Day to Day Activities – Our Legacy2018-06-27T19:14:59+00:00

OMT Charity continues to street feed weekly in Surrey & Vancouver

As you can see from below OMT Charity is very active so some events might have been missed. Thank you for your support.

2018

JANUARY 2018

1st Handed out food as well as Winter Jackets & Blankets on several street corners of DTES

2nd Handed out food & clothing in DTES

3rd Met with Parks Board staff at Oppenheimer Park to set date for next feeding – Sunday March 11, 2018

4th Picked up 12 large boxes (4’x4’) of donated new clothing from Bishop’s Clothing

6th handed out sandwiches & fruit as well as 25 warm jackets at 135A St, Surrey (Tent City)

6th 8 boxes of women’s & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

8th Men’s, women’s & children’s clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre Surrey

10th Spent 6 hours sorting clothing donated by Bishop’s Clothiers

11th 10 large bags of men’s clothing taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel (Wholeway House)

13th Street feeding & warm jackets & blankets handed out at several locations in DTES

14th Picked up 9 large boxes of bread, buns & pastries from Cobs Bread in Maple Ridge

15th Morning – hundreds of loaves of bread distributed to shelters & kitchens & street folk in New West, Surrey, Burnaby & Vancouver

15th Evening – Clothing & pastries taken to Surrey Urban Mission

18th Sleeping bags & sandwiches handed out after midnight on cold frosty night

21st Street feeding (food & drinks) plus warm coats handed out at several locations in DTES

23rd Spent 8 hours shopping for dry goods for March 11/18 feeding/clothing event at Oppenheimer Park

24th Received 165 new blankets from 2 separate donors

25th Picked up large donation of new clothing from Guess Outlet store in Richmond

27th Women’s clothing delivered to DTES Women’s Centre

29th Women’s clothing delivered to Atira Women’s Centre in Vancouver

30th Street feeding & warm jacket hand out at several DTES locations

30th Street feeding & warm blanket hand out at 135A St Surrey (Tent City)

31st Women’s & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

FEBRUARY 2018

1st Fruit & hot chocolate plus blankets/winter jackets/sleeping bags taken to DTES

2nd Blankets & sleeping bags taken to Tent City @ 135A St, Surrey

2nd Children’s clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission

2nd Women’s & children’s clothing & toiletries taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre

5th Street feedings on several corners in DTES

7th Men’s clothing taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel (Wholeway House) Vancouver

8th Meeting with Management of Oppenheimer Park re: future feeding/clothing events

10th Spent 8 hours shopping for dry goods to be used at our March 11 feeding event at Oppenheimer Park

11th Bread, buns & pastries picked up from Cobs Bread in Maple Ridge

14th Handed out winter coats & toques plus street corner feedings in DTES

17th Street feeding 135A St Surrey

18th 10 large bags of donated clothing picked up from Guess Jeans Outlet in Richmond

19th 10 bags of clothing sorted and delivered to DTES Women’s Centre

21st Street feeding (food & drinks) at several locations in DTES

23rd Clothes & toys taken to Salvation Army Women’s & Children’s Centre

23rd Sleeping bags & pillows handed out in back alleys of DTES

25th Street feeding & clothing hand out at 135A St, Surrey

27th 12 bags of women’s clothing and toiletries taken to Atira Women’s Centre

As you can see One More Time is busy so some activities might have been missed. Henning & Don are on the go most days.

1st Street feedings New Westminster & Burnaby & 135A St Surrey

1st Women’s clothing & toys taken t Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre

3rd One More Time Charity 4th Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament was held at False Creek Yacht Club. With 32 players plus 10-observers we raised $3100 to be used for our March 11 Oppenheimer Park Feeding & Clothing event. Many thanks to all who participated.

5th Women’s & Children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

7th Street feeding on several street corners of the Downtown East Side. Food/drinks/fruit

8th After 11 PM Henning distributed blankets, sleeping bags & winter jackets to people living in alleyways & sleeping on park benches in the Downtown Eastside.

9th All day shopping (6hrs) for non-perishable food for March 11 Oppenheimer Park event.

10th Spent 8 hours shopping for & cooking perishable items to be used at our March 11 feeding event at Oppenheimer Park.

10th PM with volunteer help we loaded one 3 Ton truck with supplies, tables, BBQs, clothing for handout etc for Sunday March 11 Event.

11th 6am set up start for 11am feeding start in Oppenheimer Park. We had a wonderful day for the weather and we served 2950 hot meals and gave out more than 5000 clothing items and 2500 items of toiletries were handed out. We cleaned up by 6 pm.

11th 85 OMTC T Shirts were handed out to our Super Volunteers. Extra special thanks to our sponsors Pacific Power Tech, Valley Countertops Industries, The Garage, and WiMundo High Speed Internet Access Solutions.

13th Street feeding throughout the Downtown Eastside (we used up left-overs from the feeding.

14th Street feeding at 135A St Surrey with left-overs from the feeding on March 11th.

19th 6 large bags of women’s clothing picked up from Guess Jeans Outlet

20th Women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre Vancouver

21st Don & Henning spent the day preparing our Annual Tax return and charities report.

22nd Cobs Bakery pickup in Maple Ridge, 150 loaves of breads, 15 dozen buns & 150 pastries

23rd Bread, buns & pastries delivered to agencies in New Westminster, Surrey & Vancouver.

26th Sandwiches, fruit & drink handed out on many Downtown Eastside street corners.

27th Street feeding on 135A Street Surrey

29th OMTC held our 2018 Annual General Meeting with Board of Directors & Advisors.

31st Henning helped at Union Gospel Mission serving at their large Easter Meal event.

Future Events

July 29th, 2018 Oppenheimer Park, Large feeding/clothing event

August tbd 2018 Ice cream handout

October 20, 2018 5th Texas Hold’em Tournament

Plus street feedings & clothing handouts 2-3 times per week

As you can see One More Time is busy so some activities might have been missed. Henning & Don are on the go most days.

APRIL 2018

2nd Street feeding 135A St Surrey Food, fruit & toiletries handed out

4th Attended memorial service in Downtown Eastside (Oppenheimer Park) for missing & murdered women

6th Downtown Eastside street feeding; food, drinks & fruit handed out at several locations.

8th donated Women’s clothing picked up at Guess Jeans outlet in Richmond

9th Women’s clothing (new) taken to Downtown Eastside women’s centre

10th Henning spent part of the day assisting a mother reconnect with her hospitalized daughter. Helped to find recovery housing for daughter.

12th OMTC meeting at Coquitlam library with students from Heritage Woods Secondary School to discuss upcoming Youth Philanthropy Initiative feeding at 135A St Surrey

14th Street feeding at 135A St Surrey, Food, fruit & clothing handed out.

15th Cobs Bakery pick up in Port Moody (bread, buns, pastries  yum yum)

16th Bread, buns, pastries delivered to streets & recovery housing in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster & Surrey

18th OMTC is very happy to add COSTCO as a proud sponsor

19th OMTC prepping & packing trailer for tomorrow’s Youth Philanthropy Program street feeding event at Tent City 135A St Surrey

20th 5 students & 5 volunteers served 400 meals (hot dogs, sandwiches, salad etc) as part of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The rain held off!!!!!

21st Street feeding in Downtown Eastside (several street corners & back alleys)

22nd OMTC was donated a brand new $500 BBQ from WestCan Auto Parts/Home Hardware

23rd Toys & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

26th Men’s clothing taken to Avalon Men’s Recovery House – Pender St Vancouver

27th Women’s clothing & toiletries taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Friendship Centre

29th Sandwiches/drinks taken to 135A St, Tent City, Surrey

Upcoming events

July 29th, 2018 Oppenheimer Park, Large feeding/clothing event

August TBD 2018 Ice cream handout

October 20, 2018 5th Texas Hold’em Tournament

Plus street feedings & clothing handouts 2-3 times per week

As you can see One More Time is busy so some activities might have been missed. Henning & Don are on the go most days.

1st Clothes & Toys taken to Union Gospel Mission Surrey

3rd OMTC is proud to be nominated to the BC Charity Achievements Award; this is our 4th consecutive year that this honor is coming our way.

6th Downtown Eastside street feeding; food, drinks & fruit handed out at several locations.

7th Yea! OMTC is happy to announce that the group of students from Heritage Woods High School is representing us against 54 other groups at their school. They have passed the first round and are going on to the Semi-finals to compete with 24 groups for a $5000 bursary. THANK YOU! Emily, Jade, Reid & Anna

8th Many boxes of bread, buns & pastries picked up from new Donor, COBS Bread at Oxford Connector, Port Coquitlam.

9th Bread buns & pastries distributed to many locations in New West, Surrey, Burnaby & Vancouver.

10th Henning met with new Coordinator at Oppenheimer Park to arrange future events for 2018.

11th Henning met with Mother Y & Daughter S to check up on S’s progress in her new treatment. I believe that with caring support, victory over poverty is possible.

13th Donated clothing picked up from Guess Clothing outlet.

15th Clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society .

16th Clothing taken to Atira Women’s & Children’s Centre Vancouver.

17th Men’s clothing taken to Avalon Hotel, Vancouver (Men’s Wholeway House)

18th Yippee! Our Youth Philanthropy Initiative Students from Heritage Woods High School have now progressed to the finals to be held May 1st with a chance to win $5000 for OMTC. They are one of only 4 groups left from the original 56 starters.

19th Street feeding of sandwiches, fruit & drinks at 135A St Surrey

19th Delivery of women’s clothing & toys to Surrey Urban Mission

23rd Street feeding of sandwiches, fruit & drinks on several corners of Downtown Eastside Vancouver

24th Clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre Surrey

25th Met with Oppenheimer Park’s Antoinette & booked Sunday June 24th for Ice Cream giveaway. We hope to serve 1200-1500 yummy Ice Cream Sundaes.

30th This month was especially busy with many donations of clothing from our many friends. Thank You!

31st Henning & Don went to the final presentations for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative today. Our team supported us superbly but did not take the prize. Many thanks to Emily, Jade, Reid & Anna for all your hard work.

Upcoming events

June 24th Ice Cream Handout

July 29th, 2018 Oppenheimer Park, Large feeding/clothing event

August TBD 2018 Ice cream handout

October 20, 2018 5th Texas Hold’em Tournament

Plus street feedings & clothing handouts 2-3 times per week

As you can see One More Time is busy so some activities might have been missed. Henning & Don are on the go most days.

2017

Monthly Activities December 2017

December 2017

2nd Bishop’s Clothiers donated more than 2500 pieces of new clothing. 3 truckloads of women’s, men’s & kids clothing; much of it is winter clothing . WOW

5th 1 truckload of bed linen & pillows donated to Surrey Urban Mission.

6th Henning & Karl sorted out 20 boxes of clothing and then filled 45-50 extra-large garbage bags. We need to sort so that we know where to donate the clothing.

8th Sandwiches, drinks & fruit taken to DTES Vancouver in the evening.

9th Women’s winter clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre, DTES

10th In the morning – street feeding at 135A St, Surrey. Winter coats handed out as well.

10th In the evening – Pick up bread, buns & pastries from Cobs Bakery in Maple Ridge

11th Bread/buns/pastries delivered in Surrey, New West & Vancouver

11th Winter clothing delivered to Downtown Eastside Caring Centre

12h Clothing & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre.

13th Turkeys with all the trimmings delivered to 5 houses (women’s safe housing) in Surrey, Burnaby & Vancouver

14th 10 bags of winter clothing & 4 boxes of toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission

15th Street feeding on many corners in Downtown Eastside. Also 20 warm jackets handed out.

15th Midnight – sleeping bags, blankets & pillows handed out in many back alleys of DTES, Surrey & New West

16th 30 Winter jackets taken to Avalon Men’s hotel in Vancouver (Wholeway House)

16th Street feeding at tent city 135A St Surrey. Also handed out blankets & pillows.

17th 10 large turkeys (20-25 lbs) & vegetables given to Single Family Food Bank

18th New Toys taken to Union Gospel Mission in New West plus 25 loaves of bread.

18th Winter jackets, toques & scarves taken to New Leaf, New Life in New West.

19th Morning street feeding on several street corners in Vancouver, Surrey, New West & Burnaby. Also handed out winter jackets.

19th Henning dressed up as Santa for the Rolling Thunder Tribe 12th annual Christmas Caroling event at the south steps Vancouver Art Gallery. With 35 carollers and the band photos with Santa raised $175 for food to be donated.

20th Winter Coats, scarves & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre, Surrey

20th Warm winter clothing & two boxes of oranges (10 lbs each) taken to Atira Women’s Centre, DTES

21st 275 sandwiches & drinks plus fruit and 20 winter jackets handed ou on street corners of DTES

21st Midnight run with sleeping bags, blankets & pillows taken to streets & alleys for those who didn’t get an inside room for the night.

21st 6 large bags of clothing & $250 of groceries taken to victims of Dec 19th fire (Commercial&Francis) which destroyed everything they owned.

22nd Evening – 350 sandwiches, drinks & fruit taken to many street corners and alleys in DTES

22nd Final preparation for our T-shirt promo for early 2018. Many thanks to The Garage, Wimundo High Speed Internet Access Solutions, Valley Countertops Industries Ltd and Pacific Powertech Inc. for your support.

23rd  at 10:30 pm Sleeping bag/blankets handed out in Vancouver, Surrey, New West. It was COLD.

24th Street feeding – sandwiches, drinks & cookies served on several street corners in DTES.

