“You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail.” Buffy Sainte-Marie. Sometimes when times are hard, finding joy can seem impossible. You can help. A $25 donation can make someone smile with a movie gift card or similar outing.
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“May your coffee be stronger than the challenges you face.” A hot cup of coffee or tea may be just the thing someone needs to better face the challenges, warm body and spirit, and connect with others. That’s why we have free coffee and tea available to everyone at our six facilities and in our drop in Housing Hub. Your $10 donation helps pay for the coffee, tea, and fixins’ – sugar, milk, cream.
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Moving into a new home, it’s the “little things” that add up. Your $25 donation helps purchase those small items every household needs – it might be a dish rack, boot tray, laundry hampers, alarm clocks and clock radios, a garbage can, toilet paper, or a shower curtain. These sort of budget-busting small things have a huge impact.
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1 in 6 households in Nova Scotia is food insecure, pushing more people in our community into hard decisions about paying rent or putting food on the table. Your $50 gift helps relieve that stress and fill empty fridges for our neighbours supported through the Trustee and Housing Hub programs.
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An always needed item that means so much to a person’s well-being and dignity. A $10 gift helps provide personal care items including soap, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, styling products, deodorant, razors & cream, hair clippers, and feminine pads & tampons.
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Public transportation is there to serve everyone in our community. Cost shouldn’t be a barrier. Each bus ticket you purchase helps the people we serve get where they need to go. *funds from bus ticket purchases may also be used for emergency taxi costs, when needed
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Can’t make a full meal for multiple people through our volunteer program? No problem! You can contribute funds to help ensure every one of our guests, residents, and tenants get nutritious meals 365 days a year. Our meal budget is over $100k annually, which sounds like a lot but it only adds up to about 86 cents per person per meal for the more than 116,070 meals we serve each year -- and, as you know, food prices just keep going up! Every contribution counts. Your $25 gift helps maintain food security for those we serve.
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Stability and security are crucial when rebuilding your life from a crisis situation. Power on = regular meals, warmth, and connection to services. Shelter Nova Scotia is actively raising money for our Generator Fund to ensure emergency stable power supplies at all our facilities during outages. Top priorities requiring funding: 1. Herring Cove Apartments 2. Sir Sandford Fleming House Fleming House Champions: Special thanks to Time + Space Media who are championing The Generator Fund in support of Fleming House, encouraging all their clients and contacts to contribute. Thank you Time + Space Media! https://timespacemedia.com/ Great news! The Nehiley House generator has been fully funded thanks to the generous support of 100+ Women Who Care Halifax. http://100womenhfx.com/ Thank you for your support.
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Your $40 donation helps provide a fully outfitted bed – pillow, sheets, and comforter for a person transitioning to a stable, permanent place to call home. Whether someone needs a blanket, a mattress cover, or a full kit, you can help provide a clean, comfortable place to sleep or daily use linens like towels and facecloths.
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What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt! But really, the stress and pressure of rebuilding your life is no joke. Weight can fluctuate. Having a good belt means increased dignity and prolonging the usability of the clothes you have when that might be all you have. Apparel
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The easiest way to save space in a small room is to use a wall mount for the television. We would like to outfit each unit for the Rebuilding tenants with one to improve livability. Fleming house also needs an entertainment centre for their communal television and equipment. Your $75 buys one wall mount system or contributes towards the cost of a cabinet. Update: What's that? We reduced the number we needed? YES! Thanks to a generous donation to cover the purchase of 12 units!
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Sir Sandford Fleming House needs a stand-up freezer. Freezer space allows us to maximize our food budgets! This is a great office project or business donation to fully fund the purchase for $1200; or you can contribute a share to the project. Select the number of portions you would like to give.
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It’s cold outside now… but the nice weather will come again. The men at Sir Sandford Fleming House need a picnic table and chairs for outdoor dining and community building (that is, enjoying a nice summer’s day) Your donation can fund part of the purchase or, as a group, family, or business, you can donate the full cost by selecting multiple or all 5 portions of the fund.
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It's always best to "give the gift of choice" because, at the end of the day, the person with the most knowledge of what you really need, is you. The people we serve are no different. We will use this money to purchase grocery, various store, and Visa gift cards for 300+ people this holiday season. Gift cards allow people to purchase exactly what they need most and to do so with independence and dignity.
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What are the kitchen essentials you couldn’t do without? A slow cooker, a microwave, quality knives, an electric can opener? We need them all. The wish list of “missing” appliances and cooking utensils is long in our facilities where shared cooking and eating together builds community. We also need four full dish sets for immediate use and funds to stock kitchens with dishes, cutlery, and pots & pans for people moving into housing or struggling to maintain their homes.
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What if everything you owned was in a bag or two? And you had to move it from place to place frequently until you could settle in a permanent home? A sturdy, water – resistant, easy to carry bag would protect your belongings and make that transition just a little easier. Funds will also be used for other assorted bags, wallets, and suitcases.
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Education, basic services, employment, connecting with family, getting general information – it’s all done on a computer. Fleming House needs a communal laptop All residents would be able to access this computer throughout the day. This wish has been broken out into 4 - allowing for up to 4 people to contribute to the full cost of this item.
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Help a family in our community provide a memorable holiday for their children. Family hampers will be customized to the individuals supported by our Housing Hub and may include, depending on the family’s needs & size: children’s gifts and toys, treats, decorations or giftwrapping supplies, pajamas, food supplies, gift cards to purchase needed groceries and other items, or personal care items.
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What are the holidays to you without chicken bones, peppermints, chocolates, and sweets? Sometimes we get so focussed on the basic needs, we forget that simple pleasures and just knowing someone else cares are also so very necessary for every one of us. Show people in our community your love with the gift of a sweet treats.
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