A year-round effort...
Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food
Bank is a full time effort and there's usually something happening
every month. Learn more...
Providing the basics to those in basic need...
Assisting families and
individuals on restricted budgets to meet their
daily nutritional needs. Learn
Give a little Christmas joy...
Ensure the little ones
have a good holiday, or adopt a senior in need at a
challenging time of year. Learn
Fundraising Goes Green with 'Give Us
Your Garbage' Programs!
Food, Health & Beauty Waste
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Collection Point - Your home or
Go to the
Terracyle web site,
select Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree as your
charity of choice, and print a
shipping label for your selected
waste and drop it in the mail.
They pay the postage!
Every little contribution adds
up for charities and diverts
material from landfill.
Terracycle up-cycles & recycles
this waste into new and useful
coffee discs with foil
Personal care containers
such as shampoo, makeup,
body wash etc.
Upon arrangement, small
shipments can be handed over to
Bernice Donaldson to include in
her packages by
email or calling her
Collection Point -
Snideys TV & Internet,
at their new location in the
Carquest Plaza, 601 Hwy #2,
across from Elmsdale Lumber.
Today's homes & offices usually
have piles of empty ink & toner
cartridges building up.
Just by dropping off the empties
Food Bank can receive up to
$1.00 per cartridge for their
programs, and you are diverting
waste from our landfills.
Look for the clearly labeled
collection box in Snidey's ink
section and just pop your ink
empties in - it's that easy!
(Staff will collect toner
You can also arrange to give
your empties directly to Bernice
email or calling her
Collection Point - Enviro Depot,
Elmsdale Recycling, 75 Park Rd.,
in the Elmsdale Business Park.
The refund from your empty
beverage cans & bottles can
easily be donated to Food Bank
simply by telling the Depot
staff 'Account 14 please!'
'Actually', notes Bernice
Donaldson, 'the good folk at
Elmsdale Recycling have been
doing this for us for years, but
not many people know about it.
We thought this would be a
good chance to remind the community
about this easy way to help
Food Bank AND our environment.'
All normally refundable
containers are accepted,
including: pop, juice, water,
liquor & other beverage
containers, with the
exception of milk cartons.
'The Balancing Act' - Living
Within Your Budget
resources & Food Bank tips for living better
in tight times...
Heating Assistance Rebate
Program - This program may
be able to help with up to
The GOOD NEIGHBOUR ENERGY
FUND - administered by the
Salvation Army to help supply
firewood, oil, coal, propane and
electric heat to families in
need. Visit the
The Care Program - "For 10 years,
Care program has offered a
helping hand to over 35,000 families in
Atlantic Canada and New
England...providing fuel gift cards to
parents who must frequently travel to
provide their children with urgent
medical care." - courtesy Irving Oil web
Fuel the Care program
provides Irving Oil gift
cards to families to
help parents with the
cost of travel for their
There are five Fuel the
Care partner hospitals
Canada and New England,
in Nova Scotia contact
the IWK Halifax
handy tips for reducing your power
consumption and thus your bill.
Credits - Municipal tax credit
for modest income families living in East
Tax Credit - a Federal
for parents paying for sports camps for
their children; now expanded to include
their art & music lessons.
Coupons - a user friendly site
collecting many sites for grocery, auto,
home, restaurant offers and much more.
Use Search on this site and the associated
ones to find printable or mail out coupon
you can use.
Inspirational Thought for November 2013
power and beauty!'
R O N - G O I N G P R O G R A M
We were based out of Riverview United
Church in Elmsdale but due to growth we had to
move our base to the Enfield Legion. Mrs. Johnson still
oversees Emergency Food Bank
or 758-2484 and leave a message.)
Persons requesting assistance
throughout the year must contact her for an appointment
and fill out the request form in full.
Every person, church, business, school
and community group is considered a member. We are from
all communities from Enfield to Lantz
to Nine Mile River etc. and everything in between.
We are all volunteers from every
community giving many hours to ensure those needing
assistance receive it. We are involved and work with but
not affiliated with any one Church. We are a community
organization and non-denominational.
We are not affiliated with Feed Nova
Scotia but are members of the East Hants & Districts
Commerce. Our status:
- are a Designated Charitable
Organization recognized by Revenue Canada and issued
a Tax Number. Receipts are issued for donations of
$10.00 or more.
- also accept In Memory gifts and
issue acknowledgement cards to the families as well
as gifts for birthdays, Christmas etc.