26th 7 boxes & 12 bags of winter clothing taken to Covenant House in Vancouver

26th 5 bags of children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission plus 5 bags of children’s clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre

27th 5 large bags of children’s & ladies clothing & food taken to displaced victims of Dec 19th apartment fire at Commercial & Francis

28th Warm clothing and chocolates donated to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

29th morning street feeding at 135A St Surrey tent city.

29th toys & clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who has helped in 2017.

This has been our most active year to date , especially December.

Thank you again,

Henning Nielsen, Don McMillan and our Board of Directors & Advisors

Upcoming events: Weekly street feeding & clothing handouts

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament March 3, 2018

Oppenheimer Park Feeding Sunday March 11, 2018

Monthly Activities November 2017

November 2017

1st Donated clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

1st Street feeding on several street corners in Downtown Eastside

2nd  After 11pm – sleeping bags, blankets and fruit taken to back alleys and parks in Downtown Eastside

4th Street feeding – sandwiches, fruit & drinks plus blankets taken to DTES

6th 10 large bags of clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission

8th 8 large bags of children‘s clothing & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Family Centre

9th Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and jackets taken to alleys of Downtown Eastside

10th Shopping and food prep for Nov 11 Texas Hold‘em Poker Tournament

12h Our 3rd Texas Hold‘em Poker Tournament was held at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. 42 players participated (our most successful tournament yet). We raised $3000 to go to purchase food for our next feeding in March 2018 and for our Winter Assistance Programs.

12th Cobs Bakery- picked up 2 car loads – hundreds of loaves of bread and many many pastries.

13th Bread & buns distributed in New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver

15th Sandwiches, drinks & fruit and 15 heavy jackets handed out on several street corners in DTES.

18th Sandwiches, drinks, fruit, toques & scarves handed out on 135A St, Surrey

20th Street feeding at several locations in DTES

22nd Board of Directors meeting at Pacific Powertech offices at 7PM

24th Several large bags of men‘s clothing & shoes taken to Avalon Men‘s Hotel & Wholeway House on Abbott St Vancouver

25th Guess Clothing Outlet Richmond donated 6 large bags of women‘s clothing which we picked up and delivered to Atira Women‘s Centre

26th Sleeping bags, blankets & jackets handed out at 1 AM in DTES alleys

29th OMTC is happy to announce that our 4th Texas Hold‘em Poker Tournament has been booked for March 3, 2018 at False Creek Yacht Club

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

Monthly Activities October 2017

October 2017

2nd  Women’s and children’s clothing & toiletries(10 large bags) taken to Atira Women’s & Children’s Centre Downtown Eastside

3rd Street feeding on several street corners Downtown Eastside & Pigeon Park (Sandwiches/drinks/fruit)

4th donated Guess clothing pickup at Richmond McArthur Mall location (12 bags of upscale clothing)

5th Sleeping bags/pillows/blankets/drinks taken to Downtown Eastside back alleys after midnight; it’s starting to get very cold on the streets.

6th 12 large bags of women’s clothing, shoes & toiletries taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

8th Bread, buns & pasties picked up at Cobs Bread in Maple Ridge (8 large boxes)

9th Bread, buns & pasties distributed on the streets of New Westminster & Surrey and to Union Gospel Mission and Surrey Urban Mission.

12h Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey, sandwiches/drinks/fruit.

12th Assorted men’s, women’s and children’s winter clothing and  boxes of toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

15th Evening street feeding in Downtown Eastside.

18th OMT Board of Directors met for an information meeting of sharing and getting ideas with Mission Possible in Downtown Eastside.

18th Board of Directors had mini breakfast meeting (McMillan, Nielsen, Hite, Cheeseman)

20th Clothing taken to Caring Centre, Downtown Eastside.

23rd  800 tubes of toothpaste picked up in Coquitlam; thank you Marlo for arranging this donation.

23rd Food purchase & preparation for Oct 24th Rolling Thunder Tribe Street feeding on October 24th.

24th After : food prep  5:30pm to 7:30 pm Rolling Thunder Tribe & OMT Board & friends provide street feeding on 135A St, Surrey. Approx 375 -400 hot & cold meals & drinks served. Many thanks to 12 volunteers.

25th Sandwiches/ drinks/fruit served on street corners in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver

26th Clothing & shoes taken to Atira Women’s Centre, Downtown Eastside

28th Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament posters distributed & hung in many Vancouver locations. Don & Anthony also created an information brochure that explains One More Time Charity activities.

31st Street feeding & blanket handout on 135A St, Surrey

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

Monthly Activities September 2017

1st   A day of preparation for the Oppenheimer Park feeding on September 2; unloaded fridges & freezers, cooked pasta for salad & potatoes. Plus 5 men volunteers loaded the truck with all supplies & equipment for the September 2 feeding

2nd  6 am to 4:30 pm – setting up at Oppenheimer Park, cooking & serving 3070 delicious, hot meals and handing out thousands of items of clothing & toiletries. It was a hot & beautiful day. Thanks to all 64 volunteers.

3rd All day cleanup after Oppenheimer Park feeding.

5th Pick up donated food left over from PNE at Jim’s Diner. 1500 Hot dogs, hundreds of burgers, thousands of bun, 300 lbs of potatoes, 800 lbs of onions. Some of this was distributed that afternoon in the Downtown Eastside and the balance was taken home to the OMTC coolers & freezers for future use/distribution.

7th Union Gospel Mission bread delivery + Surrey Urban Mission delivery of children’s clothing & toy s

9th Women’s clothes taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

10th Pick up bread/buns/pastries from Cobbs Bakery in Maple Ridge.

11th Bread/buns/pastries handed out on street corners in New West, Burnaby, Vancouver

13th Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks delivered to Downtown Eastside

16th Some of OMTC Board of Directors attended the first screening of the documentary of the Downtown Eastside, “No Way Out”. It was a look inside the lives of the less fortunate.

17th 12 boxes of clothing picked up in Burnaby

19th 14 bags of clothing taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre in the Downtown Eastside

22nd Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks distributed in Surrey

23rd Date changed for Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Cancelled date October 1. NEW DATE –November 11, 2017.

24th Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks distributed in the Downtown Eastside

27th Women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre in Downtown Eastside

29th Street feeding of sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks in Downtown Eastside

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

1st Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey – sandwiches and lots of cold drinks and fruit

3rd Toys, children’s & women’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

4th Downtown Eastside street feeding – sandwiches/cold drinks/fruit

6th Street feeding Downtown Eastside – sandwiches/cold drinks/fruit

8th women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

9th Clothing & cheese buns taken to outside of Atira Women’s Centre, Carral Street

12th Sandwiches/drinks/fruit & some pillows taken downtown after midnight to people living in back alleys

14th Meeting with Director of Carnegie Hall + Oppenheimer Park; to discuss details of upcoming large feeding on September 2, 2017

14th Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on 135A St, Surrey

18th Sandwiches/cold drinks/fruit taken to streets in Surrey PLUS clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

20th Full day spent shopping for dry goods to be used at our upcoming feeding on September 2/17 (approx. $2500 worth)

22nd Street feeding – sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on several corners in Downtown Eastside

26th Picked up women’s clothing donated by Guess Outlet in Richmond (approx. 300 pieces)

27th Women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Housing facility in Vancouver

28th Toys & kids’ clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

31st Fresh meat (turkey & hams) purchased & ordered for our September 2/17 feeding (approx. $3800 spent)

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

2nd Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks handed out on several street corners in DTES

3rd Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks handed out on several street corners in Surrey & New Westminster

5th 8 large bags of women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

6th Children’s clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission, King George Hwy

7th Street feeding & cold drinks & oranges handed out on several street corners of Downtown Eastside

9th Cobb’s bread & pastry pick up in Maple Ridge (150 loaves of bread, 18 dozen pastries & 12 dozen buns)

10th Bread distributed in New Westminster, Surrey & Burnaby

12th Donated clothing picked up in Langley, 15 large bags

14th Toys plus women’s & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

14th Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on 135A St, Surrey

18th Street feeding plus 300-400 bottles of cold water distributed on streets of Downtown Eastside (VERY HOT DAY)

19th OMT Annual General meeting, two new directors added; Grant Cheeseman & Cam Hite

21st 10 bags of women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre, Vancouver

22nd Street feeding – sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on several corners in Downtown Eastside

24th Several large bags of new donated clothing picked up from Guess Outlet in Queensborough

25th Delivered 8 bags of ladies & girl’s clothing to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

25th Street feeding – Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out all over Downtown Eastside

27th Henning met with Oppenheimer Park staff to go over stats/number for our large feeding on Sept 2/17 at Oppenheimer Park

28th 6 hrs spent shopping for dry goods for Sept 2 feeding at Oppenheimer Park

29th Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out in Surrey & Vancouver

31st Toiletries & clothing taken to Caring Place, Hastings Street

 

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

1st Clothing + Bread + Fruit delivered to Green Leaf New Leaf in New Westminster

3rd Street feeding in Downtown Eastside

5th OMT delivered women’s clothing to Atira Women’s Center. Held Street Feeding afterward.

6th Clothing from Guess Outlet picked up & sorted then delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

7th OMT met with Carla of Vancouver Parks Board in regards to Permits/Insurance for September 02 Oppenheimer Park Feeding & Clothing event.

8th 10 large bags of upscale men’s clothing + 35 pairs of running shoes taken to Avalon Hotel/ Men’s Wholeway House

9th Street feeding on several street corners in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

11th Cobs Bakery pick up – 1 car load of 100 loaves of bread + 200 pastries

12th Bread & buns delivered in New Westminster, Surrey & Downtown Eastside

14th Street Feeding (sandwiches, water, bananas + oranges) distributed on many street corners of Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

15th Toys & clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

16th After noon – sign hanging for Garage Sale on 17th

16th Evening – loading 1 ton truck with garage sale goodies for 17th sale

17st 7 am start Garage Sale, very successful event. Approx $1600 raised. Packed up at 3pm & returned to Coquitlam to unload and return borrowed truck. Thanks to West-Can Auto for the truck.

19th 2 truckloads of goodies delivered to the disabled (leftover garage sale goods.

21st Street feeding in New Westminster & Surrey (sandwiches, drinks & fruit)

23rd Meeting with Vancouver Parks Board staff in regards to September 02 Oppenheimer Park Feeding & Clothing Event followed by Street Feeding in Downtown Eastside (sandwiches, drinks, fruit plus handed out some clothing)

26th 6 boxes of toys were taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

28th Sorted clothing donated by Bishop’s (1000s of items). Thank You Ray Saunders for the use of your warehouse space.

29th Don, Henning & Laurie met to discuss OMTC new website to debut in Summer 2017.

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

3rd – Clothing & Toys delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

5th – 10 large bags of clothing delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

6th – Clothing delivered to Caring Centre Downtown Eastside.

7th – 1 truck load of bread/buns/pastries picked up from Cobs Bakery Maple Ridge.

8th – Bread & buns distributed to centres in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster & Surrey.

9th – Street feeding on several street corners in Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

10th – Youth Philanthropy Program – team of girls from Heritage Woods Secondary School won their group entry and progressed to semi finals.

12th – Street feeding on several street corners of Downtown Eastside.

14th – OMT picked up a truck load of bread/buns/pastries from Cobs Bakery in Maple Ridge.

15th – Bread/buns/pastries (many hundreds) distributed in Surrey, New Westminster & Vancouver.

17th – Two truckloads of new men’s, women’s & children’s donated clothing was picked up from Bishop’s Clothing Manufacture. Everything from sportswear, dresses, jackets. We received 48+ large boxes.

19th – Clothing & toys were taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

20th – Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey.

21st – Sandwiches, fruit, drinks, & clothing taken to Downtown Eastside.

22nd – Youth Philanthropy Program – The One More Time team finished in the top 3 of the Heritage Secondary School program. Thank you young ladies, for doing a great job sharing the message of One More Time Charity with your fellow students.

25th – Sandwiches & liquids & fruit handed out on several street corners in the Downtown Eastside.

27th – Clothing & toys were taken to Surrey Urban Mission followed by a street feeding on 135A St, Surrey.

30th – One More Time & Team Sabre plus guests went to Ray Saunders warehouse and sorted out thousands of pieces of clothing that was donated to us. After sorting we will be able to distribute this clothing to the appropriate recipients. (women’s support centres, battered women & children’s centres, Surrey Urban Mission, at our street feedings, children’s community groups in DTES.

1st – Street feeding Downtown Eastside.

3rd – Street feeding New Westminster & 135A St, Surrey.

4th – Clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

6th – 1 box each of apples and oranges taken to Green Leaf/New Leaf New Westminster.

7th – Men’s clothing taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel Wholeway House Program.

9th – Clothing & small appliances received as donation from SPCA thrift sale.

10th – Picked up new women’s clothing from Guess Outlet Queensborough/ sorted and delivered to Eastside Womens Centre in Vancouver.

13th – Women’s clothing and toys taken to Atira Women’s Centre Vancouver.

15th – Several bags & boxes of children’s clothing and toys delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

17th – Clothing taken to Lookout Emergency Men’s Housing in New Westminster in addition to 3 boxes of bread & buns.

19th – OMT & Anna, Jinny, Natalie & Sherilyn from Heritage Woods Secondary School of Port Moody provided sandwiches/drinks/cookies to 150+ hungry individuals at 135A St Surrey (for their Youth Philanthropy program entry).

