Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

tel:  902 883-2311  fax:  902 883-4317

2010 in Review...

 

February

- Enfield Hardware held a food drive from February 21 to 27 for Caring & Sharing.

- Maple Ridge School in Lantz held their own drive (see Weekly Press March 17 for photo.) 

- Municipality of East Hants second annual Tourism Symposium February 12th donated their Speakers's Fees to Food Bank.

Many thanks to all the hard workers who keep the Food Bank in their minds and plans...

A P R I L

April 10 - First Maitland Scouting Troup

under Leonard Wright held a food drive

for ALL local food banks at Sobeys. 

 

A large group turned out in uniform to

coordinate the drive and Caring &

Sharing staff were pleased to receive a

share of the generous donations. 

     

April 29 - Caring & Sharing Booth at 50+

Seniors Expo at East Hants Sportsplex

from 1:00pm - 8:00pm. 

 

Thanks to our volunteers who manned

the table to hand out materials and

sell tickets on our draw for a $100.00

Sobey's Gift Certificate, drawn at the end

of the show.

 

April 29 - Food Drive at the Elmsdale Superstore, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm - thanks to the staff of Elmsdale Royal Bank for

organizing this collection for Caring & Sharing!

M A Y

May 1 - from 9:00am to 1:00pm Mother’s Day photos at Enfield Hardware by MUGSHOTS - cost just $10.00 for 5X7 unframed

print Prepay preferred, with pick up at Hardware on May 8th from 10-12  each child who has photo taken will receive a FREE entry

for a Mothers Day gift from Partylite.

J U L Y

July 1 - Booth at Lions Canada Day Festivities from 11-5PM and selling 50/50 tickets, one day only - draw time at 4:30PM

A U G U S T

Aug. 28 - Back To School Food Drive at Sobeys, Elmsdale from 10 to 4 PM - Many thanks for the wonderful job done by the CSAT

and Earthkeepers volunteers (under the supervision of Jerome Walsh), who helped us pack all the food boxes under the

supervision of Jerome Walsh. 

S E P T E M B E R

Sept. 1 - 2010  Christmas Registration begins

Sept. 7 - Annual Meeting at 7:30PM at Riverside United Church, Elmsdale - photos below...

Sept. 8 - 11th Annual CHARI-TEA Muffin Party and take-out. 10:30-12:30 Riverside United - photos below...

Sept. 11 - Tickets sales on hand made wooden sleigh at  Superstore from 10-4

- (Hand Made sleigh donated by Lou  Gorr.)

Sept. 25 - Info table and sales on sleigh at 3rd Annual Lantz Fall Fun Fair, Church St., 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Sept. 25 - Ticket sales on sleigh at Enfield Hardware from 9-5

Lots of local groups were represented at the Lantz Fall Fun Fair, offering a day of family focused fun and information.  Our booth was right by the church in the heart of the fair and was a great location for meeting people and for selling tickets on our hand-made wood sleigh - draw Dec 11.

 

11th Annual CHARI-Tea Muffin Party - September 8 - Riverside United  Community Room

Another successful and tasty Muffin Party was the main fare at our annual September

CHARI-Tea, wrapping up our summer slow time and launching Caring & Sharing into a

full Fall & Christmas season. 

 

As always we thank all the many helpers who donated or home made muffins & other

sweets for one of our favourite events.  The selection was varied and delicious.

 

Launched last year, our delivery/take out service was again popular, allowing lots of

local business to participate in our fund raising and enjoy a morning treat, all without

leaving the office. 

Thanks to:

- Leno’s, Sobeys, Superstore, and Tim Hortons Elmsdale for donations of items needed

enabling us to have 100% profit.

- All the community bakers who ensured we had sufficient muffins and to the CSAT

dedicated volunteers.

- Ron Hannaford & John Butt representing the Enfield Lions, Cal Sangster, Nattie Turner, Sherri Stoodly, Linda Picard

and Bernice Donaldson for ensuring our 250 take out orders were delivered in a timely manner.

- Maggie Hilton for calling and organizing Take out business orders, Maxine Orman for phoning for baking. 

 

Everyone contributed to make a successful day with a 100% profit of over $1,700!

It's all about the muffins...

It's all done by the Volunteers...
Kitchen staffers prepping for the Tea handling cash for teas & sales keeping up with the demand
Tables and the room were ready early with bright flowers, cheese, jam, butter plus tea 'n coffee fixin's. A generous array of home baked donations kept staff filling up the muffin buffet right up the start of the Tea. When all was ready and perfect tea goers were happy to come in and tear it all apart, choosing from muffins galore.
Delivery Service Another Success this Year...
Lots of advance orders... volunteers organized and delivered our own delivery trolley...
It's All About the 'Social' Networking
At a Tea, you can take your tea, a favourite muffin, or maybe two... and take your time!
     
