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Coming in 2017!

Two exciting new programs:

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Money Management Course

Nutrition Workshops


Bridging the Gap

This program is available to low-income/marginalized residents of Aurora and provides the following:
 

        • Friendship, hope and a caring, listening ear
      • A place where all are treated with dignity
      • Grocery gift cards
      • York Region transit tickets
      • Basic toiletries
      • Referrals to other community agencies and services

Visitors may access this program one time per month
To receive support from this program, visitors are asked each visit to provide valid proof that they reside in Aurora and to complete an Eligibility Application one time per year


Offered Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm AND
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm





Feeding our Community


The Welcome Table is far more than a soup kitchen....it is a community place where anyone can share a meal and meet their neighbours. The Welcome Table is all about community and how we can make ours a better, stronger and happier one.  It is a place where people can go, not only for a warm nutritious meal, but also for support and friendship.



Dinner provided every Wednesday, throughout the year  5:30pm to 7:00pm
Binion's Hall, Trinity Anglican Church
79 Victoria Street, Aurora

"Without a sense of caring, there can be not a sense of community." George Bernard Shaw 



Community Luncheon program

A drop-in lunch program that offers hot soup, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert to anyone who is seeking a safe and welcoming place to feed their body and spirit

Offered every Thursday, from 11:30am to 1:00pm

3rd week of September to first week of June
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
32 Mosley St., Aurora

Donations gratefully accepted - to sustain the program

Giving Garden is a partnership project between Welcoming Arms and the ABLE Network 

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Harvest from the garden is distributed to:
  • The Welcome Table and Martha's Table Community Meal programs
  • Bridging the Gap program visitors
  • The ABLE Network - for cooking classes
Planning for the garden starts in April and the beds are prepared for planting in May.


Opportunities to work in the garden are always available and include the following activities: 
  • Bed preparation
  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Clean up and winterizing
Please contact the Welcoming Arms office for more information about the program or to volunteer.





FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION FOR WELCOMING ARMS VISITORS!

 

We will be offering income tax return preparation during the months of March and April

 

Please contact the Welcoming Arms office for more information about the program.