Fundraising for Service Projects

Each year we choose local initiatives to support with the money raised from our fundraising activities.The 2023 Fundraising efforts went well. Quaker Clam Tea flew off our shelves and is unfortunately sold out until the 2024 growing season. There are already some disappointed customers. We hosted another Holiday Urn Making Workshop on November 18th, 2023. The meeting house was abuzz with activity as beautiful arrangements were artfully created from the bounty of foraged natural materials and tasty home soups and treats to warm us up. It looks as if it will be an annual fundraiser tradition, so stay tuned for next year. The Youth sold felted soap, eco cards and handmade garlands at the Urn Making Workshop as a fundraiser for their own service project choices to support.

As a result of our fundraising in 2023 have been able to support:

  • Harvest Hands St. Thomas
  • Queer Teen Social Group in St. Thomas
  • Canadian Friends Service Committee
  • Movie Nights at the Meetinghouse for Documentary Films for the Public
  • Animal Shelter in St. Thomas
  • St. Thomas Food Bank
First Day School Kids selling Felted Soap, Quaker Calm Tea at Urn Making Workshop

Local Youth at Risk 

We also work with the YWCA and other local service providers, to support youth aged 16 to 24 living  independently. 

Our wish is to provide these youth with some basic supports, coupled with an awareness that they are a  part of a community that wants them to survive and thrive. Our main initiative is providing heart-felt  and homemade holiday gifts. 

“Deep within us all there is an amazing sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may  continuously return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home to Itself A Testament of Devotion, a Quaker classic by Thomas R. Kelly (1893 – 1941)