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Here's just a handful of inspirational stories that will show you how your donation is helping to change lives for the better in Chatham-Kent.

Helping the Hungry, Homeless, and Hurting

The Coldest Night of the Year event is returning to Chatham-Kent for a fifth year, though it’s no surprise that 2021 will be much different. Taking place virtually, participants can now walk any time this month, rather than on one day as in previous years. According to their website, “The Coldest Night of the Year...

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Rebuilding Wheels Application Now Open

We've all been in a situation where we need to get somewhere but don't have a ride. This is the reality for many people living in Chatham-Kent - relying on public transit, rides from friends and family members, and using taxis or ride sharing apps. Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives (RWRL) is a program that provides...

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Chatham Hope Haven & St. Andrew’s Residence

Nearly one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, non-profit groups and charities continue to face challenges every day. On our latest podcast (linked below), we spoke with Loree Bailey who is the General Manager of Chatham Hope Haven and Lynn McGeachy Schultz who is the Board Chair at St. Andrew’s Residence. As winter settles in and...

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Helping Problematic Substance Use in a time of COVID

In June 2020, Ontario’s Chief Coroner announced a 25% increase in suspected drug-related deaths between March to May 2020 compared to 2019*. This statistic may sound alarming, but local frontline social service providers saw this as a possible problem in Chatham-Kent and alerted the Mental Health and Problematic Substance Use Social Planning & Action Table...

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Volunteers Needed at R.O.C.K. Missions

Twice a week, dozens of volunteers reach out to people experiencing homelessness in Chatham-Kent. They bring them meals, supplies, and make connections to help ensure they are receiving and accessing the services they need. R.O.C.K. Missions was established in August 2019 and has quickly grown into an organization that does outreach every Tuesday and Saturday....

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