21st – Met with Heritage Woods Philanthropy group at Port Moody Library to discuss OMT & provide info for their presentation to the school.

22nd – All day (10hrs +) Garage Sale/Estate Sale in White rock – $750 was raised for OMT.

23rd – Clean up from Garage Sale – all unsold items moved to storage in anticipation of June 17th OMT garage sale.

25th – Street feeding on many street corners in the Downtown Eastside.

28th – Street feeding on 135A Street also handed out clothing and toiletries.

29th – Received offer of donation of a pallet of bottles of water and dealcoholized beer, we will make arrangements to pick up and relocate Many thanks for the referral Ray Saunders.

1st – Several larges bags (11) of ladies clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

2nd – Sandwiches & drinks served on 135A St, Surrey. Clothing & toiletries handed out to people at Tent City 135A St, Surrey.

3rd – Men’s clothing & shoes taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel, Pender St, Vancouver.

4th – Street feeding of sandwiches and drinks on several street corners in the Downtown Eastside.

5th – 1 truck load of bread & buns & pastries picked up at Cobbs Bakery in Maple Ridge during heavy snow storm.

6th – bread/buns distributed to several support centres in Downtown Eastside and on street corners.

7th – bread/buns taken to Union Gospel Mission & Greenleaf-New Leaf, New Westminster.

10th – Children’s clothing & toys taken to Salvation Army Family Centre Vancouver.

11th – Fundraiser – Don & Henning worked as bartenders at Tim & Trish Raw’s 25th Wedding Anniversary party. All funds raised from drink sales.

15th, 16th & 17th – More than 45 man hours were spent shopping for food and other items for March 19/17 feeding & clothing event at Oppenheimer Park.

18th – Several man Hours were spent loading up 1 ton truck with most of the equipment (tables/tarts/pop-ups/pots & pans/dry goods) for the feeding tomorrow.

19th – 6am to 3pm – 3425 big hot meals with all the trimmings were served by 66 volunteers.

20th – Vegetables and buns taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre.

23rd – Upscale clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre.

25th – Women’s & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

26th – Sleeping bags & sandwiches taken to back alleys in Downtown Eastside.

27th – Food & drink taken to 135A St, Surrey.

1st – 10 winter jackets, 2 boxes of apples and some pastries taken to Green Leaf/New Leaf in New Westminster.

2nd – sandwiches, drinks and oranges taken to several street corners in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

4th – Met with Oppenheimer Park staff in regards to our next large feeding to be held on March 19/17.

5th – 1 truck load of approx. $1000 worth of baked goods picked up from Cobbs Bakery in Maple Ridge!.

6th – bread/buns/pastries distributed in Burnaby, New Westminster & Surrey.

7th – bread/buns/pastries distributed all over Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

10th – Clothing toys and toiletries taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

12th – Sandwiches, drinks and fruit taken to Downtown Eastside for distribution on the streets.

15th – One More Time held their 3rd Texas Hold’em Poker Dealers practice session in New Westminster, 7 volunteer dealers attended.

17th – Clothing and toiletries taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

18th – Toys and clothing taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Center Vancouver.

21st – Clothing and shoes for men taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel in Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

23rd – Clothing and food taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

25th – One More Time Charity held 2nd annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club 58 attendees, 33 players pokered up and $1850 was raised towards our next feeding on March 19/17.

27th – Clothing food & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

3rd – OMTC received BC Government Gaming License for our February 25th Texas Hold’em Poker event at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club.

4th – 8 large bags of clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

6th – Sandwiches and hot chocolate taken to 135A St, Surrey.

7th – Men’s clothing, mostly winter jackets, taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel.

9th – Street feeding on many street corners in the Downtown Eastside (hot chocolate, sandwiches, pastries, fruit, cold drinks).

10th – 20 sleeping bags and drinks taken to Downtown Eastside after midnight and handed out to street sleepers.

11th – Men’s socks, shoes, pants and warm winter clothing taken to Salvation Army Men’s division.

13th – 2 boxes of oranges + pastries (several hundred) taken to Green Leaf/New Leaf in New Westminster.

15th – Morning – 10 large bags of ladies clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Evening – 25 large bags of donated women’s clothing picked up from Delta (1 truckload) then taken home, sorted and repacked for distribution.

16th – 20 bags of women’s clothing taken to Atira women’s centre in Vancouver.

18th – 8 large boxes of toys & clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission Women’s & Children’s Centre.

20th – Sandwiches + hot and cold drinks taken to the people on the streets of the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.

21st – Received large donation of ladies clothing and toys (lady delivered directly to Don’s home).

23rd – sandwiches, drinks & fruit distributed throughout DTES.

26th – One More Time (via Don) took 40 lbs of ladies toiletries & cosmetics to Cuba (on his own dime) where it was handed out to many very happy Cuban ladies (these are just one type of item that is sadly very scarce in Cuba.

27th – 6 large bags of new clothing picked up from Guess Clothing Outlet in Richmond.

28th – All of the Guess clothing + 30 loaves of bread delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

29th – Meeting with Vancouver Parks Board staff, received permission for usage & insurance for our next big feeding at Oppenheimer Park on Sunday March 19th 2017; We will provide hot food and clothing for upward of 3000 people from the area.

31st – Sandwiches & drinks taken to several Downtown Eastside centres.

2016

 

1st – Another all day search for a site for the OMTC Christmas Carolling event, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Trib. Candles & signage ordered.

2nd – Large summer clothes pickup in addition to sleeping bags & blankets and lots of winter clothes.

3rd – Sandwiches and clothing handed out on 135A St in Surrey.

4th – Picked up 1 truck and trailer load of bread/buns/pastries from Cob’s Bakery in Maple Ridge.

5th – Bread/Pastries/buns plus winter clothing handed out on several street corners around Lower Mainland (full day).

6th – Clothing and shoes taken to Down Town Eastside Women’s Centre.

7th – At 11PM handed out sleeping bags/blankets/pillows plus winter jackets to some of the tent city residents in the snow on 135A St Surrey. Also hot chocolate.

11th – sleeping bags/blankets/pillows taken to 135A St Surrey for persons sleeping on the cold cement sidewalk.

14th – OMT nominated for BC Achievement Award. This is the 3rd time in the last 3 years.

16th – OMT & Rolling Thunder Tribe Carolling Fundraiser – 65 carollers singing & 80 carollers & Santa raising funds to help the less fortunate this winter.

17th – Winter clothing distributed to homeless in Surrey/New West/Vancouver.

20th – OMT Charity 12th year in Service helping the less fortunate. We will surpass the 100,000 full meals served within the next 30 days.

21st – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

22nd – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

28th – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

29th – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The above work on Dec 21-29 was not funded by OMTC. These expenses were funded privately. As you can see OMT (Henning & Don) is keeping busy and so some event/activities may have been missed on this recap.

1st – Handed out sandwiches, hot chocolate, fruit and toiletries & toiletries on many street corners of the Downtown Eastside.

3rd – delivered 1 truck & trailer load of winter clothing, boots & toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

4th – Received a large clothing donation from Guess Outlet Richmond.

5th – Women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside.

6th – Picked up 1 truck & trailer full of bread, buns & pastries from Cob’s Bread in Maple Ridge.

7th – Distributed baked goods all over Surrey, New Westminster & Vancouver.

9th – Men’s winter clothing and toiletries taken to Union Gospel Mission Men’s Centre.

11th – Children’s clothing and toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

14th – Sandwiches, hot chocolate and fruit distributed on many street corners in the DTES.

16th – Picked up 20 large bags of winter clothing and 2 boxes of toiletries in Burnaby.

18th – Sandwiches, hot soup and pastries distributed in DTES.

21st – winter clothing, shoes & toys taken to Atira Women’s & Family Centre.

23rd – sandwiches, hot chocolate & fruit distributed throughout DTES.

25th – Large donation of clothing & toys & toiletries picked up in Langley.

28th – women’s, men’s & children’s clothing & toiletries delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

29th – Spent the day procuring a spot for 2016 Xmas Carolling fundraiser.

30th – street feeding of solids & liquids & hot chocolate all over DTES.

1st – Clothing and toys delivered to Salvation Army Women & Family Centre.

2nd – Henning & Don + volunteers spent the evening filling 2 trucks, 1 trailer & 1 car with food, clothing and supplies for the Sept 3rd feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

3rd – From 8am to 3pm 68 volunteers set up and cooked and served 2850 great hot meals in addition a truckload of good new & used clothing and hundreds of toiletries were handed out. This was a super event held in conjunction with the Vancouver Parks Board End of Summer festival. The rain stopped 15 minutes before we began serving. Good Karma!.

5th – Men’s, women’s & children’s clothing toiletries & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre Surrey.

6th – picked up donation of 2 truckloads & 1 trailer full of meat, buns, cheese & vegetables from Jim’s Diner at close of PNE.

7th – Street feeding in Downtown Eastside; sandwiches, fruit & water and some toiletries handed out.

8th – Still distributing food and drink product throughout DTES, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Coquitlam. This is an all-day process.

12th – AM-Food & fruit handed out on street corners all over Downtown Eastside – PM-Delivered 12 bags of clothing & 4 large boxes of toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

14th – Henning met with Ruby, manager at VanCity New West Branch to discuss partnering with OMT once again.

16th – Donated burgers & hot dog supplies from Jim’s Diner to Lance Lim’s group for their Sept 17 feeding at Oppenheimer Park also prepped for our 1st OMT Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.

17th – OMT Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament Fundraiser was held at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. 36 players played from 7:30-12:00 raising more than $1400 for OMT’s next venture. After 4 hrs of elimination play 1st place Brian Von Einsiedel 2nd place Ric Beau 3rd place Doug Wilson. Each of the winners donated most of their prizes to OMT and Doug Wilson gave us all of his 50-50 winnings. Many Thanks to all players and volunteers!!!

19th – 1 truckload of women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

21st – food, water & fruit taken to 135A St, Surrey and handed out on the street.

22nd – Henning attended Vancity New West Branch to receive a bursary and gave a speech to the staff detailing OMT’s goals & activities. They also donated 1500 individual packets of ice tea mix, 1000 hot chocolate mix and 1000 packs of Van Houtte coffee which were distributed on Sept 23rd in the DTES to Salvation Army, Avalon Hotel Wholeway House and Union Gospel Mission.

26th – Don picked up 1 SUV load of donated children’s clothing from Eagle Ridge Elementary School (last year’s lost & found unclaimed items).

28th – Children’s clothing & toys & women’s clothing taken to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

30th – Food, fruit & drinks taken to DTES and handed out on street corners.

1st – Clothing and toys delivered to Salvation Army Women & Family Centre.

2nd – Henning & Don + volunteers spent the evening filling 2 trucks, 1 trailer & 1 car with food, clothing and supplies for the Sept 3rd feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

3rd – From 8am to 3pm 68 volunteers set up and cooked and served 2850 great hot meals in addition a truckload of good new & used clothing and hundreds of toiletries were handed out. This was a super event held in conjunction with the Vancouver Parks Board End of Summer festival. The rain stopped 15 minutes before we began serving. Good Karma!.

5th – Men’s, women’s & children’s clothing toiletries & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre Surrey.

6th – picked up donation of 2 truckloads & 1 trailer full of meat, buns, cheese & vegetables from Jim’s Diner at close of PNE.

7th – Street feeding in Downtown Eastside; sandwiches, fruit & water and some toiletries handed out.

8th – Still distributing food and drink product throughout DTES, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Coquitlam. This is an all-day process.

12th – AM-Food & fruit handed out on street corners all over Downtown Eastside – PM-Delivered 12 bags of clothing & 4 large boxes of toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

14th – Henning met with Ruby, manager at VanCity New West Branch to discuss partnering with OMT once again.

16th – Donated burgers & hot dog supplies from Jim’s Diner to Lance Lim’s group for their Sept 17 feeding at Oppenheimer Park also prepped for our 1st OMT Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.

17th – OMT Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament Fundraiser was held at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. 36 players played from 7:30-12:00 raising more than $1400 for OMT’s next venture. After 4 hrs of elimination play 1st place Brian Von Einsiedel 2nd place Ric Beau 3rd place Doug Wilson. Each of the winners donated most of their prizes to OMT and Doug Wilson gave us all of his 50-50 winnings. Many Thanks to all players and volunteers!!!

19th – 1 truckload of women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

21st – food, water & fruit taken to 135A St, Surrey and handed out on the street.

22nd – Henning attended Vancity New West Branch to receive a bursary and gave a speech to the staff detailing OMT’s goals & activities. They also donated 1500 individual packets of ice tea mix, 1000 hot chocolate mix and 1000 packs of Van Houtte coffee which were distributed on Sept 23rd in the DTES to Salvation Army, Avalon Hotel Wholeway House and Union Gospel Mission.

26th – Don picked up 1 SUV load of donated children’s clothing from Eagle Ridge Elementary School (last year’s lost & found unclaimed items).

28th – Children’s clothing & toys & women’s clothing taken to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

30th – Food, fruit & drinks taken to DTES and handed out on street corners.

2nd – 13 large bags of donated women’s clothing, 3 large boxes (15 lbs each) of ladies toiletries & 2 boxes of toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

3rd – OMT spent the day picking up donated clothing & other items from Langley, Burnaby, Vancouver & Richmond.

5th – Delivered 20 large bags of women’s clothing + 2 large boxes of toiletries to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

7th – Picked up $1000 worth of Bread, Buns & Pastries from Cobbs Bakery Maple Ridge (donated).

