Contact Details
Office Phone 905-685-1349
Fax 905-685-1343
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Primary Contact Eden Ewert, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 905-685-1349 ext 225; Email:
Primary Executive Betty-Lou Souter, Chief Executive Officer
Alternate Executive Marion Lichty, Chair
Site Details
Areas Served St Catharines ; Thorold
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
12 North St
St Catharines, ON L2R 6W8
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Intersection North St off of Court St
Mailing Address PO Box 575 
St Catharines, ON L2R 6W8
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Accepts donations of and distributes food, good used clothing (including winter clothing), small household articles to residents facing financial challenges

Emergency medical/dental vision care assistance available on case by case basis dependant on available funds (dental cleaning/scaling not applicable)

Laundry Program provides vouchers to registered clients giving them the ability to wash and dry their clothing a centrally located laundromat.

The Christmas Bureau provides new toys and grocery vouchers. Life skills training includes Savoury Samplings Program & Community Gardens. Back to School Snacks & Sneakers program in late August (backpacks and school supplies while supplies last)

Shelter issues are addressed through the Housing Help Program. Trusteeships are provided to those experiencing money management issues. Assistance with replacing ID for registered clients is available through the housing program.

Administers the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program for St Catharines residents. Jumpstart provides financially disadvantaged children, aged 4-18 years, with the opportunity to participate in sports and recreational activities. Call 905-685-1349 ext 228 for more information.
Hours Client Services Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm * Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility Low income or demonstrated need
Application ID required, proof of address and proof of income required to register for services and programs.
Languages English ; Translations in other languages available
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1919
Elections Apr
Service Categories Christmas Programs ; Clothing Donation Programs ; Community Gardening ; Food Banks ; General Clothing Provision ; Holiday Gifts/Toys ; Household Goods Donation Programs ; Laundry Vouchers ; Life Skills Education ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Personal Finances Administration ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; School Supplies ; School Supplies Donation Programs ; Winter Clothing
Print Material Annual Report, Brochures available
Events Pennies for Community Care: We continue to collect pennies to help with food purchases. Pennies can be dropped off at both St. Catharines & Thorold locations. Visit Community Care website at for events. 
Harvest Days - Aug/Sep; Raise the Roof Campaign (Toque Tuesday) - Feb; Easter Egg Hunt - March/April - Tax Clinics, April; Food Drives - May, Sep. Call the office or visit the website for more information.

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