The Oakville Resiliency Fund will first focus on “Community Heroes” charities on the front lines who are helping our neighbours meet their basic need of Health, Well-Being, Food, Shelter and serving vulnerable populations.
How Can You Help?
There is an urgent need in our community to provide more support to our charities, particularly now as the charitable sector – like so many others – takes a significant economic downturn during this State of Emergency.
If you’re uncertain who to support, please donate to our Oakville Resiliency Fund knowing your support will go immediately to where it is needed most in our community.
Join the Physician’s Challenge!
A local Oakville Family Physician wants to Inspire and Challenge others with her personal pledge of $200,000 in support of Food Relief efforts, a gift made to the Oakville Resiliency Fund.
The Family Physician has chosen to work with the Oakville Community Foundation for several reasons – first to ensure the donations will go to where they are needed most and will be most impactful – food bank and food delivery programs across the community. Many local food based organizations are experiencing more than a 30% increase in demand for their services. Food is the foundation to our health and well-being!
The Foundation’s assurance that every dollar of her pledge will go directly to her
preferred interest – front line agencies feeding our vulnerable neighbours.
Identified Priority Charitable Organizations
The Foundation is working collaboratively with the Halton Granters Roundtable, and other local Community Foundations to ensure resources are targeted and not duplicated. We are also participating on the Regional COVID Response Action Table, whose members include Halton Region Social Services, Housing and Public Health Departments, local municipalities, United Way and other agencies.
This week we have identified some additional “Community Heroes” still operating and protecting our communities most vulnerable during this State of Emergency. They include ADAPT, Links2Care, Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, Support and Housing Halton and Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services. Visit our webpage for more details about the critical work they are doing in our community.
The following is the list of agencies that have been identified as priority – links to their donation pages have been provided for you for ease of direct giving – Acclaim Health | ADAPT | Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Branch | Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton | Community Living (Residential care) | Darling Home for Kids | Distress Centre Halton | Fareshare Foodbank | Food4Kids Halton | Food for Life | Halton Food For Thought | Halton Multicultural Council | Ian Anderson House | Kerr Street Mission |Halton Women’s Place |Home Suite Hope |Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children |Links2Care | Oakville Hospital Foundation |Oakville Meals on Wheels |Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre | Radius Child & Youth Services |Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) | Safetynet Oakville |Salvation Army (Lighthouse) |Salvation Army Oakville | SAVIS | Shifra Homes | Support & Housing Halton |Wellspring|Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services
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