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Caring & Sharing - 2012 in Review...

 

J A N U A R Y

RBC's 4th Annual FREE Skate - January 8th

from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the East Hants Sportsplex

Thanks to all the attendees who enjoyed the skate and supported Food Bank by bringing non-perishable food items...

Sponsored by DJ Cameron (Mortgage Specialist) & Lynn Avery (Mortgage Specialist).

F E B R U A R Y

Thursday February 23, Food Drive, East Hants Sportsplex,

The East Hants Minor Hockey Association hosted a practice with the Halifax Mooseheads, 6:00 to 7:30, in the Keith Miller Arena, followed by an autograph session 7:30 to 8:00 in the Todd Hunter Room.

Admission was free but the EHMHA Board asked attendees to bring a non-perishable food item for the Caring & Sharing program.

 

Valentine's Fundraising Dinner

Saturday Februrary 4, 2012

Our first ever Fundraiser Dinner was a great success, with friends old and new joining us for a delicious meal of roast beef or salmon with all the fixin's.  Light music provided a pleasant background to lots of chatter and visiting while young & old seemed to enjoy the decorations, prize displays and freebies. 

This dinner could not have happened without the dedication of all our friends who promoted the event, sold tickets and gathered decorations, discounts & donations.  Our caterer Hans LeJeune cooked a wonderful meal and the Knights of Columbus kept our guests well fed and the tables  bussed.  Thanks as well goes to ladies of the Legion and all the Legion Staff for all their extra work. 

We're also very grateful for the generous prize donations for our 'His & Her's Raffle' (photo above)  The happy winners were:

Joan Jarvis - Cassiopeia Jewelry Set

Laura Mather - Cordless Drill, Charie Donaldson

Reeta Sweeney - McNeill's Shell Car Washes

Unice Fizzard - Catering Unlimited Gourmet Tea Set

Beth McNeil - Bitar's Restaurant & Grill Gift Card

Veronica Zentilli - Main Town Pizza Gift Certificate

The Enfield Legion was transformed into a red, white and pink Valentine's vista. Thanks to our many sponsors every table was daintily dressed. Local MLA John MacDonell helps Bernice Donaldson draw for Raffle prizes.
Video clips - please allow time to load...
Before - Volunteers and & staff took a short pause after prepping the hall just as the first diners arrived... During - our Knights of Columbus servers were kept hopping as the hall rapidly became bustling with hungry guests...

M A R C H

Mrs. J recognized by local business leaders - Wednesday March 21, The East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce held it's Annual General Meeting & Business Awards Banquet at the Milford Recreation Centre.  Among other local over-achievers, our own Mrs. J was honoured and singled out for her tireless work with Food Bank and other community service, with the prestigious Tom Parker Chamber Member of the Year Award for 2012.

Her remarks acknowledging the award, delivered in her own unmistakable style, were greeted with a standing ovation by the many business owners and leaders.

photo courtesy Tompkins Photography

 

J U N E

June 4 - 15 - Enfield District School Grade 3 classes ran a 'Make A Difference' Campaign where students learned what it means to be an active citizen and that small acts of kindness make a big difference. 

The Campaign ran from June 4 to 15 and the grade 3’s collected over 500 hundred food items for the Caring & Sharing.

Bernice Donaldson accepted the donation and explained a little about the food bank to the children, and answered their questions. 

Purolater Courier generously delivered the food items.

June 8 - Kelli Bitar of Bitar’s Restaurant & Pizzeria hosted a Ladies Night on June 8th and collected food for CSAT.

Donations amounted to over 100 food items.

 

A U G U S T

August 18 - Back to School Food Drive - Sobey's Elmsdale 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Raised 1500 lbs food-valued at $3,000 plus more than $250 in donation jar.

Thanks to Manager Mark Gouthro for lobby space, staff for continuing support, volunteers and most important Sobey's customers!

 

We had several young adults (pre-teen & teens) show up with muscles and hard work.  All are excited to come back. Thanks Anthony, Mackayla, Jacqueline and Alexander.

Sue, Bernice & Anthony ready for customers Collection of 30 - 2 cubic foot boxes

S E P T E M B E R

Sep 8 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Withrow's Belnan Farm Market 2:00 to 4:00pm

Tickets $2.00 each - This year's Raffle Prizes:

  1. Blanket Chest by Lew Gorr

  2. Dinner for Four - catered in your own home by Hans LeJeune - salad, surf & turf, potato, vegetables, dessert, tea & coffee

  3. Freezer Meat by Withrow's Rocky Knoll Meat Shop

Shaker Blanket Chest - photo copyright The Tauton Press

dimensions 20 inches deep by 41 wide by 27 inches tall

  Sep 11 - Setup for Charitea Muffin Party - Riverview United Church - 12:00noon
Sep 11 - Annual Meeting - Riverview United Church - 7:30pm
Sep 12 - Charitea Muffin Party - Riverview United Church 11:00am to 1:00pm
Sep 15 - Raffle Ticket Sales (TBA) - Elmsdale Sobeys - 2:00 to 4:00pm
Sep 22 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Elmsdale Pharmasave - 2:00 to 4:00pm
Sep 29 - Ticket Sales - Lantz Fall Fun Fair - 12:00 to 3:00pm CANCELLED - WEATHER!
Sep 29 - Thanksgiving Food Drive - Elmsdale Superstore - 2:00 to 4:00pm

Annual Charitea Muffin Party 2012

Thanks to this year's Supporters for: tea & jam from the Elmsdale Sobeys, butter pats, creamers & milk from Tim Horton's in Elmsdale, cheese donated by Sobeys, Superstore and Leno's Stop Shop, and our napkins were courtesy of The Bargain Shop.  And of course thanks to our bakers too!

