How We Help

In times of need, many do not know which way to turn.

NeighbourLink recognizes the valuable service our local food banks and agencies offer to those in need within our community.

With the help of our member church volunteers, NeighbourLink works alongside to help meet these need. 

(Some restrictions apply see note at bottom of page)

This can be achieved through ongoing projects such as:


FOOD PANTRY

                                           NeighbourLink is not a food bank and we encourage our callers to first use any and all of the local food banks     

                                           within our community.  However there are times when a family has no food and they are not eligible to receive

                                           food assistance at the local food banks.   NeighbourLink will provide a bag of dry goods from our food pantry to

                                           help them until they can return to one of the local food banks.  From time to time, NeighbourLink receives generous donations dedicated to our Client Assistance Program.  This allows us to purchase food gift cards to help out callers who qualify.


GENTLY USED BEDS & BEDDING

                                        NeighbourLink accepts gently used beds and bedding from the community and gives them to people

                                        in need for free.  Donations and requests for gently used beds can be made by calling the NeighbourLink

                                        office at 519-336-5465.  ​Christ Lutheran Church hosts our storage area of gently used bed & bedding ministry.
                                        One night a week, weather and stock permitting, we have a pick up night for callers who have arranged to

pick up the items in need.  NOTE: It is the callers responsibility to make arrangements for pickup of items, to have helpers and tie downs if required.  Temple Baptist Church, located next to Wal-Mart, is our public drop off location for donations of gently used bedding.  We ask the bedding to be laundered prior to bringing in as donation. You do NOT need to call our NeighbourLink office
to drop off bedding.  Please drop off your donated bedding to Temple Baptist during office hours, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.


GENTLY USED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
                                         

                                          NeighbourLink accepts gently used medical equipment from the community and gives them to people

                                          in need, whether it is for short term or permanent use for free.  Christ Lutheran Church hosts our storage area.
                                          Donations and requests for gently used medical equipment can be made by calling the

                                          NeighbourLink office at 519-336-5465.  ​



GENLY USED BABY ITEMS

                                     The cost of having a baby is made a little easier thanks to the community donations of gently used baby items.

                                     Due to regulations, NeighbourLink can NOT accept used baby cribs or high chairs without center safety strap.

                                     We also ask that any donations be cleaned up to best of ability before bringing in item for donation.

                                   St Giles Presbyterian Church hosts our baby storage.  When supplies are available, Central Baptist

                                   can help out with emergency supply of diapers and Dunlop United can help out with formula.

  Donations and requests for gently used baby item can be made by calling the NeighbourLink office at 519-336-5465.

  From time to time, NeighbourLink receives generous donations dedicated to our ABC Ministry.  This allows us to purchase

  a brand new crib and mattress, a value of approx. $350, to be able to pass on to someone in need. 

  NOTE: This is a one time only blessing per-client family in need.


GENTLY USED FURNITURE

                                         NeighbourLink LINKS gently used furniture from the community to local families who are on a limited income

                                         and cannot purchase or replace old broken basic furniture their family needs. We keep a list of those

                                         who are requesting a need for furniture. When a donor calls with a donation, we  take

their information, then pass on their first name only and phone number to the client for them to arrange pick up of item.  

Neighbourlink does not pick up furniture. It is the callers responsibility.

Donations and requests for gently used furniture can be made by calling the NeighbourLink office at 519-336-5465.



Volunteers from our member churches help through several other projects as well.

*Transportation Project provides rides to local medical appointment. 

Handwork Project provides hand knitted baby blankets, preemie hats, children and adult winter hats & mittens, lap blankets, chemo hats and walker bags, are gathered and distributed to local schools, crisis center, nursing homes, and local hospitals.   

Activity Bag Project  provides a small stuff animal, activity book, sticker book and/or colouring book and crayons along with a few other items, to Bluewater Health children's ward and emergency department as well as the Women Interval Home, to help children in distress situation. Donations of such items to put together theses bags are greatly appreciated and can be made by calling the NeighbourLink office at 519-336-5465. 



*Please Note Restrictions:
All services are provided free of charge for those who qualify (Except incurred parking fees)
*We require 2 weeks notice for transportation requests.
Our transportation services are available to adult who are physically independent and mobile.

Regular/ongoing services such as grocery shopping, transportation or visitations are available at a maximum of twice per month.

You must sign designated waiver for used items.

For new baby cribs, the baby must already be born. The permanent residence of the child will be given the crib.

Food vouchers, if available, are given to those who qualify once every two months. Id must be shown & signature of receipt is required.