Front Line Outreach Christmas Update - Click to watch the video
Front Line Outreach is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Oakville Community Foundation
With Stage 3 opening, we have resumed some of the programs under new guidelines. Camp Dakota is operating in a limited way to serve the youth and children in our communities. The door to door food drops have been modified and changed to two central pick up locations close to the residents. As the fall season opens, we will resume programs as permitted by the local bylaws and Ministry of Health. Masks and Social Distancing are the new norms.
How can you help?
With our fundraiser cancelled this year, and we depend entirely on donations, our survival will depend on the generosity of others and God’s provision.
To serve, and help others serve, the disadvantaged
with dignity, humility and compassion.
Values: We value everyone and commit to serving them with dignity and equality. We determine our values according to the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the author of Life and Love, who calls us to serve unconditionally, generously, and compassionately.
"It’s all about relationships"
The Practical Solution:
Many times the question is asked, ‘We’d like to help, but don’t know where, how, when or what to do’. Front Line Outreach can help you bridge these gaps by connecting you to a large network of resources and identifying opportunities that will help you serve the poor and develop long lasting sustainable relationships.
We have made it possible for groups to participate by adding a “where to” and “how to” with the Joining Hands website. Visit the website to read the details. joininghands.ca
The Vision and Hope:
Our vision is that every person who lives in poverty will be shown the love and mercy of God by the local church and all benefactors who provide housing, food, programs and opportunities that are gateways out of poverty. Our hope is that residents of every low income, subsidized housing community will be adopted by a caring and generous church, that results in breaking the cycle of poverty that affects the lives of so many children.
Choices are determined in the heart & mind more than through circumstances. Choices are determined by opportunities. Opportunities are determined by relationships within community .
We conduct several different community events all with a different focus but ultimately the same purpose — to serve others. As you read on and view the photo galleries, you will find out more about some the following areas of service:
Photos - Camp Dakota
Click here to visit the Camp Dakota website for more information. Camp Dakota captivates kids from a very young age with stories, sports, games, crafts and music, all for the purpose of helping them understand they have great value as a person which is the foundation to having great self esteem.
Kids learn many life lessons based on the stories and parables of Jesus and other significant world leaders who walked the talk. Values such as watching out for the underdog, not being judgmental, good decision making, media awareness and cyber bullying, mercy and forgiveness, and peacemaking.
Day Camp runs for 6 weeks during July and August for children ages 5 to 12.
Campers are children who reside in government funded low income housing communities, and can be fully sponsored and funded through donations and bursaries from Jumpstart. No child is turned away.
Activities include sports such as basketball, field hockey, wide games such as capture the flag & prisoners base, track and field, soccer, Frisbee, hip hop dance as well as crafts and story time.
Youth Leadership in Training runs for 7 weeks for youth ages 13 to 16. Youth are trained to become leaders through instruction, mentoring and hands experience. Many have been campers in the Camp Dakota Day Camp Program and are now prepared to become leaders.
There is a strong emphasis on building healthy self esteem through good sportsmanship, social and environmental justice and issues relating to bullying and diversity in all of its forms.
To sponsor a camper for $250 or Leader in Training for $350 CLICK HERE.
There is an ongoing monthly program where the camp activities continue for the campers who registered during the summer.
We hope to raise $80,000 for the Camp Dakota this summer.
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Photos of Community Activities
If you want to make a positive impact on a child's life then this is a great opportunity to get involved.
Poverty drives people into isolation. Providing BBQ's and dinners bring people out from behind closed doors. When they get to know each other, there is a better chance they will move from loneliness to engagement. This is just another way to build relationships in the community. Fresh food and canned goods are distributed weekly at a Drop-in located in the Sixth Line Pub.
Winter Outerwear Distributions
Christmas Toy Distribution
Annual Signature Event in May.
Read more about this in the next section.
Ron Shantz: email@example.com
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