7th – Delivered 8 large bags of children’s clothing + 3 boxes of toys to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

8th – OMT spent the morning distributing bakery product all over Downtown Eastside, New Westminster & Burnaby (1 truck + trailer full).

9th – OMT met with Vancouver Parks Board reps to discuss upcoming large feeding.

9th – Pick up new clothing from Guess Jeans Outlet, Richmond.

10th – 20 bags of clothing picked up in Burnaby & 16 bags picked up in North Vancouver.

11th – Cold bottled water + sandwiches & oranges distributed all over Downtown Eastside.

13th – 15 bags of dresses delivered to Atira Women’s Centre Downtown Eastside.

15th – cold bottled water, oranges and watermelon distributed Downtown Eastside.

17th – Water, Watermelon + other fruit handed out on the DTES streets.

19th – Children’s clothing & toys delivered to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

21st – Sandwiches, water & fruit & toiletries taken to 135A St, Surrey.

23rd – OMT met with Kins Farm Market reps at their HO Richmond to discuss fruit & vegetable donation for Sept 3 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

23rd – met with Costco about their annual donation to OMT.

25th – 18 large bags of men’s clothing delivered to Avalon Hotel & Men’s Wholeway House.

27th – picked up 25 bag clothing donation in Burnaby & 20 bag donation of clothing & toiletries in White Rock.

30th – Delivered clothing for women, men & children + toys & toiletries to Surrey Urban Mission. (1 truck + trailer full).

– In addition to listed activities Henning spent most of August sourcing & buying food for the upcoming feeding on Sept 3 at Oppenheimer Park as well as phoning around for volunteers & looking for pop up canopies to borrow for the event.

2nd – Clothes and toys delivered to Surrey Urban Mission, Surrey.

3rd – picked up at COBs Bakery Maple Ridge $1000+ bread/buns/pastry.

4th – Team Steel & OMT Charity joint BBQ feeding +water handout + pastries for 200 served at 135A St Surrey.

5th – Hundreds of loaves of bread and hundreds of pastries taken to DownTown East Side and distributed on many street corners all morning

7th – OMT picked up 4 large boxes of donated women’s clothing from Guess Outlet in Queensboro, New Westminster.

9th – After sorting all Guess clothing + cosmetics/toiletries were taken to Atira Women’s Centre downtown.

10th – 12 bags of children’s clothing and toys taken to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Surrey.

12th – sandwiches and cold drinks handed out in Burnaby & New Westminster.

14th – Clothes, toys & canned goods delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

15th – Don, Henning met with Greg Crane to discuss and plan the first ever OMT Pro/Am Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser to be held Saturday September 17th at Fraser Yacht Club.

17th – Sandwiches/pastries/water and clothing distributed all over DTES.

19th – Met with Karla of Vancouver Parks Board at Oppenheimer Park office to discuss OMT joining in their Endless Summer Festival on Saturday 3rd. We will put on a large feeding that day, approx. 3500 people. Drinks & sandwiches also distributed on street corners in DTES.

21st – 12 large bags of clothing and toiletries taken to DTES Women’s Centre.

1st – Don & Henning went to White Rock to pick 12 boxes & 8.large bags of ladies clothing. PLUS Food & clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

2nd – Preliminary set up of garage sale in Burnaby (for June 11).PLUS Ladies clothing delivered to Atira Women’s Centre Vancouver.

4th – Sandwiches, pastries & liquids taken to Downtown Eastside; for street feeding.

5th – Picked up 2 truckloads of breads, buns& pastries from COB’S Bakery in Maple Ridge ($1500.00 retail value)

6th – Morning- Bread, Buns & Pastries distributed at Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, Atira Women’s Centre, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and many many street corners in the Downtown Eastside. PLUS Evening-Team Steel & OMT met and prepared 110 sandwiches and took them + bottles water & 300 pastries to 135A St, Surrey for street feeding and to Surrey Urban Mission. Anthony McGillvrey took some out to for distribution in Maple Ridge.

7th – Don & Henning met with author Kathrin Lake who wrote “Survival to Thrival”. Kathrin who works with Women’s Rape Centre donated 50 copies of her book for OMT to distribute to volunteers or sell to fund feedings. She also donated women’s clothing.

8th – 8 large bags & 3 boxes of toys delivered to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Surrey.

11th – OMT had a very successful Garage Sale in Burnaby at the Banning’s home. All funds raised to be used for the Sept 3, 2016 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

13th – 100 chicken buns & water handed out on street corners in Burnaby & New Westminster.

15th – 10 large bags of upscale clothing picked up from Guess Outlet Richmond.

16th – Meeting at God’s Little Acre Farm about veggie donations.

1st – Henning & Don picked up another $1500.00 worth of bread, buns & pastries from COBS in Maple Ridge.

2nd – Teams Steel & Phoenix along with OMT makes and distributes more than 250 sandwiches along with pastries and water. Handed out in Mission & Surrey.

3rd – Don & Henning spend the day handing out hundreds of loaves of bread + buns & pastries to 8 halfway houses/women’s/children’s centres plus many street corners all over Vancouver, Surrey & New Westminster.

6th – Sandwiches & liquids taken to Downtown Eastside and handed out. 2 boxes of toys taken to Union Gospel Mission Women’s & Family Centre.

7th – Toys & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission (8 lg bags clothing & 3 boxes toys).

8th – OMT sponsored 4 single Mothers (each with 2-4 children) to a special Mother’s Day Brunch in Port Moody.

11th – 10 bags of men’s clothing & personal items picked up in Tsawassen.

13th – 10 large bags of women’s clothing picked up from Guess Outlet Queensborough. Spent the rest of the day sorting hundreds of items.

16th – Clothes from Guess sorted and taken to Atira Women’s Centre.

19th – Pick-up truck & trailer used to pick up clothing & furniture in White Rock.

20th – planning meeting for 2 garage sales to be held in June. June 11 in New Westminster and June 25th in Vancouver.

22nd – picked up one pick-up truck & trailer load of donated items in North Van.

24th – Delivery of furniture/clothing/arts & crafts to 5 Family Centres in Vancouver, Surrey & Vancouver.

26th – Henning met with Jas at God’s Little Acre Farm to arrange for future produce donations.

28th – Sandwiches & drinks distributed throughout Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

2nd – Pick up in Burnaby 10 bags of men’s clothing & 18 cases of mixed soups (360 portions). Clothing items sorted and delivered to Avalon Wholeway House in Vancouver. Cases of soup distributed to Union Gospel Mission Vancouver & Surrey Urban Mission.

3rd – Don& Henning picked up one truckload of bread, buns & pastries donated from COBS Bread in Maple Ridge. (More than $1500.00 retail cost)

4th – Henning & Don distributed bread, buns & pastries to several support centres in Vancouver. (Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Salvation Army, Elizabeth Fry Centre, Atira Women’s Centre).

9th – Several bags of ladies & children’s clothing and 2 boxes of toys & puzzles delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

10th – Clothing donations picked up in Langley, Richmond, Surrey & White Rock.

13th – Don picked up 1 truckload of clothing & garage sale items in Coquitlam.

16th – Sandwiches & drinks delivered to several street corners in the Downtown Eastside from 8pm-10pm.

18th – Henning & Don met with Vancouver Parks Board to discuss future feedings at Oppenheimer Park.

20th – picked up in Kitsilano, 1 truckload + 1 trailer of clothing, furniture & mixed items.

22nd – 8 large boxes of ladies clothing + 2 large bags of ladies shoes + 2 large boxes of toiletries delivered to Downtown Eastside Centre.

23rd – Furniture delivered to Big Brothers & Sisters location.

25th – 100lbs of donated oranges taken to Downtown Eastside & handed out with sandwiches and drinks.

27th – Toys & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

29th – Food, clothing & drinks taken to Pigeon Park.

30th – Women & Children’s clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Friendship Centre Surrey.

2nd – 6 hours was spent grocery shopping for March 20 Oppenheimer Park Feed 4000 event.

5th – Sandwiches, drinks and clothing handed out on Downtown Eastside street corners.

6th – OMT picked up more than $1000 of fresh COBS bread, buns & pastries which was distributed throughout the DTSE. 300 sweet buns were frozen for use at March 20 feeding event.

9th – Henning represented OMT at Eagle Mountain Middle School’s Young Entrepreneurs event. Ethan Hite sold Hacky Sacks and donated 20% of his profits to OMT, the kids in Ethan’s class voted OMT as their #1 choice to support.

10th – 8 boxes of miscellaneous kitchen equipment taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

11th – This day was spent cooking 6 large turkeys for the March 20th Feed 4000 event. The evening was spent picking the meat off the bones of 6 large turkeys. The meat was packed in bags and frozen to be reheated with gravy and potatoes on March 20.

12th – 8 large bags of women’s clothing and toiletries delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Association.

17th – 10 large bags of clothing given to Second Mile Housing Group.

19th – We spent this day loading trucks with equipment and food for the feeding tomorrow.

20th – 6am to 3pm – loading, unloading & setting up pop up tents & tarps, cooking good meals for 3200+ people. In addition 2 big truckloads of new or gently used clothing was unloaded and offered for free. Thank you to all the helpers (64 strong) plus David Gradige & his bandmates who provided background music. We had lousy weather but the pop ups saved the day and everyone got a hot meal and satisfaction.

22nd – 6 boxes of assorted kitchen items and toiletries were taken to Atira Women’s Shelter on Carrall Street.

23rd – Sandwiches, juice & clothing distributed in Downtown Eastside.

25th – Don & Henning will meet with the Parks Board about OMT’s next big feeding event, planned for Sept 4/2016.

28th – Heritage Woods Secondary School, Port Moody students Brock, Ethan, Oliver & Ben will enter Stage 1 of the competition against 80 other teams for a bursary of $5000 to the winner.

1st – Don and Henning deliver 8 large bags of women’s clothing and lots of toiletries to Women’s Downtown Eastside Centre.

3rd – Toys, women’s clothing and vegetables taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

4th – Blankets, Sleeping bags and food handed out in New Westminster, Surrey and Downtown Eastside during the night.

7th – Street feeding and clothing handed out Sunday night.

12th – OMT contacted by 4 Heritage Woods High School students (Coquitlam) with a request to represent OMT in the Youth Philanthropy Program. (OMT will take these young men on a tour of DTES and they will facilitate a mini feeding at Oppenheimer Park as well as visit several facilities).

14th – Blankets, warm jackets and food handed out on the Downtown Eastside and Surrey & Coquitlam.

16th – 15 men’s jackets & 8 bags of men’s winter clothing taken to Avalon Hotel Men’s Wholeway House.

17th – Henning & Don met with Karla (Mgr of Oppenheimer Park, Vancouver Parks Board) to discuss and obtain permits for the Feb 25th YPI mini feeding and our March 20/16 Feed 4000 event.

18th – 4 bags of clothing donated to Avalon Wholeway House and 4 bags of clothing donated to Women’s Eastside Centre.

16th – 8 large bags of upscale men’s clothing donated to OMT.

17th – 8 large bags of assorted men’s clothing & 100 pairs of socks delivered to Avalon Wholeway House.

18th – Don & Henning met at Port Moody Library with the YPI students from Heritage Woods HS. Brock, Ethan, Oliver & Ben will represent OMT in a joint school & YPI school program for a chance to win a bursary for OMT. Game plan and mini feeding/excursion to DTES discussed.

20th – Met with YMAW to pick up donations for March 20 Oppenheimer Park feeding.

22nd – We volunteered at Strathcona Community Centre ; we helped with their breakfast and afternoon snacks for Grade 1 to 5 students. Many of the students are under the supervision of the Ministry of Children Health & Safety.

24th – We spent the day prepping food and shopping for the Feb 25th mini feeding with the YPI students.

25th – 6am to 4pm spent with YPI students (Heritage Woods Sec School).

1) feeding 450 hungry folk at Oppenheimer Park a hot lunch of spaghetti & meatballs, hot dogs & drinks as well as distributing clothing.

2) We then took the students to Avalon Hotel Wholeway House for Men where they were given a tour of the facility including a single person’s room.

3) Following this we took them to the Vancouver Eastside Women’s Centre to see their facility and hear of their services. Finally we spent 2 ½ hrs at Strathcona Community Centre’s Kid’s Kitchen where the YPI students helped unload more than 1000 lbs of fruit and vegetables then went upstairs to see the afternoon snack program with the young school kids.

29th – 2 boxes of toys & several bags of ladies clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

2nd – 2nd blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, sandwiches & drinks distributed in Downtown Eastside.

4th – 100 lbs of potatoes, 80 lbs of apples plus 2 boxes of toys + women’s and children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

5th – 10 large bags of clothing and toiletries delivered to Eastside Women’s Centre.

6th – Quarterly bulletin printed.

7th – Large quantity of COBS bread procured in Maple Ridge and distributed to 1/2 way houses & women’s centres around New West, Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver.

10th – 6 bags of clothing and kitchen items delivered to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre Downtown Eastside.

12th – Blankets, sleeping bags, Jackets delivered after midnight along with fruit & sandwiches all over Downtown Eastside.

13th – Henning & Don had a successful meeting with the new Manager of Oppenheimer Park; we have full cooperation of Vancouver Parks Board.

15th – OMT created a fundraiser using the crowdfunding online site YouCaring.com. All monies raised will help with the rising costs of food for our upcoming March 20, 2016 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

17th – Blankets, sleeping bags, jackets as well as food, drinks & fruit distributed overnight in the Downtown Eastside.

