by Joselyn Morley
The House of Lazarus Community Outreach Mission is busy getting ready for one of its busiest times of the year. Their Adopt a Family, Couple, or Senior Christmas Program is in need of support. They have many families with older children, both teenage and adult, as well as singles and couples without children, who still need to be adopted.
House of Lazarus will provide each family, senior, and couple with a holiday meal. They rely on the community to add gifts and treats. Donations can be dropped off at House of Lazarus Food Bank, 10619 Main Street, South Mountain. This is a new location for the House of Lazarus Food Bank, which was given the space to use when Scotiabank closed their South Mountain branch. Items for treats and gifts for the Adopt a Family, Couple, or Senior Program can be dropped off at the new South Mountain Location between December 7 to 12. For more information about either giving or receiving, call 613-989-3830, or email [email protected].
House of Lazarus Reverse Advent Calendar:
This program supports the House of Lazarus Food Bank, particularly while the Food Bank is closed between December 24 and January 4. These food boxes will be given out during this time while the food bank is closed.
To fill your Reverse Advent Calendar, beginning on December 1, each day put one food item into your Reverse Advent Calendar Box. Some good ideas include: cereal, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, canned meats, boxed deserts, crackers, soups, pasta and sauce, or items such as toothpaste, diapers, or formula. You can drop your food donations at any locations of House of Lazarus: 10619 Main Street in South Mountain; 2245 Simms Street in Mountain; or the new location in Ingleside, at 15 Maple Street. Make sure to drop your donations off before noon on Christmas Eve, December 24. For more information you can email [email protected].
House of Lazarus Angel Tree Program:
Make a difference in a child’s life this Christmas. Buy a gift for a child between 0 and 18 years old. Bring it to any of the three House of Lazarus locations: 10619 Main Street in South Mountain, 2245 Simms Street in Mountain, or 15 Maple Street in Ingleside. Hurry though! You need to drop your gift off between December 7 and 12.