Wednesdays @ Wilmot
Wednesday at Wilmot (W@W) grew out of the Christian teaching to love our neighbours and help those in need. Members of the Wilmot congregation provide hospitality, food, space, clothes, staff, volunteer workers, endless time, and funds for food vouchers (available to individuals and families once every two months through the Benevolent Fund).
Over the past seven years, W@W has evolved to a comprehensive program that includes education, information, and support for meeting basic needs and improving health and well-being.
Each Wednesday afternoon from September to June, volunteers provide a welcoming place to socialize, a nutritious lunch, information on community programs and services, a listening ear and encouragement to our friends who are coping with so many difficulties in their lives. Breaking the isolation of poverty is a very important aspect of W@W. Everyone is welcome!
Free haircuts are offered most weeks. Vouchers, haircuts and bus tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and numbers are limited.
If school in Anglophone West School District is cancelled because of weather, W@W is cancelled as well.
W@W is grateful for support from the Fredericton Co-Op Community Fund, the Fredericton Community Foundation, the City of Fredericton Transit Assistance Program and Victory Meat Market.
Please come to W@W with your questions rather than calling the Church office (the program is operated by volunteers who are only on-site on Wednesday) or leave a message at the church office, 458-1066.
For additional details on how this program works, and how you can help, check out our Wednesdays @ Wilmot FAQ page.
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