While Wayside’s volunteer and financial support from the community has been growing, we still need your help to keep running programs like the Bridgeport Cafe and Seniors Chair Yoga. The current annual operating costs of the Wayside Centre are approaching $24,000 per year, including $1000 per month just for the space to run its programs. Additional costs for food, instructors and volunteer training all add up.
Here are a few ways that you can make a difference over the Holidays.
Support The Food Bag Program
On a typical week the Wayside Centre Food Bag program provides an emergency food supply to over 25 individuals and families. You can support this program by volunteering to be part of the distribution team or by making a one-time donation by cheque or by setting up a monthly PAR donation.
Bridgeport Café Coffee Club
The Café is a wonderful opportunity to stop by for a coffee and visit with guests and volunteers. Join our Café Coffee Club by bringing in two coffee mugs that will be used exclusively by the Cafe and sign-up for a monthly PAR donation for as little as $10/month. That will cover the cost of a weekly coffee for you and one of our guests!
Wayside Alternative Gifts
Make donations to Wayside in honour of those on your Christmas list. Choose from five different styles of greeting cards to give to your gift recipients. Donations are tax-deductible in the name of the donor or recipient.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are always needed and welcome! Whether it is sorting clothing for the ShareWear program, driving seniors to one of our programs or serving coffee at the Café, there are volunteer opportunities for any schedule or personality type.
Please contact Dave Petro if you would like more information on how to support the Waterloo Wayside Centre.