Camp Dakota gave hundreds of children, from seven Oakville low income housing communities, a fun camp experience! Dozens of teens, aged 12 to 15, had a meaningful summer through the Leaders In Training (LIT) program which included an “overnight camp experience” with Dr. Alf Davis explaining how to intentionally build their own “Life Story”.
Chris Weir, our newly appointed Youth Director, remains connected to the youth throughout the year through youth events and relationship building.
A hearty thank you to the many who came to the RibFest and/or sponsored a camper. Without you and the financial, or Gift-in-Kind, support from The Oakville Legion 114, The Kiwanis Club of Oakville, The Meeting House, Summer Jobs/Service Canada, Charis Foundation, Dewdney Foundation, Roadforce, Pipes and Taps Pub, Halton Community Housing Corporation, Clearview Partners, Fritzall, Sodexo, Food for Life, Prince Charles Place and the Region of Halton, we couldn’t have done it.
Once again, summer was a very busy time with a count of more than 60 Community BBQ’s. We are very grateful to the hundreds of volunteers from 16 churches who served more than 25,000 burgers/hotdogs over 10 weeks to some 1200 families at 20 sites in Oakville, Brantford and Toronto. Thank you to the Rolling Horse Bike Clinic who repaired bikes at the Oakville BBQ’s where there are often 30 plus children lined up. Means the world to the children of mostly single mom families.
“Pop-up” Food Distributions/drop-in (Food for Life), “Father’s House Drop-In”, LIT Youth Connections, Pastoral care
“Dinner’s with Heart”, Camp Dakota Youth Events (Lunch, craft, games, dance!), The Edge, Youth Defined – Bringing together Oakville Youth Groups
Bike Clinics, Backpack/school supplies, Winter Coat Collection and Distribution, Family Christmas sponsorships, Toy Distribution with Oakville Fire Department,
Turkey distribution, RibFest Fundraiser
Please prayerfully consider,
Monthly program expenses, insurance, vehicle and administration costs grow as we grow. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help us serve and bring hope to these deserving families. It is making a difference! There is a newfound sense of community in our neighbourhoods, because you care!