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We are working in partnership with Ark Aid to provide a warm place to sleep for folks in London who are in need. Do you have questions about the project? Do you want to find out how you can help?


Email your questions to us at and we will answer you.  Our plan is to publish the exchange (anonymously) here.

Q. Can I drop bedding off at the church during the day?  Thank you

A. Donations of pillows, single sheet sets, canned soups (15-20 cans of one kind is helpful), cans of ground coffee, packaged snacks, packaged cookies, etc. All can be dropped off at the Centre Branch YMCA at 382 Waterloo from Monday-Friday 8 am-7 pm, and Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm. Thank you so much!

Q. I would like to volunteer in this program.  Who should I contact to sign up?

A.  We know many of you have inquired about volunteering with Ark Aid this winter. Below is a link that Ark Aid is using to help orient and document volunteer hours.  If you are interested and able, please do not hesitate to sign up. We look forward to becoming even more welcoming than we have been, as we live and learn in God's grace.  Out of the Cold Program signup page.


Q.  Our family would like to donate hats and mitts and hygiene products.

A.  Please drop off your hats and mitts, and hygiene products at the Centre Branch YMCA, 382 Waterloo St. from Monday-Friday 8 am - 7 pm, and Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm.  Thank you very much!

Q. I would like to donate some oranges and clothing and wonder where/when I could drop them off?

A.  Your donations of these items can be dropped off at First-St. Andrew's or directly to the Ark Aid Mission at the Waterloo YMCA.