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Volunteer Spotlight – Pauline Zeijlstra

Posted August 8, 2019 by

If you have been to our Chalmers West location, you have probably met Pauline, as she has been volunteering in the portable at 577 Willow Road for over 10 years. We’re not sure what time she arrives on a Thursday morning, but it’s probably dark and you were probably still sleeping. She portions skim milk […]

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Volunteering at Chalmers

Posted July 2, 2019 by

Have you been thinking about volunteering at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC), but aren’t really sure if it’s, well, for you? Do you think it’s too time consuming to volunteer here? Or that we don’t need you? Or that you don’t have the skills we’re seeking?  The thing is, there are all kinds of ways […]

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Chalmers Volunteers are Terrific

Posted February 7, 2019 by

On Friday January 25th, CCSC volunteers filled up tables and chairs in the Willow Grove Room of Three Willows Church for our annual winter Volunteer Appreciation Party. We ate cake and snacks and drank coffee and juice together. The Guelph Community Singers sang old and not so old songs in the sanctuary of the church. […]

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Christmas Gift Bag Campaign

Posted November 1, 2018 by

The Christmas season will soon be upon us and the Christmas Gift Bag Campaign is getting underway.   We hope you will consider supporting this valuable program.  Each year we hear from CCSC guests how grateful they are to receive this gift and that, for many, it is the ONLY gift they receive. For this […]

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What’s Happening at Chalmers West?

Posted February 6, 2018 by

Did you know Chalmers actually has two locations?! We have one location on Macdonell Street, for guests who are needing access to food downtown. And then we’ve got this wonderful thing that happens every Thursday morning on the property of Three Willows Church in the west end of the city. That’s Chalmers West. They offer food […]

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Tis the season!

Posted December 12, 2017 by

It’s Christmas Gift Bag time here at CCSC, when community members put together gift bags for our adult guests. Christmas gift bags contain new containers of shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products, warm socks, gloves, shaving cream, chocolates, coffee and deodorant. Those bags are handed out through December and January to every adult […]

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Chalmers Downtown – Still Under Construction

Posted July 14, 2017 by

The construction of our new location – 41 Macdonell – is not quite complete. Almost. But, not quite. As a result, we will not be open to Chalmers Downtown guests next Wednesday July 19th, as planned. Please check back here on or call 519-822-8778 to get up-to-date information. Thank you for your patience! Please Note: […]

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Hooping for Hunger!

Posted June 29, 2017 by

Let’s hear it for the third annual Hooping for Hunger held at John McCrae School on May 27, 2017.  This year under grey skies many teams hooped their hula hoops to raise over $9700!   CCSC is thrilled to again be the local recipient of the funds raised along with the global charity the Hunger […]

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Passing of the Torch

Posted June 29, 2017 by

I think it was about eight years ago that I began to volunteer in the clothing area at Chalmers. At the time I was still commuting to Mississauga so my involvement was every other Friday. Sorting and arranging clothes on tables (before we purchased racks) was definitely not my favourite activity and so I spent […]

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