Contacts for you

UPDATED ON AN ONGOING BASIS

This page is for sharing information about groups  and individuals who are involved in saving mil bags and making mats in Canada.

Do you want to donate milk bags? Check with a group close to where you live.

Do you want to join a weaving group? Contact the group in our area

Do you have finished mats to deliver? See where you can bring them

Are you interested in teaching others? Contact us directly

 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR FINISHED MATS:

Canadian Food for Children Warehouse
1258 Lakeshore Rd E.- Mississauga L5E 3B8- 905 -274-9239

Just west of Dixie Rd- on the South side – open Monday – Friday 8 AM – 12 NOON

Angela Kesthely
344 Westridge Drive -Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
Islington & Major Machenzie- Leave the mats in th driveway at any time.

Nepean
Outreach Now  http://www.nepeanoutreach.com/

Manotick  is ready and waiting for your finished mats and bags.
The trailer is in Ottawa, just off Heron Rd, between Riverside and Bank; click here for .pdf with details. Loads of room, so please do start using this location. If the trailer isn’t there, a plastic deck box is also available. https://chinterests.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/new-drop-0ff-location-for-matsbags/

Markham City Hall
Click here for information

GROUPS MAKING MAKING MATS – everyone is welcome
They may accept bags!

Ajax
Ajax Baptist Church
56 Angus Drive Ajax – ON L1S 5C3
Leader:: Juliet Vandenburg at ajaxbaptist@rogers.com
Meet the last Friday of every month from September to June. , in March 2017 it will be on the 4th one ( 24th)  from 7-9PM

St Andrews Church
35 Church Street North- Ajax ON L1T 2W4 – 905-683-7311
Leader: Ann Johaniss at http://office@standrewsajax.ca..

Weekly – Mondays 9:30AM – 12:00 Noon

Hope Worldwide Canada
Leader: Carolyn Hou at carolyn.hou@hopewwcanada.org

Contact for more information

Aylmer
St Paul’s United Church
5 Queen Street N. Aylmer , ON N5H 2W4 519- 773-7152
Sleeping Mat Ministry
Several years ago a small group of women at Saint Paul’s came together to make milk bag sleeping mats to be sent to Third World Countries.Our mat making group meets from 9:30-11 every Thursday morning on the second floor of the CE building from September through June. Newcomers are welco

Barrhaven (Ottawa area)
Court at Barrhaven (1111 Longfields Dr,
Nepean, ON K2J 5A9)
Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (1-3pm).Informal gathering. Everyone of  all ages welcome to join in the fun.
Contact person: Christina Thiele (cthiele@ncf.ca).
For more information, see her blog:
http://www.chinterests.wordpress.com.

Belleville
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
516 Victoria Ave, Belleville, ON K8N 4N5 613- 969-1257

You may want to inquire about their Outreach program making mats.

Brantford
Harmony United Church ( the merry mat makers)
268 Marlborough Street – Brantford ON N3S 4T5
The merry mat makers meet every Wednesday 9:15AM- 12:00 Noon

Please note do not drop off bags or mats!

Caledon
Mayfield United Church
12496 Dixie Rd – Caledon, ON L7C 2L7
Leader: Donna Armstrong at secretary@mayfieldunitedchurch.org

Tuesday afternoons 1 PM

East York
Wood Green Community Care East York Seniors Centre
Coxwell & O’Connor
Leader: Cory Willis at cwillis@woodgreen.org
Mondays 2-3:30PM   Wednesdays 1-3:30PM

Etobicoke ( Toronto)

Christe Gardens Retirment Home

600 Melita Crescent  Toronto ON M6G 3Z4

Normally they have the  milk bag get together on a Wednesday at 2:30pm- twice a month. However this sometimes changes. Just go the website : www.christiegardens.org , then pick New & Events, then Calendars & Newsletters ( Suites Calendar) . You may call Kate or send her an e mail.

