Anishnabeg Outreach is a not for profit that is Indigenous-led and serves the Waterloo Region and Guelph area. There are approximately 50,000 Indigenous people living in the region. Anishnabeg Outreach would like to help and support all those in need with our Spirit Bundle Offerings during this time.
We have partnered with the food bank and other organizations to ensure that basic needs are met for all Indigenous families apart of our program. Our support may be all that the Indigenous community receives, which is why all the donations we receive are important and beneficial. With the help of these organizations we have been able to provide support to hundreds of families.
Some of the things included in the care packages are cleaning supplies, traditional medicines such as cedar for tea and tobacco, Kleenex, toilet paper, activities and resources for children, reusable cloths, garbage bags, a binder of resources, food, and other items.
Most of the packages can be picked up (or delivered if needed) biweekly unless more supplies are required. Recipients will need to contact us to have their supplies topped up, and if they require any specific items we may have. We aim to provide contactless interactions as much as possible as well as adhering to social distancing guidelines (a full moose length away) for delivery and pick up.
To continue to augment and support families for an extended period, Anishnabeg Outreach is searching for the following items:
- Cleaning supplies (disinfectant, laundry soap, dish soap, unscented hand soap, garbage bags, etc.)
- Diapers (For ages 3 and up)
- Male, female, and children tolietries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodrant, etc.)
- Toliet paper, tissues, and paper towels
- Children’s clothing (new or used)
- Bicycles – children, youth, and adult (new or used)
- Scooters (new or used)
- Tricycles (new or used)
- Child carriers for bikes (new or used)
- Helmets (new)
- Training wheels (new or used)
- Bicycle pumps (new or used)
- Bicycle repair parts (new or used)
- Gardening supplies (pots, seeds, etc.)
- Homemade face masks (children and adult sizes)
Items can be dropped off at our location at 236 Woodhaven, Kitchener. We have bins available in our front vestibule for contactless drop-off. If need be, we can also pick up items from your porch.
We would also welcome a monetary donation to support this program if you are able. We are a registered charity and can offer charity receipts. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help support this program or need donations picked up, please contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (226) 972-1900.