OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD :: Thanksgiving to mid-November

 
Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes packed by Canadians. It is one way to remind children suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine, disease, and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten.
 
Boys and girls receive shoe box gifts and this connection provides other opportunities for follow-up discipleship programs, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others.
 
Consider putting together a box for a little girl or boy this Christmas!
 
 
OPTION #1: BUILD YOUR OWN SHOE BOX

As in previous years, you can enjoy the fun of choosing the specific gifts that you want your little girl or boy to receive. If that is your preference, things need to be a little bit different this year!

Please pick up your Shoe box at our “Curbside” Distribution:

  • Sat Oct 31st     :: 10am – 1pm
  • Sun Nov 1st     :: 3pm – 5pm
 

Likewise, the Collection will go a little differently too.

There are three Drop-off Days:

  • Thu Nov 19th   :: 10am-4pm & 6pm-8pm
  • Fri Nov 20th    :: 10am-4pm & 6pm-8pm
  • Sat Nov 21st    :: 10am-2pm
OPTION #2: “PACK A BOX” ONLINE

A second option is to make an online donation so that Samaritan’s Purse can create a Shoe box for a particular boy or girl.  Please watch this short video for more information.

 
Information on our Partner Organization ~ SAMARITAN’S PURSE

GIFT MOUNTAIN :: mid-November to mid-December

This event is in support of THE OPEN DOOR. This year’s distribution of gifts will look a lot different than previous years, but the basic needs remain the same.
 

The Open Door often finds it difficult to obtain appropriate or needed gifts for teens and adults. Gift cards help fill the gap(s) and allows each individual to purchase the exact item(s) they need or desire. Your gift enables people with the rare luxury of choosing between treating themselves or providing for their basic necessities.

Please consider donating a Gift Card to GIFT MOUNTAIN.
 

GIFT CARD suggestions: Clothing, Coffee Shops/Cafes, Department Stores, Entertainment, Fast food, Grocery Stores, Restaurants and Specialty Stores.

More details to follow.

Information on our Partner Organization ~ THE OPEN DOOR

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN :: Mother’s Day to Father’s Day

 
Fill a Bottle, Make a Difference!

This yearly campaign makes a difference in the lives of our families in so many ways. We are deeply grateful for the giving of your time and treasure for others by filling a bottle and making a difference!

You can identify your bottle by completing the tag and tucking it inside when you hand it in. Or you may register your bottle online, and we will match up the number on the bottle to your information, and make sure you receive your tax receipt for 2019!

Not interested in filling a bottle but wish to strengthen families and make a difference? Thank you so much!! Click here to donate through Canada Helps – it’s quick, you can use your credit card, and will get a tax receipt right away!

 
Information on our Partner Organization ~ JFJ Hope Centre

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE :: mid of November to early January

 
For many years City Centre has participated in a Winter Clothing Drive in support of The Open Door. This clothing drive includes coats, hats, scarves and gloves. If you, or your children, have outgrown your current winter clothing, please consider donating these items to our Winter Clothing Drive.
 
Help us keep those in need in Mississauga warmly clothed this winter! Thank you for your generosity.
 
 
Information on our Partner Organization ~ THE OPEN DOOR

DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE :: October 4th from 3-5pm @ City Centre

 
We love helping our own community. Our annual Fall Food Drive is in support of THE OPEN DOOR.
 
THE OPEN DOOR indicated that they DO NOT need bags of pasta. They are currently at the limit of what they can handle.
 
This is a Drive-Thru Food Drive, just like we had in the spring. We are asking drivers to drive around the building like in the Spring but, the drop off point will be on the lower level.  We will open up the gym doors on the lower level to off-load the food items.
 
We will deliver to THE OPEN DOOR on Tue Oct 6th.  If you are able to help load up the truck(s), please email Pastor Drew.
Thank you for all your support!
 
Information on our usual Fall Food Drive Partner Organization ~ THE OPEN DOOR

DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE :: JUNE 7th, 2020 Thank You

 

Information on our Partner Organization ~ EDEN FOOD FOR CHANGE