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Seeking Community Support for Our 2019 Holiday Hamper Program

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Dear Community Member,

We are seeking community support for our 2019 Holiday Hamper Program. For more than a decade, we have provided support and much needed cheer to at least 40 families in our community each holiday season.

Since 2009, we have seen increasing challenges for a wide spectrum of our community members. This includes a general increase in the number of families and new immigrant families in need of support (food, clothing, and access to services) as well as annual increases in the number of families experiencing more significant barriers.

More specifically, we have seen an increase in the number of adults and children experiencing poverty. We regularly provide food bank, bread and produce to low income families in our area, and have a long waiting list for this program.

Many people are the working poor, while others are not able to work because of disabilities or other issues. Some are in very tenuous situations and are on the verge of homelessness.

*An example of the kind of support we are seeking is if a Family is the size of 2 to 3 members they would receive a $50 gift card, or a Family Size of 4 to 5 would receive a $75 gift card. Any donation would help toward the families.

We hope that you can support this project by giving cash, cheque, or gift card donation or making a donation to the Frog Hollow Website www.froghollow.bc.ca.  The deadline for donations is December 20th, 2019.

Our Charitable Registration #106732969RT0001

If you would like to donate to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, please address your cheque to the Holiday Hamper Program, and address your envelope to the following:

Attention Gladis Rivera                                                                                               

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House                                                      

2131 Renfrew Street                                                                                     

Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4M5                                                                          

Tel: 604 251 1225

All donations of any kind dropped off at  Frog Hollow will receive a tax receipt.

Drop off: 9 -5pm Monday to Friday

These funds will go directly to families identified by Frog Hollow as a gift card. Any donations made after this point will go directly to providing emergency food to families over the months of December and January.

We thank you for your ongoing support of our program and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

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GivingTuesday starts tonight at 10pm!

Frog Hollow NH has partnered with Home Instead Foundation to use their fundraising platform called GIVE65 to help donate to seniors programs and this platform is going live again with the matching fund tonight at 10pm, called #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is actually a few hours away! We are asking for your support starting tonight at 10pm on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. By donating tonight at 10pm at https://www.give65.ca/projects/neighbourhoodhouseonthego, you can help us take advantage of $5,000 in matching funds available through GIVE65, a program of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada. We would like to ask all of you to please also help us promote to anyone who may be able to give a donation!

Starting at 10pm tonight, GIVE65 is providing $25,000 in matching funds raised on GIVE65.ca. Gifts are matched on a first donated, first matched basis, meaning the earlier you donate, the more likely your gift will be matched. Once the $25,000 is gone, no more gifts will be matched. That’s why we’re asking you to give as soon as you’re able to.

Please visit our GIVE65 giving page: https://www.give65.ca/projects/neighbourhoodhouseonthego. There you can give, learn more about the project we’re raising funds for and see the progress we’ve made. No gift is too small, every dollar counts and helps make a difference in the lives of seniors and their families in our community.

You can give right at 10 p.m. PST on December 2 and up until 10 p.m. PST on December 3. If you’re planning to give, I’d kindly ask you to donate as close to 10pm as you are able so we can take part in the $25,000 matching funds. 

For those of you who do not want to donate via the platform, you can also bring your cash or cheque donation to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House at 2131 Renfrew Street, Vancouver B.C. and we can wire the money in for you. If we receive a cash donation of $25 or more, Frog Hollow can issue a tax receipt!

We thank you in advance for your support. Seniors rely on the services we provide, and we are excited to have the opportunity to increase our donations by partnering with GIVE65. We know through your generosity and the GIVE65 partnership, we have the opportunity to make an even greater impact in the lives of seniors and their families. Thank you for your support!

Contact Lysandra or Manda at Frog Hollow if you have any questions.

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Fundraising Sale for Seniors Programs

Fundraising Sale for Seniors Programs

We would like to invite you to our fundraising sale happening this Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Clinton Park Fieldhouse (2690 Grant Street, Vancouver, BC). Come and see what treasures you will find! This fundraising event is cash only. All proceeds of the sales will go toward programs for seniors.

Our main goal for this fundraising is provide further funding towards the Home Instead Senior Care platform called GivingTuesday. See the flyer below for more info.

GivingTuesday Event

If you like to make a donation, visit www.give65.ca and enter “Frog Hollow” in the search bar to find us. Your support is much appreciated!

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Earth Awareness Workshop [Friday, Oct. 11]

Join us for the Earth Awareness Workshop with Lori Snyder on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Workshop is open to all ages. Learn about what responsibilities we can take to save our planet!

Lori Snyder is a Métis herbalist and educator who share the wisdom and traditions of her indigenous roots. Let’s have a discussion on our current issues of our precious land.

Light snacks provided. Please register with Eva at Frog Hollow.

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19th Annual Pumpkin Patch in the City

Once again, we are having our annual “Pumpkin Patch in the City” here at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am to 4pm. There will be games, entertainment, crafts, food and much more.

Come join us for this family fun event. Everyone is welcome!

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Bravery art workshop with The Learnary

Join us for this exciting workshop on Wednesday, October 9th from 10am-1pm at the Clinton Park Fieldhouse (2690 Grant Street). The Learnary will be leading the workshop.

A multimedia workshop using paint, stamps, collages on small canvases to showcase Bravery.

To register, please contact Lysandra at Lysandra@froghollow.bc.ca or call 604-251-1225 ext. 245

SPACE IS LIMITED

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Frogs in the park circle time

Families are having a great time getting together, interacting and making friends. Tuesday Wednesdays, Thursdays from 930 t0 12 noon. Its free, no pressures, just a relaxing time under those beautiful trees down at Clinton Park. I just love our families!

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Gardeners Hangout-Its tea time from the garden

Lemon balm and peppermint, just a few twigs of each is all you need. Add the herbs to a tea pot and pour boiled hot water in it and let it seep for ten minutes. A wonderful relaxing herbal tea to sooth those nerves or irritated stomach. Try it, you will love how you feel, its quite rejuvenating! Safe for children too:)

lemon balm

lemon balm

mint

peppermint

 

 

 

Gardeners Hangout

Herbal Tea made from the herbs in the garden at Clinton park Gardeners Hangout

Gardeners Hangout

Join us!

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How does your garden grow?

tomatoes and zucchini

too close for comfort.

 

A neighbour shares his gardening experience.

Thank you for your hospitality.

Jurassic or what!

The trick is in the soil…how much bigger can they possibly get?!

 

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Nature Walk with Lori Snyder

Wow! did we ever learn a lot!

Lori was so good at describing every little plant right on location. We didn’t have to go very far to discover within just a few feet there are many healing plants in our reach.

I was fascinated!

Thank you Lori

Can’t wait to hear your talk on Earth Awareness September 27th

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