Welcome to Josh Walsh, our new Mission Centre Supervisor. Read more about why he says this ministry is "near to my heart."
We are grateful to Community Food Centres Canada and all of the donors to the Good Food Access Fund for their generous support. Because of you, we are able to make sure that hundreds of children, seniors and adults in Welland do not go hungry through this crisis. Their donation of $10,000 for emergency food and PPE for our staff and volunteers will continue to feed our community while we continue to feel the effects of the crisis and is keeping our staff, clients and volunteers safe.
Want to be part of serving our community through Open Arms Mission? We are hiring for a key full time position, Mission Centre Supervisor.
If you are not looking for full time employment, we also still need more volunteer drivers, once a week in the mornings.
For more information, please go to our "JOIN US" page.
Furniture warehouse is open for sales by appointment. Please check out some of our selection on Kijiji, Facebook marketplace and LetGo. If you are looking for a particular item or to book an appointment, please call us at 905-732-8260.
We have a large variety of items at very reasonable prices including a new "make an offer" section.
Store and donation drop off hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. Our staff are unable to help unload dropped off donations at this time. For donation pick ups, please call 905-732-8260. We appreciate your donations.
We need drivers! We have grocery stores, food producers, farmers and others willing to donate food, we just need to go pick it up. Do you have one morning a week to spare to make sure that no one goes hungry and good quality food doesn't end up in the landfill?
If you are free to volunteer on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings from 8:30am to noon, please email Stacy, our Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You don't need a special license, but you do need a valid G drivers licence and clean driver's abstract for insurance purposes. You also need to be able to lift 25 lbs to load the truck. You do not need your own truck, you will be driving ours. Ideally, we are looking for people who can volunteer weekly.
Announcement! We are happy to announce that our furniture warehouse will be open for sales on June 2!
In preparation for that, we will be accepting donations of furniture and appliances at our warehouse at 933 Forks Road West. We will also be resuming furniture donation pick up if you are unable to drop it off. Drop offs and calls to schedule a pick up can be made from Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. To schedule a pick up, please call 905-732-8260. We will not be open for sales until June 2, but we will be taking phone calls this week.
Thank you in advance for your donations! They will go towards helping many people in our community. We will have safety protocols in place for shopping, dropping off and picking up donations and will let you know the details in a future post.