Lots to choose from... Lots of info on C&S available... Lots of socializing over tea & muffins...
and of course, lots & lots of yummy muffins!

The final Saturday of September saw lots of shoppers taking advantage of a Tax Free day at the Elmsdale Superstore to stock-up, and many were very generous to their neighbours.

 

Over 2000 lbs of food filled more than 35 boxes, plus over $340 was collected in the donation jar.

 

 

C & S volunteers took turns at the store entrance or packing for the truck...

 

This annual Thanksgiving food drive at the Superstore had a great turnout of volunteers including Councilor Norval Mitchell modeling our Volunteer t-shirts with buddy Ken.

 

Customers were very generous as always and we thank them.

O C T O B E R


MLA for Kings-Hants the Honorable Scott Brison presents Caring & Sharing President Margaret Johnson with the 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

October 13, Grand Pre Historic Site

Specially created this year by the Governor General's office to honour those who 'have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community...'


 

Oct 1 - Nova Scotia Liquor Commission - Elmsdale Store United Way campaign kicks off. As part of the campaign there is a “donate a dollar” customer campaign. When a customer is paying at the cash register they can pay $1 to buy a ballot for a chance to win one of the three prizes listed below. (You can buy as many ballots as you want at a time). Proceeds from this facet of the campaign will be donated to C & S Food Bank.

Update Nov/12 - The staff at the Elmsdale NSLC collected $3,524 from their October fundraising event.  Our local folks managed to be the highest fundraising store in Nova Scotia!  We want to thank the staff for a job well done.

Prizes:

  • 4 Person Keith’s Brewery Tour with accommodations.
  • 4 Tickets to the 2013 Port of Wines Festival with accommodations.
  • A 2 Person Glenora Distillery Tour with dinner and accommodations included.

Oct 1 - Elmsdale Chiropractic held their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for Food Bank in October and with the help of their customers presented CSAT with a great selection of food items that helped with the holiday.

 

Oct 12 - 18 - Elmsdale Sobeys 50/50 Draw ticket sales - proceeds to Food Bank.

Oct 13 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Elmsdale Sobeys - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Oct 15 - received $1,800.00 from the Enfield RCMP from this year's Dale King Memorial Golf Tournament, which has been a major fundraiser for the food bank for 12 years and continues to be very popular.  The staff of the Enfield Detachment do a great job and deserve to be commended for their hard work. 
 
The 2013 Tournament will be May 30.  More information may be obtained by calling Herb Minard at 883-9461 or Dave Forsyth at 209-0152 and by calling the Detachment at 883-7077 and leave a message for Herb or Dave.

Oct 20 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Enfield Home Hardware - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Oct 31 - Staff and customers at the Heritage Credit Union in Elmsdale held a food drive over the month, ending on Halloween; here's the staff with the results.>

The East Hants Senior Gentlemens Hockey League team captained by Sheldon MacKintosh, League champions, donated their winnings of $500.00 to the Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank. Congratulations on  your win gentlemen and for supporting the food bank. 
 
Sobeys Elmsdale also collected food and cash for us all month with their 'fill the food bank' program. 

N O V E M B E R

C&S's Long Distance Reach is extending through our web site!

  1. Thanks to the Butlers in Calgary, Alberta.  They are originally from NS and are coming home the week of November 19 to shop for their newly adopted family here in East Hants.
  2. Thanks as well to a Toronto company with a Dartmouth branch office which has just adopted two local children for gift giving this Christmas.

November 3 - Dutch Settlement Volunteer Fire Department - Door-to-Door Food Drive (Rain Date November 17)

November 2 - Big hearts come in small packages. Ethan & Jacob Maquire celebrated their birthday by requesting food donations for C&S.

They collected six bags of non-perishable food items weighing approximately 75 lbs.  These little pirates collected quite a booty - thank you my maties!

 

 

Nov 12 - Holiday Angels Sales:

- Enfield Home Hardware, Enfield

- Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, 601 Highway 2

- Don McNeill's Shell Station - 707 Highway 2

- Withrow's Farm Market, 1040 Highway 214, Belnan

Nov 17 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Elmsdale Sobeys - 10am to 4:00pm

Nov 17 - Exit Realty 1st Call's annual 'Hey Hey Fill the Sleigh' food collection - Elmsdale Superstore

Update - Exit's food drive collected approximately 3,500 pounds of food. We think they filled that sleigh and more - just wonder if Santa will fit!

