As we have received God’s love, so we offer it to others.
Every Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon, the Food Cupboard is open to support families in the neighbourhood. Due to the volume of clients needing food, your donations for funds or of non-perishable food are very welcome.
St Hilary’s supports a number of local, national and international agencies that accomplish work which we could never do ourselves. There are a number of events and activities throughout the year dedicated to raising the money to allow this support to happen every year. Our Outreach fundraising efforts help support the following agencies:
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
Holy Cross School in South Africa
Our Place Peel
Hospice of Peel
- Through International Agencies:
Doctor’s Without Borders
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Sleeping Children Around the World
St Hilary’s Memorial Gardens, located along Hurontario St and North Service Road, have received awards from Canada Blooms and recognition from the Cloverleaf Garden Club and the Mississauga Garden Council. The gardens are maintained and managed largely by volunteers. If you are interested in helping in any way, we are always needing assistance to cultivate and care for these gardens. Please indicate your interest through the contact page.
Community Vegetable Garden
This small garden is intended to provide fresh seasonal produce for clients of the Food Cupboard and members of the community. If you are interested in helping plant, water, maintain, and harvest the produce from the vegetable garden, please let us know.
Milk Bag Beds
Members of the Craft Group have made mats beds out of coloured plastic milk bags and sent them to a number of different countries affected by natural disasters or other calamities. Thank you for bringing in thousands of milk bags to make these bed mats that are collected and distributed worldwide by a Canadian organization called Milk Bags Unlimited.
Backpacks and School Supplies
In August we hold a drive to collect backpacks for children staying at Peel Family Shelter; and a drive for school supplies which will be shipped to school children in Ghana through Br Leonard at the Order of the Holy Cross.
FaithWorks is the outreach arm for the Diocese of Toronto and partners with 16 different agencies across the diocese and Canada to accomplish some great work that we are unable to accomplish ourselves. We support and uphold the ministries of FaithWorks, and particularly we invite people to support FaithWorks through regular envelope contributions or via PAR.
We also seek to find ways to partner with the work of The DAM — an after-school youth drop in centre located in Cooksville, which is one of the FaithWorks partners.
Two AA groups currently meet at St Hilary’s in the evenings.
TEACH, a drop-in support group for people with emotional challenges gathers in our meeting room on Tuesday afternoons.
A local chapter of Toastmasters meets on Saturday afternoons.