An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘local charities

Church of the Holy Trinity

This Anglican church is located at 237 Wilson Avenue in Kitchener, right next door to Wilson Avenue Public School. I visited their Christmas bazaar yesterday and came home with a bag full of gifts. This church is involved in the Nutrition for Learning program. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they serve breakfast to needy children who attend the school. Here is the link to their web page

Written by Ruth

November 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

Window Shopping

Christmas decorations at Sheridan Nurseries, Ottawa Street South, Kitchener

Written by Ruth

November 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

Trinity Anglican Church, Cambridge

Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Rd, Cambridge

I like the look of this church, its stone fence, rectory and grounds. Trinity Anglican Church was built on this site in 1844 and the rectory was built in 1873. The church website has more details about the history of the parish.

The church provides hot noon meals at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through their Trinity Community Table program. Approximately 300 meals are served each week and volunteers and donors are welcome to contact the church for information on how they can help.

Written by Ruth

November 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

Christmas Bazaars

Christmas bazaar season has started and there are plenty of opportunities in the next month to buy crafts, food and gifts at various churches and institutions. This sign is in front of  Faith Lutheran Church at 247 Westmount Road East in Kitchener. The Record has published a list of upcoming Christmas bazaars in the region. I am making an effort to buy locally produced items this Christmas and plan to check out a few of these sales.

Faith Lutheran Church


Written by Ruth

November 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

The Foodbank of Waterloo Region

The Thanksgiving food drive has just ended but donations are needed year round for the regional food bank. Volunteers positions are also available. Here is the link to their website.

Written by Ruth

October 20, 2010 at 12:09 am

Calvin Presbyterian Church

248 Westmount Road East Kitchener, Ontario

I drive by this church often and always notice the blood donor clinic sign. Canadian Blood Services runs a clinic here every other month. The church also hosts and leads a breakfast program as part of Nutrition for Learning for children who go to Forest Hill Public School. Here is the church website.

Written by Ruth

July 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

Waterloo Regional Dream Centre

There are many historical, architecturally interesting churches in the Region of Waterloo. This church is in an old warehouse at 659 King St. E. in Kitchener. They offer prayer, worship, a meal program, food bank and used clothing. Each Monday night teams go out on downtown streets to offer bibles, bag lunches, blankets, sleeping bags, shoes, socks and personal hygiene items.

Here is more information from their website:

The Dream Centre is a non-profit faith-based association which grew out of a vision to launch an inner city outreach to the people of downtown Kitchener, initially through the Living Word Community Church. Co-founded by pastors Rev. Lorey Prudhomme and Rev. Patricia Smith in April of 2003, the Living Word Community Church began extending Christian care to street youth, gangs, the unemployed, and marginalized people living in Kitchener’s core.

Written by Ruth

June 13, 2010 at 12:19 am