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St. John's Mission is 'to worship and grow in God, and to care for
and serve the community'
Over the years, St. John’s has cared for and served people both in our own community and outside our community, by being a part of or supporting the following groups:
Community Unity Halton Hills - Community Unity is a group initiated by the Georgetown & District Ministerial Association. For 10+ years people from various denominations in the Georgetown community have worked together to help people in need. CU organizes Spring & Fall yard cleanups for those in need due to age, health or circumstance. CU works with the Georgetown Bread Basket to provide food for people in need. Check out The CU web site to see what all they do. www.communityunityhaltonhills.com
CASHH (Cancer Assistance Services Halton Hills) - https://cancerassistance.org/
CASHH’s office is located at 222 Mountainview Rd. N. Georgetown (office currently closed due to COVID) This wonderful group provides help and support to families affected by cancer.
For many years St. John’s has donated a portion of its profits from our annual Irish Stew Supper to support CASHH. We know that cancer affects many families in our community. We are blessed to have CASHH in our community helping so many. Check out the CASHH web site to see what all this amazing group does!
Georgetown Hospital (Halton Health Care) is located at 1 Princess Anne Dr., Georgetown. www.haltonhealthcare.on.ca
The Inuit Outreach Project - Inuit outreach is organized and run by St. Paul’s, Norval. Clothing and other essential items are gathered and shipped to needy northern communities. You can find more about it on Facebook and Twitter.
PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund) - Over the years, St. John’s has supported PWRDF by organizing fundraising concerts or by donating part of our proceeds from community dinners to help families left in need as the result of floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters. Check out www.pwrdf.org to see what all they do!
PWRDF Supporting COVID -19 Responses
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has launched a new Vaccine Equity Fund to contribute to the worldwide vaccination effort related to COVID-19. The Fund was developed in partnership with the Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, who recently wrote about its importance after receiving her own vaccination. When we receive our own vaccines, we're being invited to “pay it forward” and make a donation to the Vaccine Equity Fund. Read more about PWRDF's Vaccine Equity Fund and donate here.
PWRDF is also now accepting donations to support India as it struggles to respond to a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. While Canada continues to face its own challenges and grief over COVID-19, the images and stories of mass deaths, black-market oxygen tanks, and parking lot crematoria are especially heartbreaking. Development partners in the region are working night and day to provide emergency services and relief, including the Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA). Read more and donate here.
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