We want to be known for our generosity—with both our time and money—toward those in our local community. We provide opportunities to share our hearts and the good news of the gospel where we live as we serve together.
how you can lend a helping hand:
Community Little Library & Pantry
Leader: Dylan Armstrong
The Community Little Library and Pantry is a great starting point for anyone who ever felt, "I want to help, but I just don’t know how". Everyday people in our community visit our modern-day "well" located on the bike path in the hydro corridor behind the church building (4825 Innes Road) and collect resources to meet their family’s needs. Want to help out by dropping by with a donation? The items in highest demand are cereal and toilet paper. Want to be involved with projects like this in the future? Get in touch with Dylan and share what interests you.
Good Food Box
Leader: Dylan Armstrong
This non-profit food program offered through the Rideau-Rockliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) makes fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to every community across Ottawa. At Redeemer, we partner with the RRCRC to offer a location in our community to set up a “market” each week where neighbours can come to pick up their Good Food Box orders. Want to get involved? Here are two ways to help: 1) Join the volunteer team that distributes Good Food Boxes at our market each week; or 2) Sponsor a family in need by donating a box of fruits and veggies. Connect with Dylan to find out how.
Children's Summer Camp
Leader: Vivienne VanDonkersgoed
For one week in July, we open our doors to 110-130 children in our community from prekindergarten up to Grade 5 for a fun-filled half day summer camp. We rely on about 60 volunteers to pull off a safe and successful camp: donating food and craft items; creating decorations; setting-up and tearing down; serving as counselors and junior counselors (age 12 and up); running games, songs, Bible stories, crafts; and preparing snacks for hungry campers. Contact Vivienne to see how you can get involved.
The Big Give
Leader: Larra Milli
The Big Give is an opportunity for us to show God's love by giving generously to our community. On the first Saturday of June, Redeemer joins hundreds of churches across the country in The Big Give by donating and giving away household items and clothing in a free garage sale, hosting a free barbeque and kids' fun area. Get in touch with Larra Milli to see where you can help out to prepare for the next Big Give event in June 2021.