Mayor Bernabei Welcomes Red Kettle Campaign

Mayor Tom Bernabei stopped into the Gary Rivers Show on Wednesday morning, November 21 to help the Salvation Army of Canton kick off the annual Red Kettle fundraising Campaign.

Mayor Bernabei is also a regular volunteer during the Share the Warmth “A Family Christmas Eve” dinner. He is generally found helping out in the kitchen, or speaking with volunteers or encouraging the homeless.

Major Tom Grace and Mayor Tom Bernabei with Salvation Army bell ringing kickoff

Posted by News-Talk 1480 WHBC on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 

Kick Off Announcement on WHBC

WHBC Mid-Day host Gary Rivers held a 2 hour special program on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 to announce both the kick-off to the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign, and the ;partnership between the Salvation Army and Share The Warmth!

The annual A Family Christmas Eve “Share the Warmth” dinner event, will be held this year at the Canton Salvation Army location on Market Ave.

The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is in 26 locations throughout Canton this season. We’re asking volunteers who may not be able to help out at the dinner, to have their families donate their time to “ring the bells” this holiday season.

 

Share the Warmth -A Family Christmas Eve

Posted by News-Talk 1480 WHBC on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Our “Share the Warmth” Facebook Page is Now Up and running!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!
We felt that the time was right to create a Facebook Page for our organization/event.  If you read this post, please LIKE US.!  Yes, the event is coordinated by our core committee, but we’ve grown where we’ve had to move our event to a permanent home at the Canton Salvation Army on Market Ave South!

Here’s Our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/sharethewarmthstark/

WHAT IS SHARE THE WARMTH – – A Family Christmas Eve?
We are serving the needs of the homeless on this one day — when we want everyone in Stark County to feel they are loved and a part of our family.

WHEN IS THE EVENT?
It’s back to the original time of 1p to 5p.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO WE EXPECT?
With Christmas Eve falling on a Monday, we expect to serve up to 750 meals!

Here’s What We’re putting together:

Dinner:  On Christmas Eve, we are offering a complete meal, including turkey, ham and all the fixings to the homeless men, women and children in Stark County.

Meeting Personal Needs:  We are also hoping to provide for many needs that day, including clothing, shoes, coats, and personal hygiene kits — There is even a triage station planned, along with hair stylists, and make-up & nail artists.

Music and More:  We’ve asked many of the most talented singers and artists in Stark County to join us in this special day of sharing the warmth of the holidays!

 How Can You Help?

Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to set up, serve meals, clean up, or even offer services to the homeless. We’ll be signing up volunteers later this week.

Sponsorship
Most of the event’s needs have been covered through generous donations of food and clothing.  Our expenses are approximately $2,000.   You can go on our website to donate.

Organizations Who serve the Homeless Population in Stark County
we have space available for you to set up tables and hand out literature or other items.

Contact Us

 To Donate Prepared Food:  Michelle Beyer 330-806-1953
To donate clothing & other items:  The Salvation Army: (330)453-0159
To Volunteer or Sponsorship Donations:  https://sharethewarmthstark.org

 

A Few Snaphots of Our 2017 Event

Volunteers, Organizations and Sponsors are Needed

Where & When
The event will be held in the Canton Salvation Army, 420 Market Avenue South Canton, Ohio 44702
on Sunday, December 24th from 1p to 5pm

What Are We Offering?

Dinner:  On Christmas Eve, we are offering a complete meal, including turkey, ham and all the fixings to the homeless men, women and children in Stark County.

Meeting Personal Needs:  We are also hoping to provide for many needs that day, including clothing, shoes, coats, and personal hygiene kits — There is even a triage station planned, along with hair stylists, and make-up & nail artists.

Music and More:  We’ve asked many of the most talented singers and artists in Stark County to join us in this special day of sharing the warmth of the holidays!

 How Can You Help?

Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to set up, serve meals, clean up, or even offer services to the homeless

Sponsorship
While much of the food and clothing items are donated, it still takes some money for kitchen and other items.  Any donations can be made direct to the Salvation Army, a 501C-3 orgainzation.  Simply click on the DONATE NOW areas on our website and you can donate.  Thank you.

Your Organization Is Welcome On-Site
Organizations are welcome to set up a table to distribute literature about services that you offer to the homeless in Stark County

Contact Us

 To Donate Prepared Food:  Michelle Beyer 330-806-1953
To donate clothing & other items:  The Salvation Army (330)453-0159
To Volunteer or Sponsorship Donations: Gary Rivers 330-649-1954

 

Community Harvest Donates 40 Turkeys

Feeding up to 500 families in one afternoon is a daunting task.

The first item of business is to get food food donated

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Community Harvest, just came through with a donation of 40 frozen turkeys!

Community Harvest is a non-profit organization that was created in 1989 which a mission to collect perishable and prepared food that would otherwise be wasted from local restaurants, caterers, hospitals and the food industry.  This food is distributed to local soup kitchens, shelters and hot meal programs helping to alleviate hunger.

We’re so thankful for them and the countless other organizations and individuals who continue to bless us with donations.

We’re now looking for individuals or church groups to donate their time—and ovens—to cook a turkey or two.

If you’d like to help, or have items to donate, please contact Michelle Beyer at 330-649-1953  or visit our website for more information:  Sharethewarmthstark.org

 

 

Items Needed Now!

As we get set to distribute the clothing and other supplies at our “Sharing the Warmth” event, we’ve created a list of needed items.

They are listed by priority.

If you have any items for our event that you’d like to donate, please contact Budd Kuyper at the phone number listed below.

(needs list by priority)

  • warm weather sleeping bags
  • tents (small, able to be broken down and carried easily)
  • 5$ fast food restaurant cards (preferably Wendys and McDonalds as they are most accessible to the Canton area homeless
  • tennis shoes
  • boots
  • Nail clippers (preferably Toe nail, as they can be used for fingers, but not always vice versa)
  • socks (needed year around, can never have too many)
  • feminine hygiene items (pads n tampons)
  • travel sized deodorant
  • gloves
  • hand warmers
  • scarves
  • winter hats
  • yoga mats (keeps ground from sucking body heat)
  • non food scented candles (heats small shelter areas)
  • hygiene items
  • ear muffs
  • coats

IF YOU’D LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS, PLEASE CONTACT BUDD KUYPER: 918-994-2836