- are registered with the United
- assist businesses to set up their
own payroll deduction accounting and receipts will
be issued once a year to the individual contributors
once we receive a listing and payment from the
How can you and your family help the
There are many ways
that you and your family can help. First know that
the food bank operates year round and not just at
Christmas time, therefore we need YOU all year.
- Have a computer at home?
You can save your inkjet cartridges for us as we can
recycle them for cash.
- Have an old, obsolete cell phone?
We recycle those too!
- Are you 'thinking green' and
recycling your beverage cans and bottles? You
can donate the recycling money by dropping them off
at Elmsdale Recycling in the Business Park - Just
say 'Account 14 please!'
- Garage or basement cluttered with
old car batteries, copper or computer hardware?
These can also be recycled for us at Elmsdale
- Collect your loose change and
pennies to donate.
- Picking up groceries at Elmsdale
Superstore or Sobeys? You can always toss a
non-perishable food item into our collection boxes
at both locations, all year round.
- Celebrating your birthday with a
party? Why not ask your guests to bring a food item
instead of gifts?
- Purchase a gift for kids or
adults at Christmas time for the Angel Tree.
- Any family member over 14 can
- Your business can come up with
their own fund or food raising initiatives.
Donations by mail may be
Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank
c/o of Bernice Donaldson
145 Highway 2, Enfield, NS B2T 1C8
Food Bank Needs
|Hot Dog Buns
||*indicates past shortages
President - Margaret Johnson, 883-8596 or 758-2484
1st Vice President - Aviva Donaldson - 883-1113
2nd Vice President - Linda Picard
Treasurer/Office Coordinator - Bernice Donaldson - 883-2311
Secretary - Reeta Sweeney
Fund Raising - Bernice
Donaldson - 883-2311
Grocery Manager - Grant Arsenault,
assisted by Valerie Burke
Contact us at:
tel: 902 883 -2311
fax: 902 883-4317
Emergency Food Bank - 883-8596
or 758-2484 and leave a message
Still looking for a few people to help on the
organizational end, especially Fund Raising Chair.
Many thanks to the members of the Enfield Lions Club
for all the transportation supplied.
The Christmas Program can supply food
boxes to approximately 200 families including single
adults, per year. We supply gifts to approximately 250
children per year with extras including crayons,
coloring books and games and gifts to approximately 100
adults. In addition, the Emergency Food Bank supplies
approximately 300 families throughout the year with
The Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food
Bank began the Adopt-A-Family Program in 1993. Since its
humble beginnings of having only two Adopt-A-Families we
now have 40.
We only allow a family to become an Adopt-A-Family once
if at all possible.
To adopt YOU:
- Choose a family size
- Choose if you want to purchase
all the food and gifts or just do the food or just
- Purchase your items
- Wrap the gifts
- Deliver your purchases at the
designated time and place
We supply you with a list of food
items that we place in the boxes but you may add
whatever extras you like.
We include toothbrushes for each person, toothpaste and
mittens for the children.
You may add household items such as toilet tissue, soap
etc. if you wish.
You may also add other meats, milk, frozen vegetables,
french fries or hash browns.
We supply you with a WISH LIST of gifts for the children
and parents and you may put together Christmas stockings
for the children if you like, along with any pets.
If your family agrees, we would release only their first
names and if you agree we would release your name and
address so they can send you a thank you note.
For more information, or to have your name added to our
adopt a family program phone
Bernice at 883-2311
to have your name added to the list for the Christmas
season and to enable us to get your family information
to you as soon as possible. Email for info at:
Gift Wrapping - Enfield Legion
- Carroll's Corner (not including Milford to
- Dutch Settlement
- Guysborough Road
- Hardwood Lands
- Horne Settlement
- Lantz (to Ross's Hill)
- Nine Mile River (to bridge & Cheese Factory
- Fall River
- Old Enfield Road
- covering all areas within these boundaries
Your donation helps close to 150
familes at Christmas time and dozens of families
year-round, because need knows no season!
Company or Group
Want to do a Christmas Box?
company or group can help out at Christmas or indeed any time of the year;
we're always interested in new ideas!
Links We Like...
as well to our friends at the
Enfield Weekly Press
for all their support around the year!
& Sharing 2013 Calendar at a glance - a Year Round Venture
(more info & photos to
M A Y
3 - Volunteer Awards - Food Bank was
proud to be able to nominate local grade six
student Rebecca Feindel-Sherry for annual
youth volunteer awards and was almost as
thrilled as she was to see her win.
