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We are open!

We are open!

Posted Mar 31st, 2020 in Announcements

We are open and here for people in Welland during this time of uncertainty and need

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Furniture warehouse closed due to COVID 19

Furniture warehouse closed due to COVID 19

Posted Mar 24th, 2020 in Announcements

Because furniture stores are one of the businesses deemed non-essential by the Ontario government, our Open Arms Mission Warehouse is closed for all furniture sales until further notice, effective immediately.

Normally, our furniture warehouse is a "furniture bank" for people in need (we've provided furniture to formerly homeless people who have found permanent housing, women leaving abusive relationships and having to start over with nothing, new immigrants who arrive with no beds for their children) and it is a source of income as we sell excess furniture and use the money to fund our programs and services.

Now that we have lost that source of income (thousands of dollars a month) until we are able to reopen the furniture warehouse, the financial need is even greater. If you are able to donate, please do! 

Donate today by clicking HERE

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Welland COVID 19 Emergency Response #FeedWelland

Welland COVID 19 Emergency Response #FeedWelland

Posted Mar 20th, 2020 in Announcements

Our demand is growing. As the numbers of people coming to us increase, we will have greater costs and needs. If you are able, will you donate today and help us reach our goal of $10,000 to help #FeedWelland? Let's come together now, when our community needs us.

Donate today HERE

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COVID 19 Update

COVID 19 Update

Posted Mar 13th, 2020 in Announcements

We are open and have food! But, please read about changes to our services due to COVID 19.

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Coldest Night of the Year warms hearts

Coldest Night of the Year warms hearts

Posted Mar 2nd, 2020 in Announcements

A fantastic evening raising money to help hungry, homeless and hurting people in our community.

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BCM Community Grant

BCM Community Grant

Posted Feb 20th, 2020 in Announcements

We are pleased to announce BCM's (Bertie and Clinton Mutual) donation toward our new low barrier grocery store. We will be able to purchase new freezers and coolers, supported by a grant from the BCM (Bertie and Clinton Mutual) Community Grants program.

Thank you BCM for supporting our community!

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Join us for the Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Join us for the Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Posted Feb 10th, 2020 in Announcements

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. Walk with us on February 22, 2020!

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Thank you to City of Welland for your support!

Thank you to City of Welland for your support!

Posted Jan 29th, 2020 in Announcements

Last night, the City of Welland council approved our grant request of $31,050. We appreciate their support and desire to partner with us in feeding hungry people in our city.

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We are making major changes!

We are making major changes!

Posted Jan 22nd, 2020 in Announcements

After 32 years, we are making major changes to how Open Arms Mission operates. We are transforming from a traditional food bank and drop in centre to a low barrier, pay what you can grocery store and cafe. Read our explanation and FAQs here.

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Would you give a gift to someone in need this Christmas?

Would you give a gift to someone in need this Christmas?

Posted Dec 24th, 2019 in Announcements

Donate today at https://www.openarmsmissionwelland.com/donate

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