wilmot united church
There are many possibilities available for people—no matter their age, interests or talents—to share their time for others, Wilmot's Outreach committee support the following endeavours:
Wednesdays at Wilmot
From September to June, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, an outreach opportunity is presented to individuals who may need a listening ear, information, lunch, food vouchers, bus tickets and haircuts. Outreach welcomes donation of cookies, baking, non-perishable foods and financial support to the Benevolent Fund from which vouchers are purchased. Four volunteer teams of 8-10 people (many of whom are non-Wilmoteers) ensure this program happens.
Donations of food and personal supplies are used by the Wednesdays at Wilmot program. Non-perishable food, mittens, socks, and personal hygiene items may be dropped off at the church during office hours. Seasonal or event-specific needs are shared via the weekly announcements. You can get your name on the email list here.
Saturday Evening Drop-In
From 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, the Saturday Evening Drop-In offers a place to socialize, play cards or pool as well as other activities in an atmosphere of friendship. Food provided by the Abbey Cafe as well as snacks are enjoyed. Volunteer teams rotate over a 4 - 5 week period, being responsible for set up, serving, socializing with guests and clean up.
Fair Trade cupboard
Coffee, tea, chocolate, olive oil and crafts that are Fair Trade Certified are available during Coffee & Conversation and at other gatherings. Wilmot is committed to ussing Fair Trade Coffee specifically the Breaking the Silence blend, which is produced from a coffee co-operative in Guatemala. The extra virgin olive oil and soap available are from Palestine. Our goal is to promote and distribute fair trade products which puts more profit into the hands of the producers.