Summer 2014 -
photos of donations in honour of 'Mac' Noble...
Fall 2014 -
photos of this year's
Galleries from past years...
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
Sharing & Regal Giftware Fundraising
This year we are
again 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...
- It is with deep regret that we inform the
community that Margaret Johnson (Mrs. J),
has retired from her duties with the Caring
& Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank effective
immediately. Mrs. J. has volunteered for
over 30 years with this organization and she
is highly regarded in the local area. We
thank her for her dedicated service to our
community and she will be missed.
notice the food bank will be open
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY FROM 1:00 TO
3:00 pm, except holidays and snow days. We are looking for
volunteers to operate the food distribution
to our clients on Tuesdays and Thursday. If
you are interested in helping please contact
us. The food bank also requires
immediately a Fund Raising Chairperson,
Volunteer Coordinator and Food Drive
should be directed to Bernice at the above
address, 883-2311 or email to
In Memory of...
In Celebration of...
one or a
We welcome these
generosity will be
for others to see
and be inspired by.
What are YOU
In Memory of:
in memory of
Our condolences to
the families of the
bank in lieu
to see photo
of 350lbs of
Fundraising Goes Green with 'Give Us
Your Garbage' Programs!
|Health & Beauty Waste |
|& 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
Yes they accept Tassimo®
coffee discs with foil on!
Sorry they no longer accept
Health & Beauty product
Please note that styrofoam
meat trays and similar
packaging is waste and
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,
in the Carquest Plaza, 601 Hwy #2,
across from Elmsdale Lumber.
Today's homes & offices usually
have piles of empty ink building
up. Just by dropping off
the empties Food Bank can
receive up to $1.00 per
cartridge for their programs,
and you're diverting
waste from landfills.
Look for the clearly labeled
collection box in Snidey's ink
section and just pop your ink
empties in - it's that easy!
You can also arrange to give
your empties directly to Bernice
email or calling her
(sorry we no longer get cash for
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
'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
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 December 2014
'You are a
R O N - G O I N G P R O G R A M
We are based out of the Enfield Legion.
Hours are 1:00pm to 3:00pm,
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
Chairperson - Aviva Donaldson - 883-1113
2nd Vice President - Linda Picard
Treasurer/Office Coordinator - Bernice Donaldson - 883-2311
Secretary - Reeta Sweeney
Fund Raising - Position
to be filled
Grocery Manager - Grant Arsenault,
assisted by Valerie Burke
Contact us at:
tel: 902 883 -2311
fax: 902 883-4317
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
families 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 2014 Calendar at a glance - a Year Round Venture
(more info & photos to
students and staff of Maple Ridge School in
Lantz for their recent collection of
non-perishable food items to help restock
are two students in the school lobby with
the food packed and ready to go.
Riverside Education Center
held a HAT DAY on March 7th.
Students made a donation to
wear a hat and the Spirit
Team Collected $160
from the event. The food
purchased filled the
donation box at the
Superstore. Great job and a
tip of the hat to them!
27 - Tri-County
Scouts held “Operation
Helping Hands” on Sunday
April 27 at the Elmsdale
Sobeys. The guys
shopped the aisles for a
variety of food, which
was distributed between
the four food banks in
their areas; Caring &
received food valued at
thanks for a job well
- 10:00am to 3:00pm
- Business Expo & Craft Show
- Easthants Sportsplex
(upstairs) For bookings & info call
758-1821 or 751-0165.
Admission was free but
they collected a good load
of non-perishable food items
for C&S Food Bank.
Organizer Krista Piek poses
with the donations in a
specially decorated by her
own young designer-daughters!
June 20 -
Gallant Anniversary - 350
lbs of food plus over $580
in cash donations.
10:00am to 2:00pm -
Ladies Business Expo -
Enfield Legion - Admission
free with donation to Caring
& Sharing Food Bank.
& Gamble Donation:
to long-time Elmsdale
Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Malcolm 'Mac' Noble on
These photos also appear on
with an item on his
national award goes along
with TEN pallet
of this product to C&S will make a big
difference to our families
this summer and we wish
to express our appreciation
to everyone involved in the stock
arriving at our Food Bank..
with some of the shipment...
July 14 -
Church held a
July 17; 9am
to 12 noon.
the Caring &
is shown at
Martine (at left)
poses with C&S's
- 2:00pm to 8:00pm
- Enfield Fire Hall - first
art show for local 'ex-pat'
artist Martine Heffernan.
Donations of a non-perishable food
item for C & S received
one entry per item
for a draw on a limited
edition print. See
Martine's work on her
web site and
2 - The
Riverland Campground &
RV Park held
a merchandise bingo on
August 2 with donations
being requested for the
Caring & Sharing-Angel
Tree Food Bank.
The campers donated 8
bags of groceries
totaling approx. 150 lbs
for food. Thanks
for choosing the Caring
- 10:00am to 4:00pm
- annual BACK TO SCHOOL food
drive at Elmsdale Sobeys.
Shown at right
Donaldson of the
Tree Food Bank
Wes Shields of
awarded to Fix
a yearly draw
partners and Fix
Auto was drawn.
