for the community

Generally created for youth ages 12-24, community based programs are designed to make services and necessities more accessible to youth and families in Shelburne County.

Why are Winter Clothing Drives important?

As winter approaches, for some if could mean eagerly anticipating the holiday season, but for some in our community, it can be a time of hardship and struggle.

Winter clothing drives are more than just a simple gesture; they can be lifeline for those who may struggle to stay warm during the cold months.

Why should you get involved?

1. Keep People Warm: Your donated winter clothing, like coats, scarves, gloves, and blankets, can mean the world to someone who would otherwise face winter temperatures in inadequate heating conditions.

2. Support Families: By contributing to winter clothing drives, you're helping families provide essential warmth for their loved ones, reducing their financial burden.

3. Foster Community Unity: Winter clothing drives bring communities together. They provide an opportunity for people from all walks of life to support one another, reinforcing the spirit of compassion and empathy.

4. Teach Empathy: When we teach our children the importance of giving back, we're nurturing a sense of empathy and kindness that will last a lifetime.

5. Make a Difference: Every small contribution counts. Your donations can change lives, helping those in need to stay warm and secure during the winter season.

So, how can you get involved?

1. Donate gently-used winter clothing items at the designated local collection points.

2. Organize your own winter clothing drive within your community or workplace.

3. Volunteer your time to help sort and distribute donated items.

By participating in winter clothing drives, you're not just keeping people warm; you're sharing the warmth of your heart.

This winter, let's come together as a community and make a difference. Join the movement for a warmer, more compassionate world. Together, we can help everyone enjoy the beauty of the season without the burden of the cold. Thank you for your support.

Drop Off Locations

Our House Youth Wellness Centre (shelburne)

Barrington Community Care & Recovery Centre

Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena

Shelburne County Arena

Shelburne Regional High School

Barrington Municipal High School

Lockeport Regional High School

Wildfire Recovery Funding available

Update October 2023.

Have you been impacted by the fire? Through the United Way, Our House Youth Wellness Centre has funding available to provide some relief to those needing some support.

As the end of our funding draws near to being complete, we have decided to use our remaining funds to help those who are needing support with replacing the loss of winter wear. Please reach out to us by calling 902-875-3337 or by emailing

Little Free Pantry

Our Little Free Pantry is full of non-perishable foods and is for anyone who may need to access it! The pantry is available 24/7.

We would like to thank Kelly Wolve-Enslow and the O2 program at SRHS for providing us with the pantry as well as 100 Women who care for allowing us to continue Project Food another year. 

Food Boxes

We strive to assist families in providing nutritious food. We will curate food boxes to suit your family needs. Boxes consist with both perishable and non-perishable items. These boxes are curated to provide temporary food relief for youth and families in need of support!

Please contact Amy for more info! 902-875-3337

We thank the community for all of their support! To donate simply re-stock the pantry with non-perishable food items, drop food off at the centre or Contact Us!

School Visits

To meet youth where they are, we visit youth in Secondary Schools across Shelburne County. This is usually done during lunch periods to provide support, help support clubs and provide snacks.

Schools, teachers, support staff, and administrators play a big role in a young person's life so we also do our best to help support staff, clubs and school events.

Staff can be found:

Barrington Municipal High School - Fridays during both the lunch breaks in the Music Room!

Lockeport Regional High School- Tuesdays 10:30 - 2pm in room #112

Shelburne Regional High School - Wednesdays during Lunch


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