This past weekend, Tracey Dyck used her open house as an opportunity to collect winter clothing items for Central Station. Below she shares briefly about why she is passionate about this particular giving opportunity.
“I’m very passionate about helping families in our community by providing warm gear for winter because – as unpopular as it is for many – winter always was, is and I hop will forever be, my absolute favourite season. Sledding, skating, even shovelling my driveway, I just love it so much. But I know the snow is only fun and beautiful when you’re properly dressed for it so I’m excited to invite my friends and family to donate items with me.”Tracey Dyck
If you are also interested in supporting Central Station this holiday season, check out the opportunities below to spread some Christmas joy as we partner with them to meet the needs within our community.
SUPPORT CENTRAL STATION THROUGH PRAYER
At Central Station we have lots of new programming happening this winter. We are excited about all the new programming we can offer and the promise that God has us covered in all that we do.
Prayer and Praise items
- Marian Hildebrand has joined our staff as a part-time kitchen coordinator. We are so excited for her leadership with all that programs that run in our kitchen.
- We are pleased to offer a Drivers Ed course for adults this January as we find so many community members are in need of this as they try to access work, shopping, appointments, etc. The first class in September filled up very quickly and we hope this will provide some independence to families.
- We ask for prayers for safety, as we continue to grow and face needs in our community. We are seeing a rise in mental health crisis as well as the effects of addictions. We have been faced this fall with individuals that are homeless and desperate. Please pray for the individuals and how we as an organization and a city can offer hope and a solution.
- Please pray for our families that live in MB and Winkler Affordable Housing (90 Homes). We are choosing to do housing differently, so pray that we will have opportunity to offer resources, mentorship, and programs that will equip families to move forward and thrive.
- As the year comes to an end we ask for prayers that we would receive the financial donations needed to run our programs as well as enough volunteers to make things run smoothly. We need on average 140 volunteers a month.
We are so grateful for your support and prayers. We rely heavily on the prayers offered up on our behalf as we seek God’s direction and discernment in all that we do.
Share the Warmth
We’re partnering with Central Station to help families in our community make the most of winter! Drop off coats, boots, toques, scarves, ski pants and gloves in the foyer at WMBC throughout the month of December and Share the Warmth.
Central Station is looking for donations of homemade Christmas goodies to be given out at the Winkler Food Cupboard! Baked goods can be dropped off at Central Station on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please package them in disposable containers.