securely. Please include full mailing information so that we can make sure to give you a charitable receipt for any donations of $10 or more. Thank you.

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 “April Loonie Offering” or simply “Second Harvest”.

Last year June’s Loonie Offering of $560 went to Covid relief through PWS&D. Click here to see how the funds were used to help hard hit people in foreign lands.

An Update on PWS&D’s COVID Response (click here)

PWS&D is responding to bring relief to vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, Somalia, South Sudan and Palestine, with partners at the ACT Alliance. Thanks to your generosity, families are receiving food, sanitation and hygiene, and livelihood support to help offset the effects of the pandemic. View the video update.

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.