Frequently Asked Questions


What is NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambtion?
NeighbourLink is a Christian church based volunteer organization. Our volunteers come from our current member churches to assist people in need in our own community.  NeighbourLink is a ministry showing Love In Action


Do I have to go to church for NeighbourLink to help me?

No. We help whomever we can no matter what race, religion, sexual orientation etc.


Our Church already has a benevolence ministry, why do we need NeighbourLink?

It's wonderful to see so many churches these days with a heart to help the less fortunate.

NieghbouLink assists churches with these good intentions by:     
-  lessening the strain on any one church as the network of churches work together to meet needs.
-  providing a more cost effective approach to ministry by sharing resources and utilizing volunteers to meet needs. 

    Our conviction is that we can do far more together than we can alone
 - identifying unmet needs or gaps in community services and inform churches of new opportunities for ministry
-  helping church members put their faith into action as they serve people in practical ways


Do you preach to the people with  whom you have contact?
Our desire is "be a servant of all." Often individuals living with poverty are oppressed by more powerful people and frequently from a young age.  We want to empower those we work with, not appear to be one more person with an agenda for their lives. Therefore, how much talk happens about the spiritual dimension of life is up to those we serve.

Aren't there a lot of people who abuse the system and take advantage of charity?

The NeighbourLink office has more time and experience to be able to verify that each request for assistance is

legitimate. Of course, it's not always possible to determine that, but we do our best to be good stewards of the

resources entrusted to us.


Can I get an Income Tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton is a registered charity.  Donations of $ 10 or more will receive Income Tax Receipts.

Can I donate money that will be used to help families in need directly?‚Äč
YES, donations that ARE DESIGNATED FOR CLIENT ASSISTANCE will be used 100 % to assist with financial needs of families that call NeighourLink for assistance.  Although our administration expenses are funded through our member churches, donations from the community NOT DESIGNATED will be used to assist with administration operating expenses.  

Donations are accepted through Canada Helps
Canada Helps is a registered charity and nonprofit social enterprise.
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