Fix Auto could
and they chose
thanks to both
Fix Auto and
to Wes and Fix
> August - Tanya & Abigail Eldridge of Enfield were nominated for the Ice Bucket Brigade and chose not only to support ALS but also the local Caring & Sharing Food Bank by filling the ice bucket with food items. Thanks for your support!
1 - Registration for Christmas Program
David Caswell, owner
Pharmacy, held a
Back To School
for the CSAT Food
Bank. Displayed on
the table are the
collected at Enfield
thanks for a job
David and his staff
get an ‘A+’ from
Caring & Sharing!
September 3 - 7:30 pm Enfield
Volunteer Fire Department Hall - Fire Chief
Mac Noble will be presented with a 'Share
the Bounty' Memory Book, commemorating his
generous donations of Procter & Gamble
products to Caring & Sharing and other
groups in the community...
September 6 - 10:00am to 4:00pm -
annual THANKSGIVING food drive at
September 13 12:00 to 3:00 - 6th
Fun Fair, a family-focused block
party in Lantz. Caring and Sharing
will be on hand with info and raffle
tickets. (Rain date Saturday September
September 16 - 7:30pm - Annual
General Meeting, to be held in the Lounge at
the Enfield Legion. All welcome!
September 27 - 10:00 to 4:00 - Raffle
Ticket Sales at Elmsdale Sobeys - prize is a beautiful Quilt.
1 - 7:30 - Elmsdale Fire Hall
Bernice Donaldson of the Caring
& Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank
presented a “Sharing the
Bounty”Memory Book to Mac Noble
that she made as a thank you to
'Mac' for the generous donation
that Caring & Sharing received
and shared with 30 other groups,
organizations and food banks
from Proctor & Gamble in his
name upon Mac receiving the
Lifetime achievement award from
October 4 - 9:00 - 5:00 - Raffle
Ticket Sales at Enfield Home Hardware
October 9 - Raffle Ticket Sales -
Shooters in Enfield
Jake Boudreau, a nine year old
from Elmsdale, has a big heart.
Jake began a program called
Jake’s Project which helped a
couple of families have a tasty
Thanksgiving dinner. Jake
personally delivered a
Thanksgiving Dinner which
included a turkey, potatoes,
carrots, turnip, gravy mix,
stuffing, cranberries, rolls,
apple pie and a great big
serving of love. Jake proves
that age is no barrier
have a dream and Jake’s dream is
to help those in need. Many
thanks Jake from the Caring &
Sharing on a job well done.
October 23 - Raffle Ticket Sales -
Shooters in Enfield
October 25 - 10:00 - 5:00 - Raffle
Ticket Sales at Withrow’s Belnan Market
This year's raffle prize is a beautiful
quilt donated by
Time in Elmsdale; just 600
tickets will be sold (at $5.00 ea) so
watch your chance to get yours!
Halloween 2014 - Andrea of East
Coast Credit Union proudly displays the
food & cash donations collected by the
Credit Union for Halloween!
- Sobeys once again sold
their food bags in store and
collected seven cases of
food from pasta to cheese
whiz. Many thanks to
the wonderful staff who are
so supportive of the Food
KUDOS for a job well done!
November 8 - The
volunteers from Dutch
Settlment Fire Dept. with
Bernice showing the large
collection of food donations
from their food drive held
on Nov. 8.
The fire department
3,101 pounds of food and
approx. $200. This was
a very much appreciated
collection of food; thanks
for all your hard work and
November 8 - Fall Women's Small
Business Expo at the Enfield Legion on
Saturday, November 8th. Admission will be
free with a donation to the food bank. To
book your table or get more details, call
Janelle Gehue, Arbonne Independent
Consultant & District Manager - (902)
November 13 - Raffle Ticket Sales -
Shooters in Enfield
November 15 - 10:00 - 4:00 - Raffle
Ticket Sales at Elmsdale Sobeys
November 23 - 1:00 -
4:00pm - The Hair Company in the
Elmsdale Shopping center will be
offering Morrocan Oil Treatments
at their Pre Christmas Event.
ALL PROCEEDS to CSAT. Make an
appointment by calling
November 29 - Exit Realty
annual food drive starts at
10am. Covers Enfield, Elmsdale
If you will not be home you can
still leave a bag outside your
door and it will be picked up!
For more info call Louise at
November 29 - Holiday angels go on
November 29 - 10:00 - 4:00 - Raffle
Ticket Sales at Guardian Drugs, Elmsdale
November 29 - 9:00 - Angel Trees up
November - (left) The
Knights of Columbus donated
48 new winter coats for boys
and girls in various sizes. The
coats will all have a new owner
for Christmas. Shown on left is
Dave Lewis, KOC, Bernice
Donaldson (CSAT) and Jacques
Proulx (KOC) holding a sampling
of the coats. Many thanks
from the clients (children) of
to January 6 - Zumba with Darin &
Shelley - Enjoy a special 'Christmas Bundle'
- purchase SIX of their classes (staring in
January 2015) for just $20 along with
a donation of a non-perishable food item to
Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank.