7 - Ladies Night Car Care Clinic -
McNeill's Shell hosted a wonderful workshop
at their garage in Elmsdale, with former
racing car driver Kelly Williams providing
important information for proper car
maintenance & repair.
enjoyed refreshments, loot bags, free
product & door prizes all at no cost, but a
voluntary collection was taken for Food
Bank; thanks to all who helped out!
May 12 to
May 18 - 'Food for Fines' - the Elmsdale
Branch of the Colchester & Region Library
system will be accepting donations of
non-perishable food items for Caring &
Sharing Food Bank, applied against your
library fines. For EACH item, you will
have your fines reduced by $2.00, up to a
MAXIMUM credit of $16.00. Note: This
promo applies to fines only.
- 6:00 - 9:00pm
Left _ Royal Bank Staff Annual
Food Drive at Elmsdale Superstore.
Right - Presentation
of $1000.00 by
Maggie Gionette of
RBC Elmsdale to
This donation is
made in recognition
of volunteer hours
by the staff for a
food drive held on
May 28th. CSAT
commitment of the
RBC staff in support
of the food bank.
J U N E
June 1 -
Time! in the Elmsdale
Business Park offered a Pfaff Serger
class from 10am to 4:00pm;
a fun-filled, hands-on event which
will take your creativity to a whole new
level. Spaces are limited so please
book ahead. There is no fee, but a
donation to the local Foodbank would be
June - The
Grade 5 students of
Oldfield Consolidated School
performed two shows of the musical
CLOWNS for students, parents and
guests. Admission was food or cash
donations for Caring & Sharing.
The students collected approximately
100 lbs. of food and $115 in cash.
Way to go!
A U G U S
August 24 - 10:00 - 4:00pm Elmsdale Sobeys - CSAT
Annual Back to School Food
S E P T E
M B E R
September 7 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Elmsdale Sobeys
- Raffle Ticket
Sales - 'It Just Keeps Giving'
September 11 - 8:00pm -
Riverview United Church - Annual
September 21 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Withrows Farm Market - Raffle
Ticket sales - see
prize list for the
'It Just Keeps Giving Tree'.
September 28 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Elmsdale Superstore - Annual
Thanksgiving food drive.
O C T O B
October 5 -
10:00am - 4:00pm - Enfield Home Hardware -
Raffle Ticket sales
October 19 - The
Dutch Settlement Fire Department
held their Annual
Door to Door Food Drive On Oct.
19 / rain date Oct. 26.
Contact Samantha at 789-5126 for
info; see photos below.
The Enfield RCMP,
from Scotia Bank,
held their Annual
Dale King Memorial
Golf Tournment at
the end of May
2013. On October
21, the Caring &
Food Bank, along
with 4 other groups,
received a generous
donation of $2500
each. Thanks to all
the organizers and
to make this
for the Food Bank!
October 26 -
10:00am - 4:00pm - Elmsdale Superstore -
Raffle Ticket sales
Sharing & Regal Giftware Fundraising
This year we are
excited to include Regal Gifts as one of our
Your donation helps
close to 150 families at Christmas time and
dozens of families year-round, because need
knows no season.
Regal offers more
than 1000 products, with hundreds being
priced under $20. We are sure everyone can
find something either for themselves or as a
gift for family and friends.' - Bernice
Click here for more
in MS Word on this timely campaign...
Chiropractic Clinic Collection
Right - Many thanks as ever
the management and staff at Elmsdale
Chiropractic for their annual Octobert Food
this helps so many
Below - Dutch
Settlement Volunteer Fire
Department - Annual Door to Door
Food Drive held October 19.
The volunteers collected 2,384
pounds of food plus $181 in
This is over a ton of food which
was delivered in not one but
three fire trucks.
Tons of thanks to the
N O V E M
B E R
24 - November 6 - many thanks to Sobey's
Elmsdale for their Annual 'Fill the Food
Bank' campaign, offering at the cash
donations, as well as choices of $5, $10 &
$15 bags pre-filled with Compliments brand
items popular with families, making it
easier for customers to give sensibly.
12 - December 15 - the 'Mitten Tree' an
annual collection of handmade mittens, hats,
scarves, socks & gloves is now under way at
the Out Patient Lab on the ground floor of
the Lloyd Matheson Centre in the Elmsdale
Business Park. Donations will be
distributed among four local charities,
including Caring & Sharing. Any
questions please contact 883-3500.
