Purchase Your Tickets Today For a Chance to WIN $1600 in Gas and Groceries

Purchase Your Tickets Today For a Chance to WIN $1600 in Gas and Groceries

Posted Apr 29th, 2019 in News & Updates, Upcoming Events, Past Events, Homelessness, Poverty, Funds, In the News, Housing Crisis

Purchase Your Tickets Today For a Chance to WIN $1600 in Gas and Groceries

Raffle Draws Light to Challenges Faced by Those Waiting for an Affordable Home

Lack of affordable housing is a region-wide issue.  Those who visit food banks report that their greatest barrier to afford food is directly correlated to their earnings spent on housing. 
Paying 30% of pre-tax income on basic housing costs (rent, mortgage, and utilities) puts a household in affordable housing need. Spending 50% puts a household in severe housing need.

For an average low income household this leaves approximately $100 a month or $3 a day to cover food, clothing and other expenses. This is typical of a Niagara household in crisis.

Look for us at events throughout the summer to purchase your tickets for a chance to win. Anyone with an extra $10 in their pocket can secure a ticket in our Every Day Essentials Raffle. You will be in the running to win $1000 in President's Choice grocery cards and $600 in gas cards. By doing so, you will also be helping to combat poverty and homelessness in our communities.

We are giving a Great Big THANK YOU to FirstOntario Credit Union, Gales Gas Station Niagara Falls, and Zehrs Glendale Avenue for showing corporate collaboration and for setting a wonderful example of giving. We hope to raise $12,000 with the proceeds from raffle tickets sales in support of our programs and services. 

How to purchase tickets:

1)      With cash at any of the St.Catharines FirstOntario Credit Union Locations

  • 148 Niagara St
  • 1200 Fourth Ave
  • 4-387 Scott St
  • 600 Ontario St
2)      In our office at 166 James St.in St.Catharines or with cash, debit or credit card or by phone at 905- 684-1660 ext 4

3)      At upcoming community event booths
  • Wednesday May 1st 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Gord’s Restaurant in St.Catharines
  • Thursday May 2nd 6 pm to 7:30 pm at The First Ontario Preforming Arts Centre in St.Cath
  • Sat May 11th  8 am to 2 pm at the Mother’s Day Weekend Event in the Market Square in St.Cath
  • Sat May 18th  8 am to 12:00 pm at the Farmer’s Market in Welland
  • Sat May 25th  8 am to 12:30 pm at the Farmer’s Market in Niagara Falls

Many additional dates will be added throughout the summer!

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