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Thank you Community Living Haldimand

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Community Living Haldimand, located in Cayuga provides individualized support to those with mental health issues and teaches them life skills, budgeting and social skills. Through support and advocacy, they are responsible for assuring that individuals with intellectual disabilities are treated with dignity and respect.

They have also extended their altruism by offering support to families in the community. Heather Putt from Community Living contacted the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk seeking a family in need to sponsor at Christmas.

Once a family and their needs were identified, the response from Community Living and its staff was nothing short of spectacular and heart warming.

Ms. Putt reported that she was overwhelmed with the response of staff, “It has been remarkable. We have collected about three pick up truck loads worth of clothes, toys, food, beds and bedding.”

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk wishes to express our thanks to Community Living for the remarkable work they do and the generosity they have displayed.


The little bank with a big heart

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With money raised through staff dress down days, First Ontario Credit Union in Simcoe recently donated toys, gift cards for food and clothing to The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk.

The donations are the result of a CAS family sponsorship program that staff at First Ontario has been supporting for “five years now,” advised Brenda Bruley from the Credit Union.

The Simcoe branch of the First Ontario Credit Union has also been supporting the caring Cupboard through a local food drive which runs into the beginning of January 2010. While gifts such as toys are wonderful for children at Christmas, many parents struggle to feed their children and themselves. Please visit the branch, located at 107 Queensway East in Simcoe to donate food to families in need.

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk wish to express our gratitude to First Ontario Credit Union for their ongoing support of children and families in our communities.


Mayor’s Christmas Dinner Returns to Dunnville

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The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk is proud to announce the Mayor’s Christmas Dinner. This event is an important one for Haldimand Mayor, Marie Trainer and we encourage everyone to take the opportunity to drop in for a visit or volunteer to help.

Help show the commitment of our communities to help others and particularly to those in need. See the details below:

Mayor’s Christmas Dinner Returns to Dunnville!

At St. Michael’s Parish Hall, 204 Alder Street West, Dunnville.

11:30 am Friday December 25th, 2009

Friends, Fun and Memories
Great Food, Music and Santa
Limited Seating & Transportation

Register by Tuesday, December 15th as a Guest or Volunteer with Pat at 905-701-4831.
Interested sponsors please call Arla at 905 318 5932, Ext 202.


Help at Christmas availble through community services

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The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk’s community partners are offering assistance to those in our communities facing hardship this Christmas. If you are in need of assistance, please see the list of some community supports that are available below:

1. Every winter, the St. Vincent de Paul Society operates a soup kitchen upstairs at the Knights of Columbus hall.  The address is 43 Kent Street South in Simcoe. A full hot meal is offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

2. Christmas dinner is being offered by Evergreen Heights Church at Hambleton Hall, located at 204 John Street in Simcoe on Christmas day from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for those needing a place to go that day.  The event is free and wheelchair accessible.  For more information contact the Evergreen Heights Church at 519-428-0960.

3. The Norfolk Christmas Exchange, through their volunteer team will be taking community applications for Christmas food and toys assistance at the Town Centre Mall, located at 150 West Street in Simcoe.

Application times are:

Monday to Friday, daily from December 7th to December 18th at the times of 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. 

Applicants are asked to bring ID for each household member and proof of income(s) and expenses.  If you require this service but are unable to attend to make an application in person due to special circumstances you may call 519-426-7890 to make alternate arrangements.


Caledonia Brothers Demonstrate the Gift of Giving

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“We felt that older teens were often neglected at Christmas”

With the help of their parents, Jake (11) and Andrew (5) Poirier wanted to make a difference in their community. The two brothers presented The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk with a package of gift cards to be given to teens in care of the Society during the Child and Youth Christmas Party on November 29, 2009.

The brothers were able to purchase gift cards with savings from their allowances and support from their parents.

“We felt that older teens were often neglected at Christmas but are the ones that need the most help. It was a decision made by the entire family,” the children’s mother reported.

The Poirier family, who reside in Caledonia, have a history of helping others in the community through their support of local food drives and the Living Rock outreach programs.

The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk wish to extend our gratitude and thanks to the Poirier family for helping children and youth at Christmas. If you wish to help children and youth in care of the Society, please call 1-888-227-5437 or (519) 587-5437, locally.


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