19th – Towels, toiletries plus 8 large bags of women’s clothing taken to women’s centres in Vancouver.

21st – 12 large bags of men’s clothing plus 15 winter jackets taken to Avalon Wholeway Hotel for Men.

24th – Children’s toys, books & clothing + food taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Family Centre in Surrey.

26th – 2 full truckloads of clothing plus kitchen items distributed DTES as we inherited two apartments worth of goods.

29th – Food and clothing distributed in DTES.

2017

Monthly Activities December 2017

December 2017

2nd Bishop’s Clothiers donated more than 2500 pieces of new clothing. 3 truckloads of women’s, men’s & kids clothing; much of it is winter clothing . WOW

5th 1 truckload of bed linen & pillows donated to Surrey Urban Mission.

6th Henning & Karl sorted out 20 boxes of clothing and then filled 45-50 extra-large garbage bags. We need to sort so that we know where to donate the clothing.

8th Sandwiches, drinks & fruit taken to DTES Vancouver in the evening.

9th Women’s winter clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre, DTES

10th In the morning – street feeding at 135A St, Surrey. Winter coats handed out as well.

10th In the evening – Pick up bread, buns & pastries from Cobs Bakery in Maple Ridge

11th Bread/buns/pastries delivered in Surrey, New West & Vancouver

11th Winter clothing delivered to Downtown Eastside Caring Centre

12h Clothing & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre.

13th Turkeys with all the trimmings delivered to 5 houses (women’s safe housing) in Surrey, Burnaby & Vancouver

14th 10 bags of winter clothing & 4 boxes of toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission

15th Street feeding on many corners in Downtown Eastside. Also 20 warm jackets handed out.

15th Midnight – sleeping bags, blankets & pillows handed out in many back alleys of DTES, Surrey & New West

16th 30 Winter jackets taken to Avalon Men’s hotel in Vancouver (Wholeway House)

16th Street feeding at tent city 135A St Surrey. Also handed out blankets & pillows.

17th 10 large turkeys (20-25 lbs) & vegetables given to Single Family Food Bank

18th New Toys taken to Union Gospel Mission in New West plus 25 loaves of bread.

18th Winter jackets, toques & scarves taken to New Leaf, New Life in New West.

19th Morning street feeding on several street corners in Vancouver, Surrey, New West & Burnaby. Also handed out winter jackets.

19th Henning dressed up as Santa for the Rolling Thunder Tribe 12th annual Christmas Caroling event at the south steps Vancouver Art Gallery. With 35 carollers and the band photos with Santa raised $175 for food to be donated.

20th Winter Coats, scarves & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre, Surrey

20th Warm winter clothing & two boxes of oranges (10 lbs each) taken to Atira Women’s Centre, DTES

21st 275 sandwiches & drinks plus fruit and 20 winter jackets handed ou on street corners of DTES

21st Midnight run with sleeping bags, blankets & pillows taken to streets & alleys for those who didn’t get an inside room for the night.

21st 6 large bags of clothing & $250 of groceries taken to victims of Dec 19th fire (Commercial&Francis) which destroyed everything they owned.

22nd Evening – 350 sandwiches, drinks & fruit taken to many street corners and alleys in DTES

22nd Final preparation for our T-shirt promo for early 2018. Many thanks to The Garage, Wimundo High Speed Internet Access Solutions, Valley Countertops Industries Ltd and Pacific Powertech Inc. for your support.

23rd  at 10:30 pm Sleeping bag/blankets handed out in Vancouver, Surrey, New West. It was COLD.

24th Street feeding – sandwiches, drinks & cookies served on several street corners in DTES.

26th 7 boxes & 12 bags of winter clothing taken to Covenant House in Vancouver

26th 5 bags of children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission plus 5 bags of children’s clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre

27th 5 large bags of children’s & ladies clothing & food taken to displaced victims of Dec 19th apartment fire at Commercial & Francis

28th Warm clothing and chocolates donated to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

29th morning street feeding at 135A St Surrey tent city.

29th toys & clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who has helped in 2017.

This has been our most active year to date , especially December.

Thank you again,

Henning Nielsen, Don McMillan and our Board of Directors & Advisors

Upcoming events: Weekly street feeding & clothing handouts

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament March 3, 2018

Oppenheimer Park Feeding Sunday March 11, 2018

Monthly Activities November 2017

November 2017

1st Donated clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

1st Street feeding on several street corners in Downtown Eastside

2nd  After 11pm – sleeping bags, blankets and fruit taken to back alleys and parks in Downtown Eastside

4th Street feeding – sandwiches, fruit & drinks plus blankets taken to DTES

6th 10 large bags of clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission

8th 8 large bags of children‘s clothing & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Family Centre

9th Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and jackets taken to alleys of Downtown Eastside

10th Shopping and food prep for Nov 11 Texas Hold‘em Poker Tournament

12h Our 3rd Texas Hold‘em Poker Tournament was held at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. 42 players participated (our most successful tournament yet). We raised $3000 to go to purchase food for our next feeding in March 2018 and for our Winter Assistance Programs.

12th Cobs Bakery- picked up 2 car loads – hundreds of loaves of bread and many many pastries.

13th Bread & buns distributed in New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver

15th Sandwiches, drinks & fruit and 15 heavy jackets handed out on several street corners in DTES.

18th Sandwiches, drinks, fruit, toques & scarves handed out on 135A St, Surrey

20th Street feeding at several locations in DTES

22nd Board of Directors meeting at Pacific Powertech offices at 7PM

24th Several large bags of men‘s clothing & shoes taken to Avalon Men‘s Hotel & Wholeway House on Abbott St Vancouver

25th Guess Clothing Outlet Richmond donated 6 large bags of women‘s clothing which we picked up and delivered to Atira Women‘s Centre

26th Sleeping bags, blankets & jackets handed out at 1 AM in DTES alleys

29th OMTC is happy to announce that our 4th Texas Hold‘em Poker Tournament has been booked for March 3, 2018 at False Creek Yacht Club

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

Monthly Activities October 2017

October 2017

2nd  Women’s and children’s clothing & toiletries(10 large bags) taken to Atira Women’s & Children’s Centre Downtown Eastside

3rd Street feeding on several street corners Downtown Eastside & Pigeon Park (Sandwiches/drinks/fruit)

4th donated Guess clothing pickup at Richmond McArthur Mall location (12 bags of upscale clothing)

5th Sleeping bags/pillows/blankets/drinks taken to Downtown Eastside back alleys after midnight; it’s starting to get very cold on the streets.

6th 12 large bags of women’s clothing, shoes & toiletries taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

8th Bread, buns & pasties picked up at Cobs Bread in Maple Ridge (8 large boxes)

9th Bread, buns & pasties distributed on the streets of New Westminster & Surrey and to Union Gospel Mission and Surrey Urban Mission.

12h Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey, sandwiches/drinks/fruit.

12th Assorted men’s, women’s and children’s winter clothing and  boxes of toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

15th Evening street feeding in Downtown Eastside.

18th OMT Board of Directors met for an information meeting of sharing and getting ideas with Mission Possible in Downtown Eastside.

18th Board of Directors had mini breakfast meeting (McMillan, Nielsen, Hite, Cheeseman)

20th Clothing taken to Caring Centre, Downtown Eastside.

23rd  800 tubes of toothpaste picked up in Coquitlam; thank you Marlo for arranging this donation.

23rd Food purchase & preparation for Oct 24th Rolling Thunder Tribe Street feeding on October 24th.

24th After : food prep  5:30pm to 7:30 pm Rolling Thunder Tribe & OMT Board & friends provide street feeding on 135A St, Surrey. Approx 375 -400 hot & cold meals & drinks served. Many thanks to 12 volunteers.

25th Sandwiches/ drinks/fruit served on street corners in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver

26th Clothing & shoes taken to Atira Women’s Centre, Downtown Eastside

28th Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament posters distributed & hung in many Vancouver locations. Don & Anthony also created an information brochure that explains One More Time Charity activities.

31st Street feeding & blanket handout on 135A St, Surrey

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

Monthly Activities September 2017

1st   A day of preparation for the Oppenheimer Park feeding on September 2; unloaded fridges & freezers, cooked pasta for salad & potatoes. Plus 5 men volunteers loaded the truck with all supplies & equipment for the September 2 feeding

2nd  6 am to 4:30 pm – setting up at Oppenheimer Park, cooking & serving 3070 delicious, hot meals and handing out thousands of items of clothing & toiletries. It was a hot & beautiful day. Thanks to all 64 volunteers.

3rd All day cleanup after Oppenheimer Park feeding.

5th Pick up donated food left over from PNE at Jim’s Diner. 1500 Hot dogs, hundreds of burgers, thousands of bun, 300 lbs of potatoes, 800 lbs of onions. Some of this was distributed that afternoon in the Downtown Eastside and the balance was taken home to the OMTC coolers & freezers for future use/distribution.

7th Union Gospel Mission bread delivery + Surrey Urban Mission delivery of children’s clothing & toy s

9th Women’s clothes taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

10th Pick up bread/buns/pastries from Cobbs Bakery in Maple Ridge.

11th Bread/buns/pastries handed out on street corners in New West, Burnaby, Vancouver

13th Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks delivered to Downtown Eastside

16th Some of OMTC Board of Directors attended the first screening of the documentary of the Downtown Eastside, “No Way Out”. It was a look inside the lives of the less fortunate.

17th 12 boxes of clothing picked up in Burnaby

19th 14 bags of clothing taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre in the Downtown Eastside

22nd Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks distributed in Surrey

23rd Date changed for Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Cancelled date October 1. NEW DATE –November 11, 2017.

24th Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks distributed in the Downtown Eastside

27th Women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre in Downtown Eastside

29th Street feeding of sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks in Downtown Eastside

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

1st Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey – sandwiches and lots of cold drinks and fruit

3rd Toys, children’s & women’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

4th Downtown Eastside street feeding – sandwiches/cold drinks/fruit

6th Street feeding Downtown Eastside – sandwiches/cold drinks/fruit

8th women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

9th Clothing & cheese buns taken to outside of Atira Women’s Centre, Carral Street

12th Sandwiches/drinks/fruit & some pillows taken downtown after midnight to people living in back alleys

14th Meeting with Director of Carnegie Hall + Oppenheimer Park; to discuss details of upcoming large feeding on September 2, 2017

14th Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on 135A St, Surrey

18th Sandwiches/cold drinks/fruit taken to streets in Surrey PLUS clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

20th Full day spent shopping for dry goods to be used at our upcoming feeding on September 2/17 (approx. $2500 worth)

22nd Street feeding – sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on several corners in Downtown Eastside

26th Picked up women’s clothing donated by Guess Outlet in Richmond (approx. 300 pieces)

27th Women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Housing facility in Vancouver

28th Toys & kids’ clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

31st Fresh meat (turkey & hams) purchased & ordered for our September 2/17 feeding (approx. $3800 spent)

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

2nd Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks handed out on several street corners in DTES

3rd Sandwiches, fruit & cold drinks handed out on several street corners in Surrey & New Westminster

5th 8 large bags of women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

6th Children’s clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission, King George Hwy

7th Street feeding & cold drinks & oranges handed out on several street corners of Downtown Eastside

9th Cobb’s bread & pastry pick up in Maple Ridge (150 loaves of bread, 18 dozen pastries & 12 dozen buns)

10th Bread distributed in New Westminster, Surrey & Burnaby

12th Donated clothing picked up in Langley, 15 large bags

14th Toys plus women’s & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission

14th Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on 135A St, Surrey

18th Street feeding plus 300-400 bottles of cold water distributed on streets of Downtown Eastside (VERY HOT DAY)

19th OMT Annual General meeting, two new directors added; Grant Cheeseman & Cam Hite

21st 10 bags of women’s clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre, Vancouver

22nd Street feeding – sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out on several corners in Downtown Eastside

24th Several large bags of new donated clothing picked up from Guess Outlet in Queensborough

25th Delivered 8 bags of ladies & girl’s clothing to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

25th Street feeding – Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out all over Downtown Eastside

27th Henning met with Oppenheimer Park staff to go over stats/number for our large feeding on Sept 2/17 at Oppenheimer Park

28th 6 hrs spent shopping for dry goods for Sept 2 feeding at Oppenheimer Park

29th Sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit handed out in Surrey & Vancouver

31st Toiletries & clothing taken to Caring Place, Hastings Street

 

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

1st Clothing + Bread + Fruit delivered to Green Leaf New Leaf in New Westminster

3rd Street feeding in Downtown Eastside

5th OMT delivered women’s clothing to Atira Women’s Center. Held Street Feeding afterward.

6th Clothing from Guess Outlet picked up & sorted then delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

7th OMT met with Carla of Vancouver Parks Board in regards to Permits/Insurance for September 02 Oppenheimer Park Feeding & Clothing event.

8th 10 large bags of upscale men’s clothing + 35 pairs of running shoes taken to Avalon Hotel/ Men’s Wholeway House

9th Street feeding on several street corners in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

11th Cobs Bakery pick up – 1 car load of 100 loaves of bread + 200 pastries

12th Bread & buns delivered in New Westminster, Surrey & Downtown Eastside

14th Street Feeding (sandwiches, water, bananas + oranges) distributed on many street corners of Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

15th Toys & clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

16th After noon – sign hanging for Garage Sale on 17th

16th Evening – loading 1 ton truck with garage sale goodies for 17th sale

17st 7 am start Garage Sale, very successful event. Approx $1600 raised. Packed up at 3pm & returned to Coquitlam to unload and return borrowed truck. Thanks to West-Can Auto for the truck.

