We are now accepting food bags for needy families in the north. Details are included in the flyer below; please give us a call if you have any questions and feel free to invite friends or neighbours to get involved. Shipment of your donations will be sent from Kingston during October, November and early December. Any bulk foods donated will be sent to school ‘healthy food’ programs. Thank you for sharing your abundance.
Thank you everyone for your donations of the book fatty legs; the personal account of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and her experience at a residential school. Thank you for reading, sharing and learning about the twists and turns of Margaret’s history.
Books were delivered, in August, to the past Principal of Moose Factory Ministik School. The books were on the School’s wish list and we are thrilled that with your help, enabled this wish to come true. The books will be studied this fall and kept in the school’s library for grade 6-8 class study.
A few books were also left in Moosonee for local families to share.
Locally, a number of books have been kept by teachers, here in Kingston, for student study. Copies of fatty legs is available, locally at Indigo.
Thanks to the support of the Kingston community and afar, shipments of clothing and personal supplies continue to be sent to friends in the north.
This includes communities of Moose Factory, Moosonee, and moving north to Kashechewan and Attawapiskat. A modestly priced clothing store was set up in the spring of 2018 to create a sustainable centre for the people in and around the Moosonee area.. Better quality items are sold and the centre provides part-time employment and training. We do, however, continue to send most clothing and supplies to benefit needy individuals and families.
First a location was found and racks for the clothing purchased here in Kingston (from Sears when the Sears store closed). A van was rented, filled to the brim with inventory and furnishings, then driven (by road and by train) to Moosonee for the initial set-up and grand opening. A special note of appreciation to Ronnie for her care and capable operation of the Misiway Sharing Centre during the summer months.