Emergency Food Box Program – Community members experiencing food insecurity can contact Knox Church (705-645-4521) for assistance. Currently Knox is providing pantry staples (rice, pasta, cereal, soups ets) for pick-up to Bracebridge residences. Call the church if in need of a Food Box.
BASKETRY & BURSERY – The basketry group meets on weekly on Tuesdays at 10am. Our projects are varied from beginner to advanced. We welcome newcomers who will experience a warm supportive workshop in a positive skill building environment . A five dollar per week fee is collected and dispersed to applicants who are involved in post secondary courses. Now open to all crafters! bring your craft and join the camaraderie!
MANNA FOOD BANK: – Link to Manna Food Bank website Each week members of Knox Church donate food to the local Manna Food bank. Monetary donations are also accepted.
BBOOTC – Bracebridge Out of the Cold: Dinners are offered all through the winter months on Tuesdays at the Bracebridge United Church and Wednesdays at the Lions Club. There is also a drop-in held at St. Joe’s Catholic church from 1-4pm on Tuesdays November to April.
SEND KIDS TO CAMP: Every Year we raise money to send kids to camp who may not get a chance to go to camp otherwise…. Camp Cairn – a Presbyterian Summer Camp – Link to Camp Cairn website
MUSKOKA CHAPLAINCY – Link to Muskoka Chaplaincy website Members of Knox Church Bracebridge donate time and finances to the continuing work of the Chaplaincy program in Muskoka; caring for the human spirit. The mission of the Muskoka Chaplaincy Association is to promote, educate, facilitate and advocate for the religious and spiritual care needs of patients and residents in the hospital and long-term care facilities throughout Muskoka. Spiritual care acknowledges that we are more than physical bodies that require medical care. Spiritual care helps us maintain health and cope with illnesses, traumas, losses and life transitions by integrating mind, body and spirit. Financial donations can be mailed to: The Muskoka Chaplaincy Association, P.O. Box 156, Bracebridge, On P1L 1T6. Call 705-646-1697 for further information.
PRESBYTERIAN WORLD SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT —Link to PWSD website
Supporting Vulnerable Children – December 5, 2021
Antony Misoya, a 15-year-old orphan from Mitumbira village in Malawi, is HIV positive. He attends a program managed by the Mulanje Mission Hospital where he receives care and support with his antiretroviral medication regimen. Staff began to notice Antony’s visits to the program had become less frequent. When asked, Antony told them, “I go around looking for work to support my two brothers and sister; sometimes I miss my treatment because I am working.” Program staff visited Antony and his guardian and discovered that it had become difficult for her to provide for all four children, so the team provided them with support that made it possible for Antony to attend the clinic regularly and focus on his studies. This project that provides care and support to orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi is supported by Presbyterian World Service & Development.