Annual General Meeting - September 7 - Riverside United Community Room

O C T O B E R

Oct. 2 - Thanksgiving Food Drive at Superstore, Elmsdale from 10 to 4

Oct. 9 - Ticket sales on sleigh at Belnan Withrow’s Farm Market from 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Oct. 23 - Ticket sales on sleigh at Elmsdale Pharmasave from 9-5

N O V E M B E R

Nov 13 - The Dutch Settlement Volunteer Fire Dept. will be holding their Annual

door-to-door Food Drive from 9:00am-1:00pm. 

For more info or to volunteer contact Samantha at 789-5126.

 

Nov 13 - Ticket sales on sleigh at Sobeys, Elmsdale from 10-4

Nov 21 - Stocking Stuffers

We also have a new Brownie group in Elmsdale at the CE Center in the Riverview United Church, who were wrapping toothpaste for kids stockings under the direction of Betty Lou Snook. 

Thanks to the troupe for helping other kids this Christmas!

 

Holiday Collections 2010

Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 - East Hants Public Health Services will be collecting new mitts, caps, gloves, scarves and socks to hang on their tree, for distribution to several local groups, including Caring & Sharing program.  Donations can be dropped off to their offices at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre (formerly East Hants Resource Centre), in the East Hants Business Park, Elmsdale.  For more info call 883-3500.

Nov. 20 - Ticket sales on sleigh at Superstore, Elmsdale from 10-4

Nov. 27 - Elmsdale Sobey's collected food to in their bright red sleigh for Caring & Sharing.

 

 

Nov. 27 - Exit Realty’s Hey Hey Hey Help Fill the Sleigh Annual Food Drive from

 10:00am -  2:00pm at the Elmsdale Superstore.

For more info contact Louise at 883-3948.

 

< Hey Hey Hey that sleigh

looks a little empty!

 

 

Whoa, not so much anymore! >

The 2010 collection enjoyed great results; Exit Realty attributes the overwhelming success to the efforts of the Enfield  Earthkeepers who assisted with this year's neighbourhood truck drive, the other collectors who donated

their time & energy, and of course, the local community for their generous support!

Photos courtesy Louise Parker of Exit Realty

Nov. 27 - Holiday Angels go on sale at various local businesses, including:

- Home Hardware, Enfield

- Pharmasave, Elmsdale Mall

- The Bargain Shop in Elmsdale Mall

- Withrows Farm Market Belnan Branch

 

Nov. 29 to Dec. 10 - Elmsdale Chiro Toy Drive - ongoing toy collection at Adesa

 

 

 

 

 

 

November/December - Collections at the check-out

Elmsdale Bargain Shop

'Food Bank Trees' Elmsdale Sobeys

Withrows Farm Market, Belnan

 

D E C E M B E R

Scotia Bank Elmsdale Annual Christmas Basket...Dec. - Scotia Bank Elmsdale branch drew for their annual Christmas Basket (filled by the

generosity of the branch staff); this year proceeds go towards two local Food Banks, including

Caring & Sharing.

Dec. 4 - Annual Corridor Christmas Parade - 2:00pm (from Elmsdale Truck Centre to Enfield Legion)

- Santa's Elves will be collecting non-perishable food items for Caring & Sharing along the route.

Dec. 11 - Angel tree taken down – deadline for gifts to be returned

Dec. 11 -  Ticket sales on sleigh at Sobeys, Elmsdale from 10-4

Dec. 11 - Ticket draw at Sobeys 4:00PM

Dec. 14 - Gift topping up (Carolyn Kainola)

Dec. 14 - East Hants Chamber of Commerce again collected for  Food Bank at their annual

Christmas Reception for Members

East Hants Chamber of Commerce Christmas Collection...Dec. 15 - Gift Wrapping (Pam Hutchison)

Dec. 16 - Food delivery and food set up

Dec. 17 - Adopt a Family pick ups

Dec. 17 - Mapleridge Drive School toy collection to be dropped off at Caring & Sharing,

Enfield Legion

Dec. 18 - packing food boxes, pick up and necessary deliveries for the infirm

 

2009 in Photos - Click to scroll through entire 2009 Calendar

or on these links to jump directly to event photo galleries...

Angel Tree Gift Wrapping - Dec 10th Annual Chari-tea Muffin Party - Sep
J & J Racing Fundraiser - Oct Sobey's Harvest the Rewards Fundraiser - Sep
Caring & Sharing 25th Anniversary - Nov East Hants Chamber Small Business Expo - Apr

 

REMEMBER WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR SUPPORT, WE COULD NOT OPERATE THIS FOOD BANK..

WE ARE NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.

 

 
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