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.

To find out more about supporting our Holiday Hamper program click here.

Donate time, money or food

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 gardeners, 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 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.

Donate Online….

You can make once off or monthly donations to support our food programming online through your credit card using secure Zeffy/Stripe services. A regular donation allows us to budget throughout the year, once off donations, large or small are all appreciated and allow us to continue to feed the Slocan Valley.

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, Holiday Hampers and Kootenay Restorative Justice

Financial donations can be made as cheque, cash, e-transfer, or online, 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 receive 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.

We would like to thank our generous partners, funders and donors for all their support. Information on the organisations that support W.E.G.C.S.S. can be found on Our Generous Funders. If you would like to support our programs please find out more at Support us.