Giving Circle

Our Giving Circle provides items including clothing, school supplies, electronics, kitchenware, household amenities and more to those registered with our Spirit Bundle Program and those who identify as First Nations, Inuit and Métis. This program is possible through the donations we receive from our community who provide us with regular donations of gently used or new items. With this process we are enabled to offer these items to hundreds of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis families in the Region.

For more information on our Spirit Bundle Program, click the button below.

The Program Process

Our Giving Circle is a free rummage style event that will have community fires, snacks, drinks and more. Every few weeks we get a bundle of donations to our Kitchener office. Our team sorts through these items to check the quality and durability of each item. Once they are sorted and refined, they are set aside and prepared for our Giving Circle event that we hold every 3 months. We send out priority notice to those in our Spirit Bundle Program to inform them of our upcoming Giving Circle event. Then we make posts on our social media platforms for other First Nations, Inuit, and Métis community members to become aware.

This is a supportive solution to help offset the exacerbated cost of living due to the pandemic and inflation. In alignment with our mission, we see this as a hand up, not hand out. Through programs such as this one we can work to build trust and open windows and doors into the rest of our resources related mental health support, life skills and employment.

How to get involved

NON-MONETARY GIFTS

If you have any new items including clothing, electronics, bed sheets, blankets, household items, decorative items, school supplies, and anything you can think of – please consider donating them to our Kitchener Office at 236 Woodhaven Rd. 

CONNECT with US

If you know of any organizations that would be interested in contributing to this program, then please reach out at info@aocan.org or call us at 519-208-5333.

DONATE

You can also donate monetarily to this program in order to assure it continues to support Indigenous communities. We don’t only aim to provide items that are a necessity, but to also provide items that can brighten up a home. If you would like to donate to this program, click the button below.

Please reach out to us at info@aocan.org for any inquiries or call us at 519-208-5333.