Contacts for you

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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 Mackenzie- Leave the mats in the driveway at any time.

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

Ajax Baptist Church:  56 Angus Drive Ajax – ON L1S 5C3  Tel: 905-683-4802 –  Leader: Juliet Vandenburg at
Meeting  the last Friday of every month from September to June.

St Andrews Church: 35 Church Street North- Ajax ON L1T 2W  _ Tel:  905-683-7311- Leader: Ann Johaniss at
Weekly – Mondays 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Hope Worldwide Canada- Toronto East Chapter
Leader: Carolyn Hou at
Contact her for more information


St Paul’s United Church: 5 Queen Street N. Aylmer, ON N5H 2W4 Tel: 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.


Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church:516 Victoria Ave, Belleville, ON K8N 4N5 Tel: 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 Tel: 519-752-2912 

The merry mat makers meet every Wednesday 9:15 AM- 12:00 Noon. Please note do not drop off bags or mats!


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


Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre 6565 Elizabeth St, London ON N5Y 6L3


Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Mississauga – Central: 6790 Davand Drive # 13, Mississauga, ON L5T 2G3                                                          Tel: 647- 872-0072 – This group accepts bags. 

Ottawa area workshops –  everyone welcome( free)

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 Christie Gardens Retirement 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 to: , then pick New & Events, then Calendars & Newsletters ( Suites Calendar) . You may call Kate or send her an e mail.

St Gabriel Church: 670 Sheppard Avenue E. – North York, ON M2K 1B7 Tel:416-222-7775  Leader: Sharon Gusz e mail: . Once a month Wednesday afternoon.

Wood Green Community Care East York Seniors Centre: 840 Coxwell Ave. East York, ON M4C 5T2  (Coxwell & O’Connor Tel: 416- 572-3575
Leader: Cory Willis at .Mondays 2-3:30PM   Wednesdays 1-3:30PM

Owen Sound

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 9:00PM. . for more information click on the link )


 Sacred Heart Church: 21 Victoria St, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0     Tel:   519- 881-0692 to find out when their group is meeting.  

Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church:  208 Mosely Street Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2K1
Check the newsletter: :


St Marks United Church: 201 Centre St S, Whitby, ON L1N 4V7  Tel: 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)

As all the schools are closed due to Covid-19, so are all the groups that are usually making  mats. All the warehouses and other spaces that accept milk bags have not reopened yet; even when they reopen, they will not have space for more bags for quite a while. 
Check with the locations below, you may have to hang on to the bags, until the volunteer waivers are back in action. 
When things open up, you will be able to get an update about some places on the “contact for you” of our website.
Stay safe,


Hamilton District Christian High School: 93 Glancaster Rd, Ancaster,ON l9G 3K9 Tel: 905-648-6655 


Holland Gardens Retirement Residence: 552 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON  L3Z 4H3 

Contact: Julianna Pizzuro – Life Enrichment


St Brigid Elementary School: 81 Torrance Woods, Brampton , ON L6Y 2X4 Please leave bags at the school entrance.


St Joseph Elementary School: 150 Strathallan Street, Fergus, ON N1M 1A1 Tel: 519-843- 3810                                                                          Contact :


The Been Garden: 796 Dundas Street, London, ON N5W 2Z7 Tel: 519-452-6611

 City of Markham

Thornhill Recycling Depot: 5 Green Lane, Thornhill, ON L3T 7P7

Open: Wednesday & Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM / Thursday 12:00PM – 8:00PM

Markham Village Depot: 6041 Highway 7 East,, Markham ON L3P 3A7

Open: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM / Thursday 12:00PM – 8:00PM

 Niagara Area – Fort Erie
First Baptist Church, 165 Bertie St., Fort Erie ON L2A 3W9

 Owen Sound   

The Helping Hands Craft Club 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.                          Email: helpinghandscraftclub@hotmail 

All Things T : 810 10th St W, Owen Sound, ON N4K 3S1

Hours: Sunday and Monday- Closed…Tuesday – Friday- 10am to 6pm…Saturday 9am to 5pm

The Pet Feed Mill: 1299 16th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1Z4
 Sunday- 11am to 3pm, Monday – 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, ON N4K 5S2
Hours: Monday – Thursday &  Saturday 9am – 6pm,  Friday 9am – 8pm  Sunday 11am to 5pm


 481 Broadgreen St, Pickering, ON L1W 3H6 – Private home: just leave them on the porch!

Seagrave & Port Perry

Seagrave United Church: 15 Coryll, Seagrave,ON L0C 1G0 Tel: 905-985-2429

Drop off during normal operation hours, 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, ON L9L 1B7 Tel: 905 -985-2268 Drop boxes bags into the office

Taylor Residence10 Isabella Court, Seagrave. “blue bin at the front door”