Nov 17 - The food drive held Saturday in support of CSAT by the Dutch Settlement Vol. Fire Dept was again AMAZING.  The folks collected over 2400 pounds of food and $162.00 in cash donations.  On behalf of the CSAT Food Bank thank you with a big horn blown in your honor!

Nov 24 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Elmsdale Superstore - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Nov 26 - Elmsdale Intergrated Health Services in the Elmsdale Business Park are fundraising from Nov. 26 until Christmas Eve.  They are collecting food on a weekly basis and each week there'll be a draw for 1 (one) massage.  All who contribute will have their name entered in this weekly draw for 1 massage. Location info may be obtained on the Elmsdale page of their web site.

Nov 27 - Tentative Meeting for Valentine Fundraiser Dinner 7:30pm - location TBA

Nov 28 - East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce Open House 1:00 to 4:00 - Chamber President Rick Ramsay presented Christmas cheques to three local food banks, including Caring & Sharing.

Nov 28 - The Knights of Columbus (St. Bernards, Enfield) are always generous to C&S Food Bank at Christmas time; this year they donated nearly 50 warm winter coats for kids.  (These have already been distributed to local families well in advance of Christmas.)

D E C E M B E R

Dec 1 - Corridor Santa Claus Parade Food Drive - sponsored by Enfield Lions Club and Crimestoppers - starting at 2:00pm, leaving from the Elmsdale Landscaping lot at the Truck Repair Centre.  Theme this year is 'A Child’s Christmas'; food and toys will be collected along the parade route for CSAT.

Dec 1 - Sort food & toys from Parade - Enfield Legion - time TBA

This year the food & toy sorting after the Santa Claus Parade went very fast and efficiently, thanks in part to our young volunteers from: 1st Lantz Scouting, East Hants Penquins, and Bantam AAA Hockey.  Click on the video to see the bustle; as always, C&S Food Bank thanks the Corridor parade viewers for their generous donations!

Dec 8 - Raffle Ticket Draw - Enfield Home Hardware - 4:00pm - Winners:

  • Blanket chest hand crafted by Lew Gorr - won by Deb Murphy of Enfield
  • Dinner for Four in your home, catered by Hans LeJeune - won by Janice Smith of Elmsdale
  • Freezer Meat Certificate from Withrow's Rocky Knoll Meat Shop - won by Connie Baird of Caribou Island

<Dec 8 - Pajamarama 2012 - Elmsdale Sobey's 9:00am to 1:00pm - local grade 6 student Rebecca Feindel-Sherry held her 4th Annual fundraiser for local kids, collecting cash and warm pajama's for needy children. 

This year's proceeds go to C&S Food Bank, and Rebecca's goal is 250 pairs of PJs! 

Dec 11 - Sort Angel Tree gifts - Enfield Legion - time TBA

Dec 12 - Gift wrapping - Enfield Legion - 6:30pm   Help us get the Angel Tree presents ready for our Angel Tree Families; this is the funnest event of the Caring & Sharing year...

Dec 12 - Holiday Angels collection

Many hands made light work of a lighter-than-usual wrapping job this year; more generous people adopting more local families meant more people wrapping the presents for their adopted families themselves!>

Dec 13 - Grocery order delivery/setup - Enfield Legion time TBA

Dec 14 - Adopt-A-Family deliveries - Enfield Legion - 10:00am

Dec 14 - Adopt-A-Family pickup - Enfield Legion - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Dec 15 - Food packing - Enfield Legion - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Dec 15 - Food pickup - Enfield Legion - 10:00am onwards

< December 2012 - Elmsdale Sobey's Branch Manager Mark Gouthro with this year's donation of $3,000 for Caring & Sharing - that's a BIG CHEQUE and much appreciated!

 

Food Packing 2012 -

It all comes down the basics of life...

The most important time of the C&S year is preparing the 'Christmas Boxes' for the many individuals, families & seniors who need a little seasonal help at this hectic time of year.  This is when we most appreciate our volunteers, of all ages & walks of life, who give a few hours of their time to make sure their neighbours have a joyous Holiday.  The ground floor of the Enfield Legion is converted into a temporary grocery store, at the height of the busy Christmas season.  Click on the video to catch a glimpse of the hustle & bustle...

We know we do not live on bread alone, so C&S tops up food boxes with Health & Beauty products, small toys or kids PJs.
This year local youth volunteers were very much in evidence packing & carrying; we especially want to thank our Men's Senior Soccer Team and the East Hants Penquins for pitching in.  Packing goes faster...
with a partner... with a parent... with a Team!
Penquin with Packing List - Volunteer pauses to allow for 'checking it twice' as local hockey player helps out. Kings-Hants Liberal MP Scott Brison gets some notes on Food Bank from Treasurer Bernice Donaldson. Hants-East Liberal Candidate Margaret Miller joins the Hon Scott Brison in 'pitchin' in' to fill our Christmas boxes.

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

WE ARE NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.

 

 
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