Pelham Cares Inc.

Pelham, Ontario Canada

2016 Pelham Cares - Annual General Meeting

You are invited!

Tuesday March 28th 2:00 p.m.

Fonthill Legion - 141 Hwy 20 W

Meeting Room

Light Refreshments will be served

For information call Pelham Cares at 905-892-5300

or [email protected]

Thank you to the community from Pelham Cares!

As a new year begins, we take time to reflect back on the previous year...the generosity of the Pelham Community never ceases to amaze us! To all of our are a few words from our President...CLICK below....

26th Annual Pelham Community Food Drive - Thank you PELHAM!

The 26th Annual Pelham Community Food Drive - local Service Clubs, over 250 volunteers, hockey teams, businesses, media, The Town of Pelham, and of course those who donated the they say 'it takes a village'...on Saturday this village came together for another successful food drive.

Proceeds of the drive will assist Pelham Cares in providing food hampers to families in our community for many months to come! Thank you for your generosity and support in this season of giving...we could not do it without YOU!

Thank you to the local media for their great coverage!  Click below...

The Voice of Pelham

Erie Media

Niagara This Week

Welland Tribune


On Saturday October 1st, the Diamonds and Denim Barn Dance was held at Bissell's Hideaway.  A SOLD OUT fundraising event by Pelham Cares! 

150 attendees enjoyed food by Smokin' Buddha and Family of 3 Catering, and entertainment by Tom Bishop Jr., and Elton Lammie and his band.  A whiskey tasting, popcorn and candy bar, prize draws and a fantastic Western Penny Sale rounded out the evening!

This evening would not have been the success it was without our sponsors (below), donors, volunteers and staff.  The funds raised will support our three programs; Food Bank, Youth Services, and Transportation.

Thank you to all who supported, assisted and of course attended!  And stay tuned...for an announcement regarding 2017....will this be an annual event?!




 For more here


 Thank you to our sponsors!

Boggio Family of Pharmacies

Miller Restoration

Pleasantview Funeral Home and Cemetery

Upper Canada Sports


  Ever Bearing Ever Caring Garden Dedication

The Ever Bearing Ever Caring Garden, dedicated Friday July 15th, by members of the Rotary Club of Fonthill (Paul Allen and Mel Groom , left back & front), Youth Resource Centre (Mike Young, back centre), and Pelham Cares (Colleen McCarthy and Jane Gilmour, front centre & right).

The garden has become a reality as a result of contributions and efforts of the Rotary Club of Fonthill, Youth Resources Centre, Rice Road Greenhouses and RBC Dominion Securities Foundation. Thank you to all of those involved! Our client families will enjoy the healthy produce included in their food hampers this summer and fall!

And congratulations to Eleanor Stasiw for submitting the winning name for our new garden!



            Ontario Trillium Foundation 

Recognition Event

Friday May 27, 2016

Thank you for the grant which allowed us to conduct various renovations to our facility:

New fully accessible front door

Lighting upgrades

Painting of upper level

Construction of office space

Garage Door Landing

Food Storage Shelving

Staff Hours for Holiday Coverage




 Livia Martin  Volunteer representing Ontario Trillium Foundation, Tracy Holmwood President Board of Directors Pelham Cares, and Tim Hudak  MPP Niagara West - Glanbrook

Livia Martin  Volunteer representing Ontario Trillium Foundation, Tracy Holmwood President Board of Directors Pelham Cares 


 Livia Martin  Volunteer representing Ontario Trillium Foundation, Tracy Holmwood President Board of Directors Pelham Cares, and Tim Hudak  MPP Niagara West - Glanbrook, Mayor Dave Augustyn Pelham Ontario



    Pelham Cares 2015 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to all of our supporters who attended our recent

Annual General Meeting


Introducing our 2016 Board of Directors

President - Tracy Holmwood (front left)

Vice-President - Keith Moore (far right)

Treasurer - Sandra Warden (back left)

Secretary - Caroline Toffolo (back 2nd from left)

Directors at Large - Jane Gilmour,

Sue Kicul, Colleen McCarthy, Deb Rollo (Sept 2016)

Eleanor Stasiw,

Nancy Yungblut (absent)


Click to view additional information about our Board of Directors, and Annual General Meeting Pictures.


Click to view our Annual Report 2015.


Our Gratitude goes to the following Organizations and Foundations who have provided us with Grants in 2014, 2015  & 2016:

Farm Credit Canada - Agri-Spirit


Branscombe Family Foundation


Canadian Tire Financial Services Community  Support


Erwin Taylor Charitable Foundation


Mayor's Gala - Town of Pelham 


Meridian Credit Union - Good Neighbour Fund


Niagara Community Foundation


The Town of Pelham - Municipal Grant



Thank you to Stephen Parr of TVCogeco "The Source'" who recently visited Pelham Cares and produced this article...


