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:
344 Westridge Drive – Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
Islington & Major Mackenzie- Leave the mats in the driveway at any time.
Markham City Hall
Click here for information
Ottawa Area Please click here for updated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the last Friday of every month from September to June
St Andrews Church
35 Church Street North- Ajax ON L1T 2W4 – 905-683-7311
Leader: Ann Johaniss at http://email@example.com..
Weekly – Mondays 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Hope Worldwide Canada
Leader: Carolyn Hou at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 welcome.
Barrhaven (Ottawa area)
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 (email@example.com).
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.
We, as a Salvation Army church, are beginning to collect milk bags and would like to be listed as a drop off site on your website to further spread the news to our community. I am the contact person for sorting the milk bags. While we do not yet have a weaving group planned, we hope to begin one in the future and will keep you updated when we do.
Harmony United Church ( the merry mat makers)
268 Marlborough Street – Brantford ON N3S 4T5
The merry mat makers meet every Wednesday 9:15 AM- 12:00 Noon Please note do not drop off bags or mats!
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre 6565 Elizabeth St London ON N5Y 6L3 https://www.london.ca/residents/Recreation/Community-Centres/Pages/Carling-Heights-Optimist-Community-Centre.aspx
Faith Baptist Church
1415 Trafalgar Rd,- Oakville, ON L6H 4R7 – 905- 0938
Contact:: http://• firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa Region (click here for updates)
Upcoming Workshops – Everyone Welcome (Free)
Barrhaven – 2nd Monday of every month 1-3pm at the Metro grocery store Woodroffe & Strandherd. Informal gathering. Everyone of all ages welcome to join in the fun. For more information www.chinterests.wordpress.com
Orleans – 10am-noon Usually the 1st or 2nd Thursday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00pm but dates/times may change, please email for confirmation or check facebook Danielle at email@example.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpingHandsOttawaEast/ Everyone welcome including children! at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6255 Cumorah Drive.
Carling/Woodroffe – TBD 207 Woodroffe Ave at Woodroffe United Church in the Friendship Room. Note there will be no workshops over the summer. All are welcome
Carleton Place contact Rhoda Admin
Arnprior contact Daphne
Renfrew contact for details
Winchester contact for details
Christie Gardens Retirement Home 00 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.
Rexdale Alliance Church, 2459 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON
Leader: Sharon Gusz at firstname.lastname@example.org .Once a month Wednesday afternoon
Wood Green Community Care East York Seniors Centre- (Coxwell & O’Connor)
Leader: Cory Willis at email@example.com .Mondays 2-3:30PM Wednesdays 1-3:30PM
Owen Sound Library 824 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
Come and join the group in the boardroom. They start at 6:30 and are cleaned up and out for when the Library closes at 9pm. Wednesday dates for 2019: March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9. November 13, December 11. for more information click on the link http://helpinghandscraftclub.weebly.com/ )
Sacred Heart Church 21 Victoria St, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
You can phone to find out when their group is meeting.
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 give it a try.
This church also collects many items, click here to find out !
BAGS DROP OFF- must be flattened and boxed ( 500-800 per box)
Ancaster Hamilton District Christian High School - 92 Glancaster Rd Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9 905-648-6655 http://hdch.org/2015/09/29/teaching-hope/
Bradford Holland Gardens Retirement Residence 552 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON L3Z 4H3
Julianna Pizzurro – Life Enrichment Manager LEM.HG@verveseniorliving.com
Brampton St Brigid Elementary School - 81 Torrance Woods Brampton ,ON L6Y 2X4 Goldcrest Public School - 24 Goldcrest Rd. Brampton L6S 1G3 Please leave them at the entrance. Burlington 405 Melores Dr., Burlington L7L 4V3 (near Burloak and New ST.) Leave the boxed bags on the porch. 13 Jameson Drive, Dundas, ON L9H 5A1 (near Hwy 8 and Brock Rd.) Fergus St Joseph Elementary School 150 Strathallan St.-Fergus, ON, N1M 1A1 -519- 843-3810 firstname.lastname@example.org London The Been Garden 796 Dundas Street, London,ON N5W2Z7 Tel: 519-452-6611 City of Markham Thornhill Recycling Depot 5 Green Lane, Thornhill, ON L3T 7P7 Wednesday - 8 AM - 4 PM Thursday - 12 PM - 8 PM Saturday - 8 AM - 4 PM Sunday - 8 AM - 4 PM Textile Donations Only Markham Village Depot 6041 Highway 7 East, Markham, ON L3P 3A7 Monday - 8 AM - 4 PM Wednesday - 8 AM - 4 PM Thursday - 12 PM - 8 PM Friday - 8 AM - 4 PM Saturday - 8 AM - 4 PM
Niagara Area – Fort Erie
First Baptist Church, 165 Bertie St., Fort Erie ON L2A 3W9
1- When you drop off bags or mats please do so at the BACK RIGHT DOORS (if you are facing the back of the church). This door is the closest to where the mats are stored and they have an overhang that protects the items from getting wet.
2- make sure the mats are rolled and tied in two or three places with plastic looped chains. This greatly facilitates transportation.
The Helping Hands Craft Clube provides boxes for you to fill. Contact the club and request a collection box before dropping off any bags at any of the location below. Our email is helpinghandscraftclub@hotmail All Things T – 279 10th Street East Owen Sound https://www.facebook.com/allthingst/
Hours: Sunday and Monday- Closed…Tuesday to Friday- 10am to 6pm…Saturday- 9am to 5pm
The Pet Feed Mill Owen Sound https://www.facebook.com/ThePetFeedMill/
Hours: Sunday- 11am to 3pm…Monday to Wednesday- 9am to 6pm…Thursday- 9am to 7pm…Friday- 9am to 8pm…Saturday- 9am to 5pm
Gardel Pet Shop
955 10th St. West Owen Sound
Hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9am – 6pm Friday 9am to 8pm Sunday 11am to 5pm
Pickering 481 Broadgreen St, Pickering, ON L1W 3H6 –
Just leave them on the porch!
Seagrave & Port Perry
Seagrave United Church during normal operation, most Sundays from 8:30- 11:30 a.m., check our calendar at Calendar.html for other times.
Marlin Travel, 158 Casimir St. Port Perry. Drop box in the office
Taylor Residence, 10 Isabella Court, Seagrave. “blue bin at the front door”