How can I help?

W.E. Graham Community Service Society relies on the generosity of many of the wonderful individuals and businesses in our community, alongside grant funding and corporate donations, to keep providing the services we offer. There are many ways you can offer to help, some of which are outlined below. Please call us on (250)355-2484 to talk to us about ways to support our work.

Donate time, money or food

Donations to support our services in general, or to support specific programs are always welcomed and appreciated.

Volunteer your time

If you can offer, regular or occasional help with driving, cooking, serving, cleaning, computers or other trade skills check out our Volunteers page for more information.

Donate food or other goods

Farmers, or small scale growers of food, if you have more produce than you can market we are always delighted to receive donations of fresh produce for our Food Bank and plants or other growing needs for our Food Bank Garden. We are also happy to receive donations of dried or canned goods, or any other produce, from stores, businesses or individuals. If you have surplus, why not put it to good use?

Any fresh produce that cannot be distributed quickly enough through our Food Bank is now being processed into prepared foods through our new Food Recovery Program, allowing us to deal with more donations than ever, and put them to good use in the community.

Those who are eligible can receive tax relief on the market value of produce they donate. We provide annual Charitable Tax Receipts for those who need them.

If you have something you no longer use that you think could be put to good use, contact us and we may be able to use it for one of our programs or services, or pass it on to someone in need.

Financial Donations

We are always very grateful to receive financial donations in any form. You can donate to our services in general, or to specific services and programs including:

Slocan Valley Food Cupboard

Seniors Lunch

Slocan Valley Youth Network/ Youth Centre

Kootenay Restorative Justice (a link to their new website will be available soon)

Financial donations can be made as cheque, cash or e-transfer, and again, if required, we can provide you with an annual Charitable Tax Receipt for your donation.

Cheques should be made payable to W.E. Graham Community Service Society, and can be sent to our mailing address – W.E.G.C.S.S., Box 10, 1001 Harold Street, Slocan, B.C., V0G2C0.

E-transfers can be made to officemanager@wegcss.org.

Please make sure you let us know your contact details if you want to recieve a Charitable Tax Receipt, and specify which program your donation is for unless it is a general donation.

For more information on giving, helping or donating, contact us on (250)355-2484 or officemanager@wegcss.org. For more information on specific programs and services and how you can help them, check out the relevant pages or refer to our staff list to contact the relevant person.