November 16 -
9:00am - 5:00pm - Guardian Drugs -
November 27 -
10:00am - 2:00pm - Royal Bank, Elmsdale
branch - Raffle Ticket sales
22 - Holiday Angels for sale - Don McNeill's
Shell, Enfield Home Hardware, Sweet Spot
Chocolate Shop & Withrow's Farm Market.
26 - another great collection of winter
coats by the local Knights of Columbus!
48 new winter coats collected this year;
the Knights are sharing warm hugs for
30 - 10:00am - Guardian Drugs - Angel Tree
November 30 - 9:am - 3:00pm -
realty's annual Hey Hey Fill the Sleigh was
a tremendous success with 20 grocery carts
and cash donations exceeding $200.
Santa is very pleased that Exit made good
use of his sleigh; many thanks & gratitude
to all who help fill the sleigh!
Exit Realty's 2013 delivery to
the Food Bank...
30 - Ladies Business Expo, 10:00 - 3:00,
Todd Hunter Room, East Hants Sportsplex.
Businesses run by and for women; learn,
network, shop! Admission was FREE but
donations to C&S Food Bank were gratefully
accepted. Organizer Krista Piek shows
off the great collection for C&S!
Elmsdale Tim Horton’s has been
collecting food for CSAT.
East Coast Credit Union in
Elmsdale held a food drive to
The 1st Enfield Brownies
were busy making Candy Bags for
the Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree
They worked very hard to do up
over 400 bags of candy,
tagged and decorated with labels
& ribbon to be given out to
clients of the food bank for
These are done in memory of our
long serving Mary Sullivan, our
original Candy Lady.
Congratulations on a job well
done by Mary’s Candy Angels
D E C E M
B E R
Hants Library - help fill the basket for
C&S with Personal Care items - toothbrushes
& paste, antiperspirant & deodorant, combs,
cream rinse & shampoos, soap & shower gel,
4 & 5 - 5:00 to 9:00pm
Christmas at the Briarwood - tour this
beautiful Bed & Breakfast in Elmsdale, all
decorated for the Christmas season!
Admission is FREE but donations in aid of
C&S will be gratefully accepted.
11 Miller Road, Elmsdale (behind Riverview
United Church), 883-1868.
6, 7, 8 - 'Nutcracker Dreams' - at East
Hants Rural High. Presented by
in cooperation with
EHRH. $1.00 from every ticket
sold will be donated to C&S Food Bank.
Click on poster for details...
7 - 9:00am to 1:00pm - Sobey's Elmsdale
- Grade 7 student Rebecca Feindal-Sherry
will again be collecting kids pjs for Caring
& Sharing through 'Pajamarama';
details click the flyer below or contact
December 7 -
2:00pm Corridor Santa Claus Parade annual
December 7 -
Enfield Legion, ground floor - Sorting food
- 10:00am - 4:00pm - Enfield Home Hardware -
Raffle Ticket sales
14 - Angel Tree taken down
14 - 10:00am - 4:00m - Elmsdale Sobeys -
Final Raffle Ticket sales and DRAW
December 15 - last day for donations to
the 'Mitten Tree' at Out Patient Lab in the
16 - 9:00am - Enfield Legion - Delivery of
food and gifts from schools, etc.
17 - 9:00am - Enfield Legion - Sorting Angel
Raffle Tickets -
$2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 - Draw December 14
Raffle Prize is a little different, but
offers SOMETHING for EVERYONE! The 'It
Just Keeps Giving Tree' features gift
certificates & cards from many local
Bitar's Restaurant & Pizzeria
of Soul Cafe
Fiesta Hair Studio
Golden Harvest Restaurant
Serenity on the Hill
Strides Health & Fitness
Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
Withrow's Farm Markets
18 - 9:00am - Enfield Legion - Wrapping
18 - 6:00pm - Enfield Legion - Wrapping
19 - 8:00am - Enfield Legion - Food setup
19 - Food Delivery (Lions Club)
19 - 1:00pm - Enfield Legion - set up
19 - Adult gifts
20 - 9:00am onwards - Enfield Legion -
Adopt-a-Family gift pickup
21 - 9:00am onwards - Enfield Legion - food
packing, food delivery, food pickup, cleanup
Giftware fundraising campaign
REMEMBER WITHOUT YOU
AND YOUR SUPPORT, WE COULD NOT OPERATE THIS FOOD BANK..
WE ARE NEIGHBORS HELPING