2021 Reusable Bag Donations
March 7, 2022

Giving back is core to who we are here at Homestead Co-op and we strive to be locally invested in our communities. It is very important to our organization that we are committed to contributing to the betterment of our communities, our members and our employees.

It is because of your support at our Co-op locations that we are able to give back generously to our community. This program is part of our commitment to sustainability by supporting our members, and communities in reducing single-use plastic bag waste. As part of the program, we donate 3₵ cents for each reusable bag used by our customers.

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2021 Organizations

In 2021, we raised almost $6,500 for our four recipients: Caisse Community Centre, Kat's Kritters Rescue, M.I.L.E.S. for Seniors and the Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Cooperation's Reaching Home program. They each received $1,650 from our 2021 Reusable Bag Program.

PCRC Reaching Home Program

The Portage Community Shelter, formerly known as Rest-A-Bit Shelter, was an overnight emergency shelter serving unhoused people in Portage la Prairie and area. The Portage Community Shelter was the only shelter of its kind between Winnipeg and Brandon, and slept up to five guests per night. The Shelter itself closed in September 2021 as they didn’t have enough funding to keep an actual “brick and mortar” building open, but they now run the Reaching Home Program which finds housing for those struggling with homelessness.

M.I.L.E.S. for Seniors

The M.I.L.E.S. for Seniors Program in a nonprofit whose mission is to help seniors in the Treherne, Manitoba area maintain independent living for a longer period of time. They cook and deliver 12-20 meals a day at a low cost five days a week to any senior who would like to participate in the program. They can also assist with housework, yard chores and drives to appointments. While they don't have a website, please feel free to email them at miles@rmofvictoria.com or call them directly if you have questions or would like to help: 204-526-2249.

Caisse Community Centre

The Community of La Salle is a vibrant community of over 3000 people located along the picturesque La Salle River just 8 kilometres south of Winnipeg, Manitoba. La Salle has a very strong community recreation program and is dedicated to enhancing the lives of its residents through developing a love for sport for all age groups and the completion of a new state of the art recreation facility in 2013, the Caisse Community Centre.

Kat's Kritters Rescue

Kat's Kritters Rescue helps stray and unwanted animals by providing veterinary care and a safe, loving, enriching environment. They work to transfer healthy, social, adoptable animals into the adoption programs of other reputable organizations and provide permanent sanctuary to animals that thrive there, and that may not be appropriate candidates for adoption due to reasons of health or behaviour. They are a 100% volunteer based organization founded in January 2014 out of acknowledgment of the overwhelming number of homeless and unwanted animals in the province.

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