AO’s Spirit Bundle program provides bi-weekly deliveries or pick up bundles of food, clothing, household necessities, baby supplies, traditional medicines, bicycles and much more to First Nations, Inuit and Métis households. What started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into a daily operation serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph, and providing necessities to over 450 Indigenous families.
Our warehouse locations at 236 Woodhaven Rd., Kitchener and 11a Suffolk St. E, Guelph, function solely on donations from the public, as well as partnerships with The Waterloo Food Bank, The SEED, COBS Bread and the KW Humane Society to meet the food needs of humans and pets! This program also provides support for Back-to-School Bundles, Halloween Costumes + Supplies, Holiday Gifts, Winter Wear, Sport Bundles and much more.
if you would like to be a part of our Spirit Bundle Program, fill out our registration form through this button below.
From April – November 2020 we have provided over 50,000 pounds of supplies within the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph regions. Our program is growing weekly and currently serves hundreds of families. Since the onset of COVID-19 we have provided hundreds of bikes, hundreds of backpacks and thousands of masks. In an effort to be as environmentally friendly as possible we use reusable grocery bags that we collect, launder and reuse each week. Additionally, we provide environmentally friendly laundry strips from Tru Earth and have replaced paper towels with new reusable clothes. Likewise, we have now launched a reusable diaper and baby wipe program. These environmental efforts are not only essential to our mandate but imperative in securing a sustainable future for our youth.