19th 2 truckloads of goodies delivered to the disabled (leftover garage sale goods.

21st Street feeding in New Westminster & Surrey (sandwiches, drinks & fruit)

23rd Meeting with Vancouver Parks Board staff in regards to September 02 Oppenheimer Park Feeding & Clothing Event followed by Street Feeding in Downtown Eastside (sandwiches, drinks, fruit plus handed out some clothing)

26th 6 boxes of toys were taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

28th Sorted clothing donated by Bishop’s (1000s of items). Thank You Ray Saunders for the use of your warehouse space.

29th Don, Henning & Laurie met to discuss OMTC new website to debut in Summer 2017.

As you can see we are very busy trying to help those less fortunate so we may have missed a few activities in this bulletin.

3rd – Clothing & Toys delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

5th – 10 large bags of clothing delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

6th – Clothing delivered to Caring Centre Downtown Eastside.

7th – 1 truck load of bread/buns/pastries picked up from Cobs Bakery Maple Ridge.

8th – Bread & buns distributed to centres in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster & Surrey.

9th – Street feeding on several street corners in Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

10th – Youth Philanthropy Program – team of girls from Heritage Woods Secondary School won their group entry and progressed to semi finals.

12th – Street feeding on several street corners of Downtown Eastside.

14th – OMT picked up a truck load of bread/buns/pastries from Cobs Bakery in Maple Ridge.

15th – Bread/buns/pastries (many hundreds) distributed in Surrey, New Westminster & Vancouver.

17th – Two truckloads of new men’s, women’s & children’s donated clothing was picked up from Bishop’s Clothing Manufacture. Everything from sportswear, dresses, jackets. We received 48+ large boxes.

19th – Clothing & toys were taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

20th – Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey.

21st – Sandwiches, fruit, drinks, & clothing taken to Downtown Eastside.

22nd – Youth Philanthropy Program – The One More Time team finished in the top 3 of the Heritage Secondary School program. Thank you young ladies, for doing a great job sharing the message of One More Time Charity with your fellow students.

25th – Sandwiches & liquids & fruit handed out on several street corners in the Downtown Eastside.

27th – Clothing & toys were taken to Surrey Urban Mission followed by a street feeding on 135A St, Surrey.

30th – One More Time & Team Sabre plus guests went to Ray Saunders warehouse and sorted out thousands of pieces of clothing that was donated to us. After sorting we will be able to distribute this clothing to the appropriate recipients. (women’s support centres, battered women & children’s centres, Surrey Urban Mission, at our street feedings, children’s community groups in DTES.

1st – Street feeding Downtown Eastside.

3rd – Street feeding New Westminster & 135A St, Surrey.

4th – Clothing & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

6th – 1 box each of apples and oranges taken to Green Leaf/New Leaf New Westminster.

7th – Men’s clothing taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel Wholeway House Program.

9th – Clothing & small appliances received as donation from SPCA thrift sale.

10th – Picked up new women’s clothing from Guess Outlet Queensborough/ sorted and delivered to Eastside Womens Centre in Vancouver.

13th – Women’s clothing and toys taken to Atira Women’s Centre Vancouver.

15th – Several bags & boxes of children’s clothing and toys delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

17th – Clothing taken to Lookout Emergency Men’s Housing in New Westminster in addition to 3 boxes of bread & buns.

19th – OMT & Anna, Jinny, Natalie & Sherilyn from Heritage Woods Secondary School of Port Moody provided sandwiches/drinks/cookies to 150+ hungry individuals at 135A St Surrey (for their Youth Philanthropy program entry).

21st – Met with Heritage Woods Philanthropy group at Port Moody Library to discuss OMT & provide info for their presentation to the school.

22nd – All day (10hrs +) Garage Sale/Estate Sale in White rock – $750 was raised for OMT.

23rd – Clean up from Garage Sale – all unsold items moved to storage in anticipation of June 17th OMT garage sale.

25th – Street feeding on many street corners in the Downtown Eastside.

28th – Street feeding on 135A Street also handed out clothing and toiletries.

29th – Received offer of donation of a pallet of bottles of water and dealcoholized beer, we will make arrangements to pick up and relocate Many thanks for the referral Ray Saunders.

1st – Several larges bags (11) of ladies clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

2nd – Sandwiches & drinks served on 135A St, Surrey. Clothing & toiletries handed out to people at Tent City 135A St, Surrey.

3rd – Men’s clothing & shoes taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel, Pender St, Vancouver.

4th – Street feeding of sandwiches and drinks on several street corners in the Downtown Eastside.

5th – 1 truck load of bread & buns & pastries picked up at Cobbs Bakery in Maple Ridge during heavy snow storm.

6th – bread/buns distributed to several support centres in Downtown Eastside and on street corners.

7th – bread/buns taken to Union Gospel Mission & Greenleaf-New Leaf, New Westminster.

10th – Children’s clothing & toys taken to Salvation Army Family Centre Vancouver.

11th – Fundraiser – Don & Henning worked as bartenders at Tim & Trish Raw’s 25th Wedding Anniversary party. All funds raised from drink sales.

15th, 16th & 17th – More than 45 man hours were spent shopping for food and other items for March 19/17 feeding & clothing event at Oppenheimer Park.

18th – Several man Hours were spent loading up 1 ton truck with most of the equipment (tables/tarts/pop-ups/pots & pans/dry goods) for the feeding tomorrow.

19th – 6am to 3pm – 3425 big hot meals with all the trimmings were served by 66 volunteers.

20th – Vegetables and buns taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre.

23rd – Upscale clothing taken to Atira Women’s Centre.

25th – Women’s & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

26th – Sleeping bags & sandwiches taken to back alleys in Downtown Eastside.

27th – Food & drink taken to 135A St, Surrey.

1st – 10 winter jackets, 2 boxes of apples and some pastries taken to Green Leaf/New Leaf in New Westminster.

2nd – sandwiches, drinks and oranges taken to several street corners in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

4th – Met with Oppenheimer Park staff in regards to our next large feeding to be held on March 19/17.

5th – 1 truck load of approx. $1000 worth of baked goods picked up from Cobbs Bakery in Maple Ridge!.

6th – bread/buns/pastries distributed in Burnaby, New Westminster & Surrey.

7th – bread/buns/pastries distributed all over Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

10th – Clothing toys and toiletries taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

12th – Sandwiches, drinks and fruit taken to Downtown Eastside for distribution on the streets.

15th – One More Time held their 3rd Texas Hold’em Poker Dealers practice session in New Westminster, 7 volunteer dealers attended.

17th – Clothing and toiletries taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

18th – Toys and clothing taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Center Vancouver.

21st – Clothing and shoes for men taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel in Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

23rd – Clothing and food taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

25th – One More Time Charity held 2nd annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club 58 attendees, 33 players pokered up and $1850 was raised towards our next feeding on March 19/17.

27th – Clothing food & toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

3rd – OMTC received BC Government Gaming License for our February 25th Texas Hold’em Poker event at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club.

4th – 8 large bags of clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

6th – Sandwiches and hot chocolate taken to 135A St, Surrey.

7th – Men’s clothing, mostly winter jackets, taken to Avalon Men’s Hotel.

9th – Street feeding on many street corners in the Downtown Eastside (hot chocolate, sandwiches, pastries, fruit, cold drinks).

10th – 20 sleeping bags and drinks taken to Downtown Eastside after midnight and handed out to street sleepers.

11th – Men’s socks, shoes, pants and warm winter clothing taken to Salvation Army Men’s division.

13th – 2 boxes of oranges + pastries (several hundred) taken to Green Leaf/New Leaf in New Westminster.

15th – Morning – 10 large bags of ladies clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Evening – 25 large bags of donated women’s clothing picked up from Delta (1 truckload) then taken home, sorted and repacked for distribution.

16th – 20 bags of women’s clothing taken to Atira women’s centre in Vancouver.

18th – 8 large boxes of toys & clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission Women’s & Children’s Centre.

20th – Sandwiches + hot and cold drinks taken to the people on the streets of the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.

21st – Received large donation of ladies clothing and toys (lady delivered directly to Don’s home).

23rd – sandwiches, drinks & fruit distributed throughout DTES.

26th – One More Time (via Don) took 40 lbs of ladies toiletries & cosmetics to Cuba (on his own dime) where it was handed out to many very happy Cuban ladies (these are just one type of item that is sadly very scarce in Cuba.

27th – 6 large bags of new clothing picked up from Guess Clothing Outlet in Richmond.

28th – All of the Guess clothing + 30 loaves of bread delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

29th – Meeting with Vancouver Parks Board staff, received permission for usage & insurance for our next big feeding at Oppenheimer Park on Sunday March 19th 2017; We will provide hot food and clothing for upward of 3000 people from the area.

31st – Sandwiches & drinks taken to several Downtown Eastside centres.

2016

 

1st – Another all day search for a site for the OMTC Christmas Carolling event, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Trib. Candles & signage ordered.

2nd – Large summer clothes pickup in addition to sleeping bags & blankets and lots of winter clothes.

3rd – Sandwiches and clothing handed out on 135A St in Surrey.

4th – Picked up 1 truck and trailer load of bread/buns/pastries from Cob’s Bakery in Maple Ridge.

5th – Bread/Pastries/buns plus winter clothing handed out on several street corners around Lower Mainland (full day).

6th – Clothing and shoes taken to Down Town Eastside Women’s Centre.

7th – At 11PM handed out sleeping bags/blankets/pillows plus winter jackets to some of the tent city residents in the snow on 135A St Surrey. Also hot chocolate.

11th – sleeping bags/blankets/pillows taken to 135A St Surrey for persons sleeping on the cold cement sidewalk.

14th – OMT nominated for BC Achievement Award. This is the 3rd time in the last 3 years.

16th – OMT & Rolling Thunder Tribe Carolling Fundraiser – 65 carollers singing & 80 carollers & Santa raising funds to help the less fortunate this winter.

17th – Winter clothing distributed to homeless in Surrey/New West/Vancouver.

20th – OMT Charity 12th year in Service helping the less fortunate. We will surpass the 100,000 full meals served within the next 30 days.

21st – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

22nd – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

28th – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

29th – Henning helps “The Nest” charity home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The above work on Dec 21-29 was not funded by OMTC. These expenses were funded privately. As you can see OMT (Henning & Don) is keeping busy and so some event/activities may have been missed on this recap.

1st – Handed out sandwiches, hot chocolate, fruit and toiletries & toiletries on many street corners of the Downtown Eastside.

3rd – delivered 1 truck & trailer load of winter clothing, boots & toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

4th – Received a large clothing donation from Guess Outlet Richmond.

5th – Women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside.

6th – Picked up 1 truck & trailer full of bread, buns & pastries from Cob’s Bread in Maple Ridge.

7th – Distributed baked goods all over Surrey, New Westminster & Vancouver.

9th – Men’s winter clothing and toiletries taken to Union Gospel Mission Men’s Centre.

11th – Children’s clothing and toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

14th – Sandwiches, hot chocolate and fruit distributed on many street corners in the DTES.

16th – Picked up 20 large bags of winter clothing and 2 boxes of toiletries in Burnaby.

18th – Sandwiches, hot soup and pastries distributed in DTES.

21st – winter clothing, shoes & toys taken to Atira Women’s & Family Centre.

23rd – sandwiches, hot chocolate & fruit distributed throughout DTES.

25th – Large donation of clothing & toys & toiletries picked up in Langley.

28th – women’s, men’s & children’s clothing & toiletries delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

29th – Spent the day procuring a spot for 2016 Xmas Carolling fundraiser.

30th – street feeding of solids & liquids & hot chocolate all over DTES.

1st – Clothing and toys delivered to Salvation Army Women & Family Centre.

2nd – Henning & Don + volunteers spent the evening filling 2 trucks, 1 trailer & 1 car with food, clothing and supplies for the Sept 3rd feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

3rd – From 8am to 3pm 68 volunteers set up and cooked and served 2850 great hot meals in addition a truckload of good new & used clothing and hundreds of toiletries were handed out. This was a super event held in conjunction with the Vancouver Parks Board End of Summer festival. The rain stopped 15 minutes before we began serving. Good Karma!.

5th – Men’s, women’s & children’s clothing toiletries & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre Surrey.

6th – picked up donation of 2 truckloads & 1 trailer full of meat, buns, cheese & vegetables from Jim’s Diner at close of PNE.

7th – Street feeding in Downtown Eastside; sandwiches, fruit & water and some toiletries handed out.

8th – Still distributing food and drink product throughout DTES, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Coquitlam. This is an all-day process.

12th – AM-Food & fruit handed out on street corners all over Downtown Eastside – PM-Delivered 12 bags of clothing & 4 large boxes of toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

14th – Henning met with Ruby, manager at VanCity New West Branch to discuss partnering with OMT once again.

16th – Donated burgers & hot dog supplies from Jim’s Diner to Lance Lim’s group for their Sept 17 feeding at Oppenheimer Park also prepped for our 1st OMT Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.