Hanover

Holy Family Church
352 10th Ave, Hanover, ON N4N 2N6
Phone: (519) 364-1973
Call to find out when they meet.

North York
St Gabriel Church
670 Sheppard Avenue E. – North York, ON M2K 1B7
Leader: Sharon Gusz at sharongusz@gmail.com
Once a month Wednesday afternoon

Oakville
Faith Baptist Church

1415 Trafalgar Rd,- Oakville, ON L6H 4R7  – 905-  0938
Contact:: http://• office@faithoakville.ca  

Orleans
Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints
6255 Cumorah Drive-  
Ottawa, ON K1C 6T7  – 613- 837-4069 

Evening & daytime workshops  Usually the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm but dates/times may change, please email for confirmation or check facebook  Danielle at dduvalconway@gmail.com  or  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpingHandsOttawaEast/ Even childern are welcome!

Ottawa

Non-denomination humanitarian group offers workshops once a month usually the 2nd Thursday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Learn to make items for the needy worldwide using repurposed materials such plastic milkbag.s Create sleeping mats & layette bags, for more information on meeting times join this Facebook group or email Danielle at dduvalconway@gmail.com
6255 Cumorah St
Orleans Ontario K1C 6T7

  Woodroffe United Church

207 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa ON K2A 3V1
3rd Wednesday of the month in the Friendship room- all are welcome- stops in the summer!

Good Companions Center
670 Albert Street St, Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2 –  613-236-0428 x270 (Linda)
Every Tuesday 1-3 PM to make mats & totes   

Olde Forge Community Resource Centre

2730 Carling Ave. Ottawa K2B  7J1

http://www.oldeforge.caT el: 613-829-9777 Ext 230                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Toronto
Coming soon!

Seagrave United Church
15 Coryelle St Seagrave, ON L0C 1G0  905-985-2429

Join the group! or check below about milk bags drop off places.

Walkerton

Sacred Heart Church

221 Victoria St, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0

You can phone to find out when their group is meeting.
Wasaga
Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church
208 Mosely Street Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2K1
Check the newsletter: :http://wasagapresbyterian.ca/newsletterand-other-news/

 Whitby
St Marks United Church
201 Centre St S, Whitby, ON L1N 4V7  905-668-3091
An active community group who meets Wednesdays from 1-3 PM. They have 2 looms set up so that everyone is welcome to come and giveit a try.
http://www.stmarkswhitby.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81:st-marks-projects-picture-gallery&catid=12:photo-gallery&Itemid=14

BAGS DROP OFF

Ancaster
Hamilton District Christian High School

92 Glancaster Rd Ancaster, ON L9G  3K9  905-648-6655
http://hdch.org/2015/09/29/teaching-hope/

Brampton
St Brigid Elementary School
81 Torrance Woods Brampton ,ON L6Y 2X4 
The St. Brigid Eco/Green Team has taken on a great new initiative. The Green Team will be collecting Milk Bags from everyone to take part in a wonderful cause
http://www.dpcdsb.org/BRIGD/About/Social+Justice+Initiatives.htm

Fergus
St Joseph Elementary School
150 Strathallan St.-Fergus, ON, N1M 1A1  -519-  843-3810
tgoodwin@wellingtoncdsb.ca

Markham recycling depots
Markham is now accepting  
milk bags
Pick them up from one of our four Recycling Depots. • Start a milk bag drive at your school, work, or organization!

Unionville Depot Unionville Main Street (Main Street at Station Lane
Thornhill Depot 5 Green Lane (Bayview at Green Lane)
Milliken Mills Depot 7660 Kennedy Road (Behind the Milliken Mills C.C.)
Markham Depot 6041 Highway 7 East (Highways 7 & 48) Monday: 8 a.m. – 4

Pickering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      481 Broadgreen St, Pickering, ON L1W 3H6 – Just leave them on the porch!

Seagrave
Locations where you can leave your milk bag donation:
– Aunt Bee’s General Store, Seagrave
– Marlin Travel, Port Perry
– Seagrave United Church