Pelham Cares Inc.

Pelham, Ontario Canada



A town where residents achieve optimal

wellbeing, independence and community



To help the residents of Pelham help each other.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

And 35 Years of Service

Thank YOU to our Dedicated Volunteers!

The week of April 15th to 22nd, 2018 has been proclaimed National Volunteer Week,  a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers! This is also an opportunity to reflect back on our history and acknowledge Pelham Cares volunteers past and present, as we celebrate 35 years of serving the Town of Pelham!

Volunteer Canada has chosen this year’s theme as “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all….for individuals, families, organizations, and neighbourhoods.

At Pelham Cares, hundreds of individuals have contributed their time over 35 years in numerous roles, as volunteers and donors. Families have joined us at the annual Food Drive, and organized or participated in events run on our behalf. Organizations such as local businesses, social clubs, churches and schools, have contributed by running events, and providing food or financial donations. And all of this in support of our mission…Helping Residents of Pelham Help Each Other!

Without our amazing volunteers, Pelham Cares would not have been able to provide much-needed services in our Community for THIRTY FIVE years.  On behalf of the Board of Directors of Pelham Cares I wish to take this opportunity, during National Volunteer Week, to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication and commitment to Pelham Cares and those we serve. 

Tracy Holmwood

President, Board of Directors

Pelham Cares Inc.


Congratulations to the following Pelham Cares volunteers...who celebrated a significant milestone, at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony on March 19th. 

We are grateful for their dedication and efforts in supporting Pelham Cares!

Marilyn Check - Volunteer driver 20 years
Tracy Holmwood - President Board of Directors 5 years
Colleen McCarthy - Director / Coordinator Special Projects 20 years
Anne Rice - Volunteer driver 5 years
Eleanor Stasiw - Director 5 years
Gerald Taylor - Volunteer driver 10 years


Thank you Pelham, from Pelham Cares

35 Years of Service!

As we enter our 35th year of serving the community of Pelham, we would like to express our gratitude to this generous community! Throughout the year, and especially during the Holiday Season, the donations of food, personal care items, household products, toys, and money, grants, contributions of many volunteers, and the support of local media, allow us to continue to assist families in our community.

The need in our community continues, often due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, job loss, utility bills, or a car repair that stretches already limited resources. Our ability to assist families in putting food on their table during these times is met with a great deal of gratitude. Our Youth Services program helps families in keeping their children active and engaged with their peers in sports, recreational and educational pursuits. And on the other end of the spectrum, our volunteer drivers provide much needed transportation for residents, mostly seniors, to medical appointments, when other means are not available or viable.

Thank you to the individuals, businesses large and small, social clubs, schools, and churches for your on-going support and for putting your faith in our organization. Thank you to our amazing volunteers who logged upwards of 4,000 hours and drove over 25,000 kilometers to make it all happen! As they say ‘it takes a village’ which is so true in this situation!

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Pelham Cares, staff, volunteers and clients; a heartfelt thank you goes out to the Pelham community for your support in 2017!

Tracy Holmwood, President Board of Directors


27th Annual
Pelham Community Food Drive
Saturday December 2nd, 2017


It was another very successful food drive, with hundreds  of volunteers helping to make it happen, and many generous donors helping us to stock our shelves for the coming months!

"Your TV" (Cogeco) produced a great feature article on the food below

THANK YOU to the generous community in which we serve....who every year go above and beyond during the Holiday Season! 


How to Donate...

Food, personal care, and household products:

Drop off at our office - Monday thru Friday 8:30 - Noon, non-perishables can be left in our deck box.

Monetary Donations

Charitable tax receipt issued for donations of $10 or greater, or food/personal care/household products/gift cards when receipt is presented.

Stop by our office for cash, cheque, credit card, or debit (Interac) card donations.

Online using Credit Card, Debit card etc.:

PAYPAL Donation, including monthly donation amounts: