Looking for an easy way to donate to the Port Alberni Shelter Society? Well now you can donate every time you recycle at The Bottle Depot at 3680 4th Ave. Be sure to say when dropping off bottles, before hand/count begins, that the amount goes to Port Alberni Shelter Society. Otherwise they have to re-total and often don't have the time.
You may also see around town our candy baskets full or delicious Coombs Country Candies. Or our community members selling tickets for our raffle fund raiser for only $2.00 a ticket. Ticket Sales run to Sept 1, 2014 midnight.The draw is Sept 3rd at Port Alberni Harbour Quay 11am.
1st Prize: a Helicopter Tour for 4,
2nd Prize: one night stay at TighNaMara in Parksville for 2
3rd Prize: a $100 basket of Coombs Country Candy.
For tickets Contact: Cindy Sjoholm 250-731-7623 also available at Valley Wines and Water on 3rd, or from the Port Alberni Shelter Society.
We also accept donations for gently used clothing and household items as well as consumables (see complete list below). You are welcome to visit our office at 3978-8th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC to see what we do or to drop off any kind of donation. For larger items please give us a call at 250-723-6511 and we may be able to arrange pick-up.
Donations needed include:
Clothing (all sizes and used are welcome)
Men's Shoes/boots - sizes 10-13 or larger
Men’s & Women’s underwear (new)
Men’s & Women’s T-shirts (M, L, XL)
Men’s & Women’s Hoodies (M, L, XL)
Other Clothing (all sizes and used are welcome)
Construction boots (steel toe size 10 and up)
Men’s & Women’s running shoes
Rain jackets/ponchos/rain pants
Meats such as chicken breasts or legs, burgers, bacon
Canned meat or fish
Pasta (especially macaroni)
Veggies (canned‚ mushrooms, carrots, peas, potato)
Other Non-perishable food items such as:
Beans in sauce, pork & beans
Beans, tinned or dried
Canned meals (i.e. Chef Boyardee/stew/ravioli)
Men’s & Women’s – Shave cream & razors
Men’s & Women’s – Deodorant
Lip balm, blistex
Toothbrushes & paste
Feminine Hygiene products – Pads, Tampons w/ applicators
Bath size towels
Clean pillows, blankets & comforters
Other household items:
Pots, pans (not bake ware)
July 25th, 2014 QUALICUM BEACH – Today, anticipation builds at the groundbreaking ceremony for Qualicum Park Village, previously the site of Kiwanis Village.
As redevelopment kicks off, the bright new affordable housing complex will provide more options for seniors and families with low-to-moderate incomes in Qualicum Beach.
The new development replaces the existing 20-unit building, located at 250 First Ave. West, with 24 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments. Surrounded by nature, the project aims to maintain its park-like setting to provide a healthy, outdoor environment for seniors and families at the site.
The Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society will manage and operate the building. Construction is expected to be complete by spring 2015.
Funding for this project provided by the following:
Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum —
“By supporting this renewal of Kiwanis Village, we’re increasing the number of affordable housing options in Qualicum. The Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society deserves thanks for their dedication to supporting the housing needs of seniors and families in our community.”
Mayor Teunis Westbroek, Town of Qualicum Beach –
“Ensuring there is affordable housing in our community has been an important goal for the Town of Qualicum Beach. The Kiwanis Village housing redevelopment project is a true partnership initiative, and the Town extends its thanks to the Government of British Columbia, the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Qualicum Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society for joining us in achieving this goal.”
Joe Stanhope, chair, Regional District of Nanaimo –
“The Regional District of Nanaimo is a proud partner in the redevelopment of Kiwanis Village. The availability of affordable housing for seniors and families most in need is an integral component of any healthy community. This project ensures seniors and families will have access to quality, affordable housing for years to come.”
Pat Weber, president, Qualicum-Parksville Kiwanis Housing Society –
“For 40 years our society has managed and operated Kiwanis Village, providing our seniors with safe, affordable housing. As Kiwanis Village approached the end of its building life cycle, our society’s vision to continue to serve this community meant expanding the amount of affordable housing options for not just seniors but families in need. I’d like to thank all our community and government partners for bringing this much-needed redevelopment project to fruition.”
To learn more about provincial housing programs and services, visit: www.bchousing.org
Come out for our Fundraiser Car Wash! The Port Alberni Shelter Society is holding a Fundraising Car Wash to support our programs for the homeless and at risk of homelessness in our community!
On Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00pm
At the Port Alberni 7-11 on the corner of Redford & 10th Ave
Car Wash Price is by Donation (cash only please)
We use professional products to ensure your vehicle’s protection
Be a part of providing support for a better community!
Your donation supports programs to help the homeless and low-income improve their quality of life.
The Port Alberni Shelter Society has been providing housing programs for the less fortunate in our community for over 40 years. We envision an Alberni Valley where everyone has a safe home and a fulfilling life in the community.
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