Emergency food bags on their way!

Pulling whatever resources I have together to create food bags for families in need. It’s really tough right now for everyone, loss of jobs, difficult for single moms to get to the store without someone watching their children, So difficult for Seniors to get to the market and carry all their needs back home all on their own. It’s expensive to buy food now, it’s not even on the shelf, and it’s not easy to get to the many markets that we normally do to stretch our dollar. Sure there’s delivery service and that’s wonderful, but it’s not always getting the things that we culturally appropriately need. And it’s expensive and there’s a delivery service charge too! I think about all those things and how we can even have all the money in the world and not be able to access food. Those are the barriers we are facing in case you didn’t understand. It’s time to really lend a helping hand and open up our hearts and these guys really proved it!

Thank you Soup Vancouver for your donations! 

   

Gift card donations from my dear friend Corina! Thank you!

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Starting with seeds

Like I promised I am mailing out some seeds to you. These are the ones that I have on hand and I will get more and will demonstrate to you at the Gardeners Hang out every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 PM on Zoom! See you next week on April 29th!. I have included my own tomato seeds-third generation. That’s what you see dried out on a paper towel from last year. I’ll show you on Wednesday how to plant them. Village Vancouver is providing me with more seeds soon to come my way! I’m grateful to them, so if anybody else wants more seeds just let me know.

carrots are fun to grow

many seeds from my seed drawer

oh yes, Kale is my favorite, no wait the zucchini was amazing last year…. and the sunflower 10 feet tall!

Tomato seeds saved from last year. Third generation, you are going to love them!

stuffing the envelopes, hope they all fit

Ready to be mailed. Love the old fashion way of doing things.

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February 2020 Is A Leap Year Filled With Leaping Frogs

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February 2020 is a Leap Year filled with leaping frogs and 29 days. So we found some leaping frogs for you to enjoy. We know they’re not cat videos but they are still fun. How do you celebrate the extra day in February every 4 years? Do you know anyone who has a birthday on February 29th? How do they celebrate?

 

Hope you all enjoyed the frogs! Happy Leap Year!

~ Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

 

 

Images via Giphy

 

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Today is Pink Shirt Day

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Today is Pink Shirt Day please join us in wearing pink t-shirts or your favorite pink anything and together let’s support kindness, compassion, and anti-bullying.

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day-of-pink-tshirtAcceptance is a beautiful thing.

Thank You!

~ From Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House and community.

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Frog Hollow’s Hastings Sunrise Seed Sale Fundraiser

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Join us for the Seed Sale Fundraiser part of the Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Hastings Sunrise Community Food Network. Untreated Non GMO seeds are here!

February 18th to March 8th, 2020.

Order Online: Kiwassa.Square.Site

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A Very 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Wishing You A Very Hoppy Valentine’s Day From Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House!

We wanted to wish all of you the very best on this loving day. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House to all of you, our wonderful community.

xoxo ~ Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

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Digital Storytelling: “Let the Neighbours Come Together” by Suzy

Suzy applied for a Neighbourhood Small Grants and obtained a grant to put together a neighbourhood gathering. Inviting her neighbours in her area was a great way to help build connection with one another and get to know each other better. Food was provided thanks to the small grant and conversations were exchanged. Check out Suzy’s story and photos in the video below. If you are having trouble viewing the video on the blog, you can view directly from our YouTube Channel here.

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Happy Holidays From Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Vancouver

frog-hollow-neighbourhood-house-holidays-2019Happy Holidays!

Frog Hollow would like to thank everyone in our vibrant community and we wish you all a happy and safe holiday, filled with love, joy, and blessings. May 2020 be a year filled with everything you could ever wish for.

Thank you for being you,

With Gratitude,

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

 

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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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