Received: 2022-09-27 00:38:44

Please pray for my friend Brenda who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. She is leaving for a short trip to New Brunswick to visit her newest grandson. May she feel well during this time.

Make A Difference

Making a community-changing difference is done one unlikely friendship at a time. You can change the story by volunteering to connect with real people in our community and beyond. Let’s find the right place for you to make a difference.

Our Anchor Causes

Actively pursuing compassion & justice through Jesus' call to love our neighbour, amplified by the power of friendship.

HOMELESSNESS
Southridge Shelter

We believe that it takes more than the support of a social service to break the cycle of homelessness. It takes a community of people working together and in authentic friendship to complement this excellence in service. By connecting at the Southridge Shelter, you can play a role in offering these essential supports; there's a place for you here!

Southridge Shelter Website I'd like to make a difference with people experiencing homelessness

MIGRANT FARMWORKER SUPPORTS
Caribbean Workers Program

Just as your family story may very well be one of migration to Canada, migrant farmworkers from the Caribbean spend decades of their lives in Niagara to end generational poverty for their families back home. The systemic challenges and isolation that many migrant farmworkers face require responses based in real friendship combined with social services. Join in and be a part of these friendships that make a difference.

I'd like to make a difference with migrant farmworkers

FOOD AND HOUSING SECURITY
Southridge Supports: Welland

As we're all experiencing, there are increasing challenges with affordability in Niagara. But for many of our neighbours the struggle has become unmanageable. Through Southridge Supports: Welland, you can participate in difference-making responses to the affordability challenges in our community, providing food security and working on affordable housing solutions, all through the lens of mutual relationships.

I'd like to make a difference with people experiencing affordability challenges

National Anchor Cause

INDIGENOUS RELATIONS
Becoming Good Relatives

The history of the church in Canada has largely been a story of trauma towards Indigenous Peoples. It’s going to take all of our attention to change the trajectory of that story generation by generation. Through Becoming Good Relatives you can lead the Church towards accompanying Indigenous Peoples in the Niagara Region and throughout Ontario!

I'd like to make a difference with becoming a good relative

Global Anchor Cause

GLOBAL CHILD POVERTY
Compassion

Our daily actions impact children experiening poverty around the world. Learn to make that a positive, poverty-ending impact through friendship with a specific international community who are making a difference in the lives of the children in their neighbourhood.

Compassion I'd like to make a difference with children experiencing poverty