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
344 Westridge Drive -Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
Islington & Major Machenzie- Leave the mats in th driveway at any time.
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 Baptist Church
56 Angus Drive Ajax – ON L1S 5C3
Leader:: Juliet Vandenburg at email@example.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://firstname.lastname@example.org..
Weekly – Mondays 9:30AM – 12:00 Noon
Hope Worldwide Canada
Leader: Carolyn Hou at email@example.com
Contact for more information
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, see her blog:
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.
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
Mayfield United Church
12496 Dixie Rd – Caledon, ON L7C 2L7
Leader: Donna Armstrong at email@example.com
Tuesday afternoons 1 PM
Wood Green Community Care East York Seniors Centre
Coxwell & O’Connor
Leader: Cory Willis at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Holy Family Church 352 10th Ave, Hanover, ON N4N 2N6
St Gabriel Church
670 Sheppard Avenue E. – North York, ON M2K 1B7
Leader: Sharon Gusz at email@example.com
Once a month Wednesday afternoon
Faith Baptist Church
1415 Trafalgar Rd,- Oakville, ON L6H 4R7 – 905- 0938
Contact:: http://• firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpingHandsOttawaEast/ Even childern are welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
6255 Cumorah St
Orleans Ontario K1C 6T7
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
Jubilee United Church
40 Underhill Drive – Toronto,ON M3A 2J5 – 416- 447-6846
Join us on Tuesdays! The Mad Mat Makers meet in the Heritage Room at 1:00 p.m. We have already made over 60 sleeping mats with the help of our friends from Parkwoods, Glen Ayr, Lansing, and Donminster United Churches, as well as the youth from Senator O’Connor Catholic Secondary School. Always looking for more friends.
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.
Sacred Heart Church
221 Victoria St, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church
208 Mosely Street Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2K1
Check the newsletter: :http://wasagapresbyterian.ca/newsletterand-other-news/
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.
BAGS DROP OFF
Hamilton District Christian High School
92 Glancaster Rd Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9 905-648-6655
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 causehttp://www.dpcdsb.org/BRIGD/About/Social+Justice+Initiatives.htm
St Joseph Elementary School
150 Strathallan St.-Fergus, ON, N1M 1A1 -519- 843-3810
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!
Locations where you can leave your milk bag donation:
– Aunt Bee’s General Store, Seagrave
– Marlin Travel, Port Perry
– Seagrave United Church