Jardine Photography is offering
'Holiday Mini-Sessions' for a minimum
donation of $20 this year (a 30 minute
session with two digital images), all
proceeds going to Caring & Sharing.
Create great family memories this Christmas!
Limited spots available so book today.
December 1 to 6 -
Serenity - Retail Tax Free
Shopping December 1 - December 6th
Inclusive. 860 Highway 2, Elmsdale, -
We are accepting Food Bank Donations (with
your donation you can fill out a ballot for
a chance to win a surprise!)
December specials, up to 40% OFF Hot Tools.
are available in any denomination or for any
service. Already in a Christmas Card...ready
For the month of December...
Glowing Facial Treatment,
Professional Make up application, Express
3 services for $75.00 + tax
2 services for $50.00 + tax
1 Service and pay regular price
& 5 - Annual food drive at Elmsdale
Superstore by local EMTs.
December 5 & 7 - The
RSI Danceworks will
be presented at Hants East
Regional High school in Millford
on Dec. 5 at 7 PM and Dec. 7 at
2 PM. $1.00 from each
ticket will be donated to Caring
& Sharing. Tickets
available at RSI or Elmsdale
Guardian Pharmacy , $12.00
students, $16 adults.
December 6 - 9:00 to 1:00 - Elmsdale
Sobeys - 6th Annual 'Pajamarama - Local
student Rebecca Feindel-Sherry again
(or cash) for needy families; donations will
once more be going to C&S. This
year Rebecca (on the right) was joined by
friend Jamie MacLeod who helped at Sobey's
with the collection.
6 - 2:00 - Corridor Santa Parade food
collection, #2 Highway,
Elmsdale to Enfield; followed by food
sorting at the Elmsdale Legion.
CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS 2014
This is always the busiest time
of the year for Caring and
Sharing, along with all the
and companys running their own
Over the Edge donated a
flock of frozen turkeys to help
make a lot of Christmas Dinners
Aviva Donnaldson of C&S helping
Neil Atkinson unload whole carts
full of turkeys.
This good-sized poultry pile-up
will ensure a lot of local
families can enjoy a full
traditional dinner on Christmas
Neil and C&S Co-ordinator
Bernice Donaldson pause to pack
up family presents also donated
by Over the Edge.
holds an annual toy collection
for Caring & Sharing; this
year's toy take filled a real
Left - Oldfield School's Drive
collected colourful cartloads of
Elmsdale's Briarwood B&B second
Christmas Open House resulted in
an impressive collection.
- Mel Banks, a CSAT
volunteer helps Reg
Hurshman of Enfield
Hardware draw the
- The queen size
quilt was won by
Marjorie and thanks
for your support!
The Quilt was generously donated
by Suzanne at It's Sew Time and
Corridor Santa Claus Parade 2014
- December 6
Collecting donations all along
Volunteers handling food bins at
Sorting through the presents is
a favourite task with
Kids Helping Other Kids this
red hatchback full of donations
from the children of St.
Margaret's Church Sunday School.
Here's one of
Santa's Little Helpers sorting
gift donations after the 2014
Santa Claus Parade.
December 11 - Raffle Ticket Sales -
Shooters in Enfield
11 & 12 - 5:00 - 9:00 - 2nd Annual Open
House at Briarwood B&B in Elmsdale.
Tour this lovely country house all dressed
up for the Holidays - admission is free but
food & cash donations are gratefully
accepted on behalf of Caring & Sharing.
December 13 - 9:00 - 5:00 - Raffle
Ticket Sales, Enfield Home Hardware
December 13 - 5:00 - Raffle draw at
Enfield Home Hardware
Ticket sales limited to just 600, price
December 14 - Angel Trees down and
gifts due back
December 14 - Elmsdale Community
Food Drive - Lantz
December 15 - 20 - 'Food
For Fines' - the Elmsdale
Library is again doing Food for
Fines; 1 food item is equal to
$2.00 towards fines! More
info call Library at
December 15 - Last day for the
'Mitten Tree' (November 10 to December 15)
collection at the Outpatient Lab Area in the
Matheson Centre. These annual
donations of knitted mittens, gloves, hats,
scarves & socks will be distributed among
four local groups including C&S Food Bank.
December 15 - Elmsdale Community
Food Drive - Elmsdale
For further info contact John
MacDonald at 902-483-7382.
December 16 - Gift topping
December 17 - Gift Wrapping
December 17 - Food Sorting
December 17 - evening Food Floor Plan
December 18 - 9:00 - Food delivery &
December 19 - 9:00 - 10:30 - Adopt a
family drop off
19 - 11:00 - Adopt a family pick up
December 19 - 2:00 - gift pickup
December 20 - 9:00 - packing boxes
December 20 - 10:00 - 4:00 - Pick ups
December 20 - Holiday angels ends
Withrow's Farm Market Angel Tree
REMEMBER WITHOUT YOU
AND YOUR SUPPORT, WE COULD NOT OPERATE THIS FOOD BANK..
WE ARE NEIGHBORS HELPING