 Want to learn more about our

Capital Fundraising Campaign

 for our new home? 

Click the picture above! 


Volunteer Drivers Needed...

Do you enjoy meeting new people, giving back to your community and driving? Why not consider becoming a volunteer driver for Pelham Cares?

Pelham Cares provides drives to medical appointments for residents of Pelham who do not drive, or...
have family or friends to assist. Volunteer drivers choose when and where they are able to drive.

For more information, give us a call at 905-892-5300! If you know of anyone else who may be interested...please share this message!



Pelham Cares Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer

- supported organization helping the residents of

Pelham to help each other in times of need.

 Services provided free of charge...

Transportation to medical appointments within  the Niagara Region and beyond

Food bank and emergency food assistance  

Sponsorship of youth sports, recreation and educational activities 

Referrals to other agencies when appropriate, and

Response to individuals and families in emergency situations


Over 30 Years of Serving the Community of Pelham!

Our Way of Saying Thanks

(click here)


We accept donations on- line. 

Follow the link below.

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 Contact Us.....

In Person:  191 Hwy 20 E.  Fonthill (Formerly The Wine Garden                  

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon  , Thursdays 8:30 - 5:00 (Holiday Season ONLY)  

 By Mail: P.O Box 1173 Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0                              

 By Phone: (905) 892-5300    

Email: [email protected]

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IT's BACK...Diamonds & Denim!!!

It was a sell-out event in 2016...we are pleased to announce that "Diamonds and Denim", Pelham Cares' barn dance fundraising event will be back again this year....SAVE THE DATE - Saturday September 9th, 2017, and plan on joining us for an evening of great food, entertainment and prizes! Elton Lammie and his band will be there keep the crowd dancing all night long!!!

2016 Charitable Tax Receipts

Tax receipts have been mailed and emailed .  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 905-892-5300. 

Upcoming Events:

Niagara College Group Dynamics students are holding a fundraiser and food drive, now through early April.  For more information and to donate:

Calling all Amateur a Ukulele Jam Session - Wednesday March 22nd 7:00 p.m. at Mokus Restaurant Fonthill. Join the Niagara-on-the Lake Ukesters for an evening of fun and music, and great food! Purchase a CD for $10, in support of Pelham Cares.

Save the date for Pelham Cares 2016 Annual General Meeting - Tuesday March 28th, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Fonthill Branch, 2:00 p.m.

A Tropical Escape Fashion Show...Wednesday June 7th 5:30 p.m. at Mokus Hawaiian Restaurant. Great fashions, food and shopping! Contact Tracy Holmwood for details and tickets...905-688-9224.

Recent Photos...see more in our Photo Gallery

Items Most Urgently Needed (Updated January 13, 2017)

Canned Fruit

Black tea / orange pekoe tea

Juice boxes

Please note that at this time we have an abundant supply of dried pasta and pasta sauce.  

We can accept donations of fresh or frozen produce, meat, poultry and fish.  These can be dropped off during regular office hours, or by appointment.

We do NOT accept donations of new or used clothing due to space constraints, we can can though refer to other agencies, by contacting our office at 905-892-5300.

After hours drop-offs can be left in the drop box located on our front deck, or by appointment.


" I Care" Campaign!

Business Owners and Residents

share their support for Pelham Cares 

Gayle Baltjes-Chataway

Star Tile

Mike Taylor

Youth Resources Niagara

Muriel O'Mulveny

Fonthill Retiree and Resident

Jane Gilmour

Past President, Pelham Cares Inc.

Frank Adamson

Owner, Kwik Fit Niagara

Tracy Holmwood

President, Pelham Cares Inc.

Rotary Club of Fonthill

30 Years Serving the Community of Pelham

This is OUR way of saying thanks!  Click Here


Dear Pelham Cares,

I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation for all of the food donations and financial assistance that Pelham Cares has provided to myself and my three children. As a single parent, employment income must stretch to provide necessities of living but with Pelham Cares generous assistance, I feel that our quality of life is improved through food availability and the children's organized activities. My youngest child has had the privilege of participating in swimming lessons due to the help from Pelham Cares. Many holidays have been more relaxed and happy knowing that I have had a family meal that is healthy and makes our time together full of fond memories. At back to school time, which previously had been a financially stressful time, Pelham Cares has provided my children with backpacks including supplies needed to be successful students. I have always informed my children of the contributions of Pelham Cares in their activities and we all, as a family, feel extremely thankful that this wonderful organization exists to provide much needed assistance to the Pelham community.

Single mother of 3


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