How to Help

We can’t do it Without You!

Pelham Cares Inc. relies on the on- going support of our community to enable us to provide for families in need. 100% of the donations received are from community individuals, businesses, and organizations. We are fortunate to occasionally receive grants specific to programs or projects.

Donations of food, personal hygiene and household products enables Pelham Cares to provide monthly hampers to Pelham families in need of assistance. With an objective to provide balanced and nutritious hampers, and assisting financially challenged families to ensure there is adequate food in their cupboards. All donations big and small are appreciated!

The List of Needed Items

Food

 

We are currently working our way through donations received check in for updates to this list as we determine what is needed:

  • Stew
  • Canned fruit/Vegetables
  • Canned Salmon
  • Mayo
  • Jams
  • Side kicks/Hamburger Helper
  • Canned Pastas – Chef Boyardee
  • Fruit and Pudding cups
  • Boost/Ensure drinks
  • Pedi a Sure

Non-perishable items can be left in our Porch box, if outside of regular business hours.

Donations of fresh and frozen products are gratefully appreciated!  Please contact Pelham Cares to arrange drop-off if outside of regular business hours.

Personal Hygiene

 

We are working our way through donations and here is a list of what is needed most frequently:

 

  • Hand/Body Lotion
  • Razors
  • Feminine thin pads
  • Pull-ups size large 5 & 6
Household Items

 

We are working our way through donations and here is a list of what is needed most frequently:

  •  Kleenex

Stock & Security Donation

Canada’s tax incentives for charitable donations are designed to make it easy and advantageous for you to support Pelham Cares. Donations of securities listed on prescribed stock exchanges, mutual funds and segregated funds of life insurance companies, to charities, do not have to include any portion of the resulting capital gain in their income. Simply have your investment account holder or advisor contact Pelham Cares to arrange for a transfer. A receipt will be issued for the value as of the day it is received.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

A gift in your will, also known as a bequest is a simple way to assist Pelham Cares and families in need in your community, for many years to come. You can choose to leave a pre-determined sum of money or a percentage of your estate, and benefit from significant tax savings on your estate.

Pelham Cares encourages you to speak to your lawyer or financial advisor to determine the charitable tax benefits and obtain advice on this approach to giving.

Donate an Insurance Policy

Most families buy life insurance to provide financial security to loved ones in a time of need, but life insurance can also be used as a creative financial tool to fund a gift cost-effectively. There are several ways to support Pelham Cares through a gift of life insurance. You can purchase a new policy and transfer ownership to Pelham Cares, give a paid-up insurance policy, or retain ownership of your policy and name Pelham Cares as the beneficiary. Pelham Cares encourages you to speak to your lawyer or financial advisor to determine the charitable tax benefits and obtain advice on this approach to giving.

Toys & Clothing

Pelham Cares does accept donations of new, unwrapped toys that are then distributed through the Christmas Hamper Program and Birthday Program. We do not accept used items. Pelham Cares does accept donation of new or gently used outerwear. We do not accept other clothing items, however the following organizations appreciate these donations, with proceeds benefiting local communities:

Redeemed Goods:

298 Crowland Ave., Welland – (Operated by Open Arms Mission)

905-735-8624

Renewed Thrift and Vintage:

2225 Hwy 20, Welland

905-892-0444

Host an Event

Please consider holding an event to benefit Pelham Cares! Events can involve collecting donations of food, personal care items, or household products. Events can involve collecting monetary donations….or BOTH!

Every year we are grateful to the individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and schools who find exciting ways to collect donations for Pelham Cares!

Examples include house party, garage sale, car wash, vendor fair, in lieu of birthday, anniversary or Christmas gifts, etc. with proceeds going to support Pelham Cares assisting families in the community.

A few Event Tips

1. Contact Pelham Cares for information and assistance, and to make them aware of the event for mention on our Facebook page and Website;
2. Determine our most needed items (if appropriate), refer to our Items Needed List;
3. Drop-off donations at our office, hours are 8:30 – noon Monday thru Friday, or by appointment;
4. Contact Pelham Cares for a pick-up if required, during office hours. If a pickup is requested please pack items in small boxes or bags for ease of handling;
5. When requested, Pelham Cares will make every effort to have a volunteer or staff member attend the event.

For suggestions, help to organize the event, to borrow bins or barrels, or to obtain brochures or signage, contact Jennifer Dubé, Client Services Coordinator, Pelham Cares at  info@pelhamcares.org  or  905-892-5300.

Borrow a Bin or Barrel

Would you like to borrow a Pelham Cares bin or barrel for your event? Contact Jennifer Dubé, Client Services Coordinator, Pelham Cares at  info@pelhamcares.org  or  905-892-5300.