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“The next time you put on a dinner, don’t just invite your friends and family and  neighbors, the kind of people who will return the favor. Invite some people who never get invited out, the misfits from the wrong side of the tracks. You’ll be—and experience—a blessing. They won’t be able to return the favor, but the favor will be returned—oh, how it will be returned!”  ~ Luke 14:12-14

A small group decided that these words affected who they invited to Christmas dinner.  Hosting a meal for members of the homeless community was the beginning of feasting and meeting together at the Sunday Supper.  In January 2019, after 30+ years of hosting meals in St. Andrew’s Church building, Sunday Supper became their official ministry.  Contact Sunday Suppers at sundaysuppers85@gmail.com.

The Drop-in evolved out of a desire to create a safe place, a sanctuary for youth who were sleeping on our streets.  We welcomed youth from across Canada for 25 years; this space became home to hundreds.  Like any home, the centre offered daily meals, showers, laundry facilities, and access to other basics like clothing and socks to the youth who came through our door.

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Christmas Gifts

ARK is currently accepting the following donations to be used as Christmas Gifts for the 2019 Holiday Season:

  • Subway/Tim Horton’s gift cards: $5-10
  • 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.