17th – OMT Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament Fundraiser was held at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. 36 players played from 7:30-12:00 raising more than $1400 for OMT’s next venture. After 4 hrs of elimination play 1st place Brian Von Einsiedel 2nd place Ric Beau 3rd place Doug Wilson. Each of the winners donated most of their prizes to OMT and Doug Wilson gave us all of his 50-50 winnings. Many Thanks to all players and volunteers!!!

19th – 1 truckload of women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

21st – food, water & fruit taken to 135A St, Surrey and handed out on the street.

22nd – Henning attended Vancity New West Branch to receive a bursary and gave a speech to the staff detailing OMT’s goals & activities. They also donated 1500 individual packets of ice tea mix, 1000 hot chocolate mix and 1000 packs of Van Houtte coffee which were distributed on Sept 23rd in the DTES to Salvation Army, Avalon Hotel Wholeway House and Union Gospel Mission.

26th – Don picked up 1 SUV load of donated children’s clothing from Eagle Ridge Elementary School (last year’s lost & found unclaimed items).

28th – Children’s clothing & toys & women’s clothing taken to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

30th – Food, fruit & drinks taken to DTES and handed out on street corners.

1st – Clothing and toys delivered to Salvation Army Women & Family Centre.

2nd – Henning & Don + volunteers spent the evening filling 2 trucks, 1 trailer & 1 car with food, clothing and supplies for the Sept 3rd feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

3rd – From 8am to 3pm 68 volunteers set up and cooked and served 2850 great hot meals in addition a truckload of good new & used clothing and hundreds of toiletries were handed out. This was a super event held in conjunction with the Vancouver Parks Board End of Summer festival. The rain stopped 15 minutes before we began serving. Good Karma!.

5th – Men’s, women’s & children’s clothing toiletries & toys taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Centre Surrey.

6th – picked up donation of 2 truckloads & 1 trailer full of meat, buns, cheese & vegetables from Jim’s Diner at close of PNE.

7th – Street feeding in Downtown Eastside; sandwiches, fruit & water and some toiletries handed out.

8th – Still distributing food and drink product throughout DTES, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Coquitlam. This is an all-day process.

12th – AM-Food & fruit handed out on street corners all over Downtown Eastside – PM-Delivered 12 bags of clothing & 4 large boxes of toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

14th – Henning met with Ruby, manager at VanCity New West Branch to discuss partnering with OMT once again.

16th – Donated burgers & hot dog supplies from Jim’s Diner to Lance Lim’s group for their Sept 17 feeding at Oppenheimer Park also prepped for our 1st OMT Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.

17th – OMT Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament Fundraiser was held at the beautiful False Creek Yacht Club. 36 players played from 7:30-12:00 raising more than $1400 for OMT’s next venture. After 4 hrs of elimination play 1st place Brian Von Einsiedel 2nd place Ric Beau 3rd place Doug Wilson. Each of the winners donated most of their prizes to OMT and Doug Wilson gave us all of his 50-50 winnings. Many Thanks to all players and volunteers!!!

19th – 1 truckload of women’s clothing taken to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

21st – food, water & fruit taken to 135A St, Surrey and handed out on the street.

22nd – Henning attended Vancity New West Branch to receive a bursary and gave a speech to the staff detailing OMT’s goals & activities. They also donated 1500 individual packets of ice tea mix, 1000 hot chocolate mix and 1000 packs of Van Houtte coffee which were distributed on Sept 23rd in the DTES to Salvation Army, Avalon Hotel Wholeway House and Union Gospel Mission.

26th – Don picked up 1 SUV load of donated children’s clothing from Eagle Ridge Elementary School (last year’s lost & found unclaimed items).

28th – Children’s clothing & toys & women’s clothing taken to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

30th – Food, fruit & drinks taken to DTES and handed out on street corners.

2nd – 13 large bags of donated women’s clothing, 3 large boxes (15 lbs each) of ladies toiletries & 2 boxes of toys taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

3rd – OMT spent the day picking up donated clothing & other items from Langley, Burnaby, Vancouver & Richmond.

5th – Delivered 20 large bags of women’s clothing + 2 large boxes of toiletries to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

7th – Picked up $1000 worth of Bread, Buns & Pastries from Cobbs Bakery Maple Ridge (donated).

7th – Delivered 8 large bags of children’s clothing + 3 boxes of toys to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

8th – OMT spent the morning distributing bakery product all over Downtown Eastside, New Westminster & Burnaby (1 truck + trailer full).

9th – OMT met with Vancouver Parks Board reps to discuss upcoming large feeding.

9th – Pick up new clothing from Guess Jeans Outlet, Richmond.

10th – 20 bags of clothing picked up in Burnaby & 16 bags picked up in North Vancouver.

11th – Cold bottled water + sandwiches & oranges distributed all over Downtown Eastside.

13th – 15 bags of dresses delivered to Atira Women’s Centre Downtown Eastside.

15th – cold bottled water, oranges and watermelon distributed Downtown Eastside.

17th – Water, Watermelon + other fruit handed out on the DTES streets.

19th – Children’s clothing & toys delivered to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

21st – Sandwiches, water & fruit & toiletries taken to 135A St, Surrey.

23rd – OMT met with Kins Farm Market reps at their HO Richmond to discuss fruit & vegetable donation for Sept 3 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

23rd – met with Costco about their annual donation to OMT.

25th – 18 large bags of men’s clothing delivered to Avalon Hotel & Men’s Wholeway House.

27th – picked up 25 bag clothing donation in Burnaby & 20 bag donation of clothing & toiletries in White Rock.

30th – Delivered clothing for women, men & children + toys & toiletries to Surrey Urban Mission. (1 truck + trailer full).

– In addition to listed activities Henning spent most of August sourcing & buying food for the upcoming feeding on Sept 3 at Oppenheimer Park as well as phoning around for volunteers & looking for pop up canopies to borrow for the event.

2nd – Clothes and toys delivered to Surrey Urban Mission, Surrey.

3rd – picked up at COBs Bakery Maple Ridge $1000+ bread/buns/pastry.

4th – Team Steel & OMT Charity joint BBQ feeding +water handout + pastries for 200 served at 135A St Surrey.

5th – Hundreds of loaves of bread and hundreds of pastries taken to DownTown East Side and distributed on many street corners all morning

7th – OMT picked up 4 large boxes of donated women’s clothing from Guess Outlet in Queensboro, New Westminster.

9th – After sorting all Guess clothing + cosmetics/toiletries were taken to Atira Women’s Centre downtown.

10th – 12 bags of children’s clothing and toys taken to Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Surrey.

12th – sandwiches and cold drinks handed out in Burnaby & New Westminster.

14th – Clothes, toys & canned goods delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

15th – Don, Henning met with Greg Crane to discuss and plan the first ever OMT Pro/Am Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser to be held Saturday September 17th at Fraser Yacht Club.

17th – Sandwiches/pastries/water and clothing distributed all over DTES.

19th – Met with Karla of Vancouver Parks Board at Oppenheimer Park office to discuss OMT joining in their Endless Summer Festival on Saturday 3rd. We will put on a large feeding that day, approx. 3500 people. Drinks & sandwiches also distributed on street corners in DTES.

21st – 12 large bags of clothing and toiletries taken to DTES Women’s Centre.

1st – Don & Henning went to White Rock to pick 12 boxes & 8.large bags of ladies clothing. PLUS Food & clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

2nd – Preliminary set up of garage sale in Burnaby (for June 11).PLUS Ladies clothing delivered to Atira Women’s Centre Vancouver.

4th – Sandwiches, pastries & liquids taken to Downtown Eastside; for street feeding.

5th – Picked up 2 truckloads of breads, buns& pastries from COB’S Bakery in Maple Ridge ($1500.00 retail value)

6th – Morning- Bread, Buns & Pastries distributed at Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, Atira Women’s Centre, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and many many street corners in the Downtown Eastside. PLUS Evening-Team Steel & OMT met and prepared 110 sandwiches and took them + bottles water & 300 pastries to 135A St, Surrey for street feeding and to Surrey Urban Mission. Anthony McGillvrey took some out to for distribution in Maple Ridge.

7th – Don & Henning met with author Kathrin Lake who wrote “Survival to Thrival”. Kathrin who works with Women’s Rape Centre donated 50 copies of her book for OMT to distribute to volunteers or sell to fund feedings. She also donated women’s clothing.

8th – 8 large bags & 3 boxes of toys delivered to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Surrey.

11th – OMT had a very successful Garage Sale in Burnaby at the Banning’s home. All funds raised to be used for the Sept 3, 2016 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

13th – 100 chicken buns & water handed out on street corners in Burnaby & New Westminster.

15th – 10 large bags of upscale clothing picked up from Guess Outlet Richmond.

16th – Meeting at God’s Little Acre Farm about veggie donations.

1st – Henning & Don picked up another $1500.00 worth of bread, buns & pastries from COBS in Maple Ridge.

2nd – Teams Steel & Phoenix along with OMT makes and distributes more than 250 sandwiches along with pastries and water. Handed out in Mission & Surrey.

3rd – Don & Henning spend the day handing out hundreds of loaves of bread + buns & pastries to 8 halfway houses/women’s/children’s centres plus many street corners all over Vancouver, Surrey & New Westminster.

6th – Sandwiches & liquids taken to Downtown Eastside and handed out. 2 boxes of toys taken to Union Gospel Mission Women’s & Family Centre.

7th – Toys & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission (8 lg bags clothing & 3 boxes toys).

8th – OMT sponsored 4 single Mothers (each with 2-4 children) to a special Mother’s Day Brunch in Port Moody.

11th – 10 bags of men’s clothing & personal items picked up in Tsawassen.

13th – 10 large bags of women’s clothing picked up from Guess Outlet Queensborough. Spent the rest of the day sorting hundreds of items.

16th – Clothes from Guess sorted and taken to Atira Women’s Centre.

19th – Pick-up truck & trailer used to pick up clothing & furniture in White Rock.

20th – planning meeting for 2 garage sales to be held in June. June 11 in New Westminster and June 25th in Vancouver.

22nd – picked up one pick-up truck & trailer load of donated items in North Van.

24th – Delivery of furniture/clothing/arts & crafts to 5 Family Centres in Vancouver, Surrey & Vancouver.

26th – Henning met with Jas at God’s Little Acre Farm to arrange for future produce donations.

28th – Sandwiches & drinks distributed throughout Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

2nd – Pick up in Burnaby 10 bags of men’s clothing & 18 cases of mixed soups (360 portions). Clothing items sorted and delivered to Avalon Wholeway House in Vancouver. Cases of soup distributed to Union Gospel Mission Vancouver & Surrey Urban Mission.

3rd – Don& Henning picked up one truckload of bread, buns & pastries donated from COBS Bread in Maple Ridge. (More than $1500.00 retail cost)

4th – Henning & Don distributed bread, buns & pastries to several support centres in Vancouver. (Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Salvation Army, Elizabeth Fry Centre, Atira Women’s Centre).

9th – Several bags of ladies & children’s clothing and 2 boxes of toys & puzzles delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

10th – Clothing donations picked up in Langley, Richmond, Surrey & White Rock.

13th – Don picked up 1 truckload of clothing & garage sale items in Coquitlam.

16th – Sandwiches & drinks delivered to several street corners in the Downtown Eastside from 8pm-10pm.

18th – Henning & Don met with Vancouver Parks Board to discuss future feedings at Oppenheimer Park.

20th – picked up in Kitsilano, 1 truckload + 1 trailer of clothing, furniture & mixed items.

22nd – 8 large boxes of ladies clothing + 2 large bags of ladies shoes + 2 large boxes of toiletries delivered to Downtown Eastside Centre.

23rd – Furniture delivered to Big Brothers & Sisters location.

25th – 100lbs of donated oranges taken to Downtown Eastside & handed out with sandwiches and drinks.

27th – Toys & children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

29th – Food, clothing & drinks taken to Pigeon Park.

30th – Women & Children’s clothing taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Friendship Centre Surrey.

2nd – 6 hours was spent grocery shopping for March 20 Oppenheimer Park Feed 4000 event.

5th – Sandwiches, drinks and clothing handed out on Downtown Eastside street corners.

6th – OMT picked up more than $1000 of fresh COBS bread, buns & pastries which was distributed throughout the DTSE. 300 sweet buns were frozen for use at March 20 feeding event.

9th – Henning represented OMT at Eagle Mountain Middle School’s Young Entrepreneurs event. Ethan Hite sold Hacky Sacks and donated 20% of his profits to OMT, the kids in Ethan’s class voted OMT as their #1 choice to support.

10th – 8 boxes of miscellaneous kitchen equipment taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

11th – This day was spent cooking 6 large turkeys for the March 20th Feed 4000 event. The evening was spent picking the meat off the bones of 6 large turkeys. The meat was packed in bags and frozen to be reheated with gravy and potatoes on March 20.

12th – 8 large bags of women’s clothing and toiletries delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Association.

17th – 10 large bags of clothing given to Second Mile Housing Group.

19th – We spent this day loading trucks with equipment and food for the feeding tomorrow.

20th – 6am to 3pm – loading, unloading & setting up pop up tents & tarps, cooking good meals for 3200+ people. In addition 2 big truckloads of new or gently used clothing was unloaded and offered for free. Thank you to all the helpers (64 strong) plus David Gradige & his bandmates who provided background music. We had lousy weather but the pop ups saved the day and everyone got a hot meal and satisfaction.

22nd – 6 boxes of assorted kitchen items and toiletries were taken to Atira Women’s Shelter on Carrall Street.

23rd – Sandwiches, juice & clothing distributed in Downtown Eastside.

