The Working Centre 2022 Fundraising Letter
Fundraising Letter: The Working Centre 2021
"Get Cracking" silly stunt raises almost $50,000 for The Working Centre!
As part of Google's annual giving campaign, Google Waterloo ran a "Director Dares" program where Googlers can donate to get office directors to do silly stunts.
Rick Byers raised over $17,000 in donations for The Working Centre by offering to let his daughter break eggs on him, cover him in baby powder, and hose him down for $1,000 per egg. With matching funds from Google and Rick, they...Read more
Fundraising Letter: The Working Centre 2020
Article: "Trio plans 24-hour walk across Waterloo Region" at TheRecord.com
Read the whole story here: https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8050472-trio-plans-24-hour-walk-acr...
Kitchener's Tessa Jennison, and fellow Livescape staffers Ashley DeMarte and Dave Wall's Waterloo Region Crossing excursion benefits The Working Centre's programs to combat...Read more
Anonymous CEO challenges tech community to support Working Centre project
Matt Anderson at St John's Kitchen
Article: "A Place to Call Home" at TheRecord.com
Read the full article here: http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6207926-a-place-to-call-home/
"The Working Centre hopes to open 18 new affordable housing units in Kitchener's downtown, aimed at housing those people most at risk of slipping into homelessness.
The campaign...Read more
Photos From Our Annual Golf Tournament
On August 12th, 2015 members of the community participated in our annual golf tournament in support of The Working Centre.
Our thanks to the enthusiastic tournament sponsors – Lear, Unifor and MTD – and to the golfers for their ongoing generosity and commitment to community building.
Pictures from the launch of our Housing Capital Campaign
On June 24th, 2015, many friends and community members joined us in launching our first ever Capital Campaign to support affordable housing at 256 King Street East. The building will soon be renovated to include eight one-bedroom apartments (part of the 17-19 units of housing supported by this campaign).
Help us Make Affordable Housing Possible
The Working Centre invites your help to make 18 units of affordable supportive housing available in our community.
Homelessness results from substandard housing options combined with the realities of relationship breakdowns, mental health issues, and addictions. People walk the streets rather than being confined to places where they are not welcome. The alternative is supportive...
Photos from the 28th Annual Mayors' Dinner
The 28th...Read more
2014-2015 Fundraising Drive
Every December, we do our once-a-year appeal for donations. We count on our community to contribute small and large donations to help us to maintain our creative approach to community development. We are grateful that we have received thousands of donations, and have almost reached our goal. We continue to welcome regular or one-time donations. Thanks for considering us as you think about...Read more
When Leonard McDermott died this past year, his family chose to contribute $20,000 to The Working Centre. They requested that this donation be invested and that The Working Centre contribute the interest from the investment to Working Centre projects.
The Working Centre sought an ethical investment option, and became members of the ...
The 27th Annual Mayors' Dinner
These contributions allow us to build on some exciting new projects, as a way to keep our work innovative and adaptive to the changing needs of the people we serve. Bequests and in memoriam contributions this year have included donations from:
Manulife Donation Matching
Each year Manulife hosts a Christmas dinner, where employees contribute donations to The Working Centre. Manulife matches these donations, and this year the result was an $8,000 contribution to St. John’s Kitchen.
From their website: “Manulife’s corporate philanthropy operates under a decentralized model that emphasizes giving back to the communities where it does business and...Read more
New Gift Giving Traditions for the Holidays
The Working Centre was fortunate to be a part of some creative gift giving this holiday season. A local family generously shared their new tradition with us. Rather than exchange presents at Christmas time, the adults in the family play games together in a spirit of community giving – competing good-naturedly with one another for the privilege of donating to the charitable organization of...Read more
Thank you to Moores Clothing for Men and the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
Over the past two years The Working Centre has hosted a ‘Free’ Suit Sale at St. John’s Kitchen. This has been made possible by Moores Clothing for Men stores and their Annual Suit Drive that they run each summer. Hundreds of suits, dress shirts, dress pants and ties are donated to The Working Centre.
This year we were approached by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce...Read more
Jared Davison is a local photographer hosting an exhibition of his photographs at Kitchener City Hall...Read more
Dan's 40 for 40 Birthday
Dan invited his friends to celebrate his 40th birthday and to support the projects of the Working Centre at this celebration. He called it 40 for 40.
Through Dan’s invitation to family and friends over $5,000 was raised in the support of several community-based projects. In particular, Dan asked that these donations be...
24th Annual Golf Tournament in support of The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen
The Bauer Kitchen Donates to The Working Centre through Arts Based Twitter Campaign
Last fall the Bauer Kitchener and Paul Kalbfleisch collaborated on a Twitter Campaign to raise money for The Working Centre. The idea was simple, 'Tweet What’s Under Your Feet'. People were asked to take a photo of art-under-their-feet and tweet it to The Bauer Kitchen. For each picture posted to Twitter in this campaign, the Bauer Kitchen donated $1.00 to The Working Centre.
Annual Coin Drive
We are inviting local schools in Waterloo Region to participate in our Annual Coin Drive in support of The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen. As you begin this school year, we want to invite you to take a moment to learn about some exciting developments in our community. Schools play a significant role in teaching our children about building community...Read more