thank you

Thank you for your commitment and partnership.  We are so grateful for the many ways you support us — with finances, food, socks and shoes, your skills, your care and prayers. It all has and continues to make a difference.

financial support

ARK depends on donations from many generous individuals, churches and various community groups in our area – we receive no government funding.  We invite you to be part of our community by committing to support ARK’s core funding needs in the following ways:

By giving monthly or with a one-time donation:
Donations of $20 or more will be receipted annually.
You can do so by mailing a cheque (payable to Ark) or online: DONATE NOW

By joining us for the Coldest Night of the Year, our yearly fundraiser. It is a 5 kilometre walk on February 20th, 2021 to raise money for Ark as we seek to support those who experience life on the margins.

If you have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

items to donate

So much has shifted in our new pandemic realities; one of the trends we are seeing is the need for increased food deliveries as many of our community members are experiencing fewer options. Below are items we need and distribute on a regular basis:

  • Food: peanut butter, coffee, sugar, butter, pasta noodles, rice, pasta sauce, cans of soup and beans, tomatoes, ketchup, coffee, salad dressing, mayonnaise, granola bars, cereal, produce

Other necessities:

  • Personal care: razors, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, tampons/pads, vitamins (B’s, C, multi), diapers (all sizes), pull-ups
  • Adult clothing: new boxers/underwear, socks (both wool and cotton), dark coloured t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, pants, rain gear, coats, toques, long-johns, undershirts
  • Children’s clothing: please contact us
  • Outdoor gear: blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, backpacks, good quality footwear (i.e. running shoes, combat boots, hiking boots)
  • Other necessities: bus tickets, gift cards (i.e. Tim Horton’s, Subway, Sobeys, Walmart, Superstore), batteries
  • Furniture: please contact us
  • Kitchenware: please contact us

Please call us if you have something that isn’t on this list — we can probably find someone who can use it!

Wondering where to bring a donation? It’s best to give us a call.

christmas 2020 donations

ARK is currently accepting the following donations to be used as Christmas Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season:

  • Subway/Tim Horton’s gift cards: $10+
  • Sobeys/Superstore/Walmart gift cards: $25+
  • Hats, mittens and socks
  • Long johns for men and women
  • Black/grey hoodies (M/L)
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Powerbank (portable cell phone charger)
  • Children’s items: toys & books, hats & mittens

To find out where to bring your donations, please email or call us.

A big thank you to those of you who contributed this year! Christmas blessings and Happy New Year!