25th – Don & Henning will meet with the Parks Board about OMT’s next big feeding event, planned for Sept 4/2016.

28th – Heritage Woods Secondary School, Port Moody students Brock, Ethan, Oliver & Ben will enter Stage 1 of the competition against 80 other teams for a bursary of $5000 to the winner.

1st – Don and Henning deliver 8 large bags of women’s clothing and lots of toiletries to Women’s Downtown Eastside Centre.

3rd – Toys, women’s clothing and vegetables taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

4th – Blankets, Sleeping bags and food handed out in New Westminster, Surrey and Downtown Eastside during the night.

7th – Street feeding and clothing handed out Sunday night.

12th – OMT contacted by 4 Heritage Woods High School students (Coquitlam) with a request to represent OMT in the Youth Philanthropy Program. (OMT will take these young men on a tour of DTES and they will facilitate a mini feeding at Oppenheimer Park as well as visit several facilities).

14th – Blankets, warm jackets and food handed out on the Downtown Eastside and Surrey & Coquitlam.

16th – 15 men’s jackets & 8 bags of men’s winter clothing taken to Avalon Hotel Men’s Wholeway House.

17th – Henning & Don met with Karla (Mgr of Oppenheimer Park, Vancouver Parks Board) to discuss and obtain permits for the Feb 25th YPI mini feeding and our March 20/16 Feed 4000 event.

18th – 4 bags of clothing donated to Avalon Wholeway House and 4 bags of clothing donated to Women’s Eastside Centre.

16th – 8 large bags of upscale men’s clothing donated to OMT.

17th – 8 large bags of assorted men’s clothing & 100 pairs of socks delivered to Avalon Wholeway House.

18th – Don & Henning met at Port Moody Library with the YPI students from Heritage Woods HS. Brock, Ethan, Oliver & Ben will represent OMT in a joint school & YPI school program for a chance to win a bursary for OMT. Game plan and mini feeding/excursion to DTES discussed.

20th – Met with YMAW to pick up donations for March 20 Oppenheimer Park feeding.

22nd – We volunteered at Strathcona Community Centre ; we helped with their breakfast and afternoon snacks for Grade 1 to 5 students. Many of the students are under the supervision of the Ministry of Children Health & Safety.

24th – We spent the day prepping food and shopping for the Feb 25th mini feeding with the YPI students.

25th – 6am to 4pm spent with YPI students (Heritage Woods Sec School).

1) feeding 450 hungry folk at Oppenheimer Park a hot lunch of spaghetti & meatballs, hot dogs & drinks as well as distributing clothing.

2) We then took the students to Avalon Hotel Wholeway House for Men where they were given a tour of the facility including a single person’s room.

3) Following this we took them to the Vancouver Eastside Women’s Centre to see their facility and hear of their services. Finally we spent 2 ½ hrs at Strathcona Community Centre’s Kid’s Kitchen where the YPI students helped unload more than 1000 lbs of fruit and vegetables then went upstairs to see the afternoon snack program with the young school kids.

29th – 2 boxes of toys & several bags of ladies clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

2nd – 2nd blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, sandwiches & drinks distributed in Downtown Eastside.

4th – 100 lbs of potatoes, 80 lbs of apples plus 2 boxes of toys + women’s and children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

5th – 10 large bags of clothing and toiletries delivered to Eastside Women’s Centre.

6th – Quarterly bulletin printed.

7th – Large quantity of COBS bread procured in Maple Ridge and distributed to 1/2 way houses & women’s centres around New West, Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver.

10th – 6 bags of clothing and kitchen items delivered to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre Downtown Eastside.

12th – Blankets, sleeping bags, Jackets delivered after midnight along with fruit & sandwiches all over Downtown Eastside.

13th – Henning & Don had a successful meeting with the new Manager of Oppenheimer Park; we have full cooperation of Vancouver Parks Board.

15th – OMT created a fundraiser using the crowdfunding online site YouCaring.com. All monies raised will help with the rising costs of food for our upcoming March 20, 2016 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

17th – Blankets, sleeping bags, jackets as well as food, drinks & fruit distributed overnight in the Downtown Eastside.

19th – Towels, toiletries plus 8 large bags of women’s clothing taken to women’s centres in Vancouver.

21st – 12 large bags of men’s clothing plus 15 winter jackets taken to Avalon Wholeway Hotel for Men.

24th – Children’s toys, books & clothing + food taken to Fraser Valley Aboriginal Family Centre in Surrey.

26th – 2 full truckloads of clothing plus kitchen items distributed DTES as we inherited two apartments worth of goods.

29th – Food and clothing distributed in DTES.

2015

2nd – Henning visited Fishes & Loaves charity in Nanaimo to compare methods of helping others.

6th – 45 blankets & sleeping bags handed out after midnight. Sandwiches and water passed out as well.

8th – Don & Henning worked all day on PAD Program presentation for Dec 12th.

9th – Picked up 10 large bags of men’s jackets (41 jackets) and 50 pairs of socks.

10th – 35 winter jackets delivered to Avalon Wholeway House Vancouver.

11th – 20 winter jackets plus 75 pairs of new underwear delivered to New Leaf/New Life New Westminster.

12th – One More Time (Henning & Don) invited to present a video presentation and story of our charity to the staff of Pacific PowerTech.

14th – A colour printer & 6 large bags of clothing donated to OMT Tables & BBQs counted and prepped.

15th – 4 bags of clothing donated to Avalon Wholeway House and 4 bags of clothing donated to Women’s Eastside Centre.

16th – 8 large bags of upscale men’s clothing donated to OMT.

17th – 8 large bags of assorted men’s clothing & 100 pairs of socks delivered to Avalon Wholeway House.

18th – OMT received $420 from Rolling Thunder Tribe Annual Carolling event (75 carollers plus Santa attended).

20th – 35 blankets & sleeping bags distributed after midnight in the DTES.

21st – 40 cases of Mr Noodle soups received from Anderson Watts distributors. OMT picked up in Burnaby.

21st – 10 cases Mr Noodle donated to Strathcona Family Kitchen/8 cases of Mr Noodle donated to Kids Kitchen on Hastings.

22nd – 25 blankets & sleeping bags distributed in DTES/6 cases of Mr Noodle donated to United Church Women’s Centre.

23rd – 6 large boxes of toys & 4 cases of Mr Noodle & 4 large boxes of ladies jackets taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

28th – 7 cases of noodles delivered to Strathcona Community Centre.

29th – 5 cases of noodles and warm jackets taken to St Barnabas Church Kitchen in New West.

3rd – Street feeding of Sandwiches, fruit, liquids & handed out personal toiletries on the DTES.

5th – 50 blankets, 6 sleeping bags plus sandwiches handed out on DTES.

7th – took 50lbs of carrots + 70 lbs of potatoes as well as clothing & toys to Surrey Urban Mission.

9th – Fruit & vegetables dropped off at New Leaf, New Life Clubhouse in New Westminster.

12th – met with Kins Farm Market reps re Nov 29 joint feeding at Oppenheimer Park

15th – blankets, sleeping bags handed out in New Westminster, Burnaby & Coquitlam.

18th – Street feeding & blankets handed out in New Westminster & DTES.

19th – picked up HUGE donation of pita bread & pita buns from Pita Bread Factory in Burnaby (7000+ pieces received) Tables & BBQs counted and prepped.

20th – 5 cases of pita breads delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

20th – 8 cases of pita breads delivered to Keys Temporary Housing Surrey.

21st – 6 cases of pita breads delivered to The Lookout New Westminster.

21st – 7 cases of pita breads delivered to Union Gospel Mission New Westminster.

21st – 6 cases of pita breads delivered to Salvation Army New Westminster.

21st – 4 cases of pita breads delivered to New Leaf New Life New Westminster.

22nd – 4 cases of pita breads delivered to Strathcona Community Centre & Family Kitchen Vancouver.

24th – 8 cases of pita breads delivered to Union Gospel Mission Women’s Centre Vancouver.

24th – 6 cases of pita breads delivered to Atira Women’s Centre Vancouver.

24th – 4 cases of pita breads delivered to Rain City Mission Vancouver.

24th – 5 cases of pita breads delivered to Fraser Region Aboriginal Women’s Centre Vancouver.

25th – OMT attending by invitation VanCity’s New Westminster 3rd Annual Not for Profit Networking event with 80 other local organizations.

27th – Purchase food & liquids for Nov 29th feeding at Oppenheimer Park

2nd – Second meeting and confirmation of Kins Farm Market/Clancy’s Meats/Cobs Bread contributions to Nov 29th feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

4th – Picked up large donation of vegetables from God’s Little Acre Farm.

4th – drop off vegetables & fruit to Strathcona Community Centre & Family Kitchen and to Kid’s Kitchen on Hastings St.

8th – 2 bags of toys & 6 bags of women’s clothing plus 48 cases of spaghetti +100 lbs of potatoes taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

11th – 50 lbs of oranges + 100 lbs of carrots taken to Lookout Home New Westminster.

14th – 3 bags of men’s clothing plus potatoes & carrots taken to Union Gospel Mission New Westminster.

15th – Several hundred pounds of a variety of vegetables picked up from God’s Little Acre Farm & delivered to Strathcona Community Centre Family Kitchen plus buns.

16th – All day prep & food prep for upcoming OMT Charity Dance/Silent Auction & Volunteer Appreciation night. Fundraiser to be held at Sapperton Pensioner’s Hall in New Westminster. Tables & BBQs counted and prepped.

17th – OMT Charity Dance/Silent Auction /Fundraiser held. 73 adults + 10 children attended this fun event with Tim Brecht, One Man Band entertaining us all

18th – dance leftover food and liquids taken to DTES for Street Feeding

20th – After midnight Henning distributed 40 blankets + 8 sleeping bags + sandwiches in New Westminster/Burnaby/Coquitlam/Vancouver

26th – 20 winter jackets + sandwiches/drinks distributed in DTES

30th – Several boxes of mixed clothing and vegetables taken to Salvation Army in New Westminster

1st – Cold drinks , sandwiches & oranges handed out on 135A Street in Surrey.

2nd – Picked up approx. 1000 lbs of cucumbers ,squash & carrots from God’s Little Acre Farm.

2nd – Picked ciabatta buns & cucumbers from Single Parent Foodbank in Pitt Meadows

4th – Cucumbers, squash & carrots delivered to DTES Neighbourhood House & Kid’s Kitchen.

4th – Planning, budget & posters for Oct 17th dance/fundraiser.

6th – Sandwiches, drinks & clothing handed out at Hasting & Gore.

7th – All day organization of 150 bags of clothing  for Sept 13th Oppenheimer Park event

7th – Took stock of supplies already purchased & held in our OMT freezers & coolers. Tables & BBQs counted and prepped.

8th – Picked up 300 lbs of onions, 200 lbs of potatoes, 1000 weiners, 1000 buns, spices, spaghetti sauce, plates, cheese and lots of other goodies all donated by Jim’s Café  after closing of PNE (1 full truckload of food)

9th – Food & plates, enough for 700-800 people donated to Union Gospel Mission Women’s Centre

9th – Vegetables & spices given to Strathcona Community  Centre & Family Kitchen.

12th – All day cooking, food prep, loading 2 trucks/1 car/1 large trailer with all supplies & equipment for Oppenheimer Park event tomorrow.

13th – 84 volunteers helped OMT Charity feed & clothe 3850 happy people. Volunteers started coming at 8 am and finished at 3 pm. Our biggest feeding event ever! Many thanks!

14th – Picked up dozens of blankets donated by R. Singh. These will be used for our sleeping bag program.

15th – Several boxes of donated upscale men’s clothing picked up and delivered to Avalon Hotel, Men’s Recovery Wholeway House.

15th – 4 boxes of toys and 9 large bags of children’s clothing taken to Surrey Urban Mission.

18th – Street Feeding – Sandwiches, fruits, liquids at Surrey & New Westminster & Burnaby.

20th – Street Feeding – Sandwiches, fruit, liquids fruit & clothing taken to DTES Vancouver.

22nd – Picked up vegetables & water from God’s Little Acre Farm in Surrey.

24th – Meeting with managers of Oppenheimer Park and Vancouver Parks Board representative.

25th – Met with Kins Farm Market representatives regarding a joint feeding to be held in November Kins/Clancy’s Meats/Cobs Bread.

27th – Took 1 truck load (20 bags) of Women’s clothing to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

29th – 2 boxes of fruit donated to New Leaf/New Life Clubhouse in New Westminster.

1st – Cold drinks & sandwiches handed out on street corners in the DTES, it was a hot hot day.

4th – Picked up 1000 ciabatta buns, sausages and yogurt donated by FFW Food Supplies in Port Coquitlam.

5th – Delivered 500 ciabatta buns plus lettuces, cucumbers & oranges to Strathcona Community Centre for their lunch program.

7th – Handed out cold water, sandwiches & oranges on 135AvStreet in Surrey. It was another hot hot day!

10th – Delivered 10large bags of men’s clothing to the Avalon Wholeway House.

10th – Handed out cold drinks, sandwiches, oranges & bananas on street corners in DTES. Another hot one!

12th – Met with our webmaster to update & improve our website.

14th – Toys & children’s clothing donated to Surrey Urban Mission.

16th – 400 bottles of ice cold water & oranges handed out on steeet corners in DTES.

17st – Shopping in Bellingham for Sept 13 feeding at Oppenheimer Park.

18th – Handed out cold drinks, sandwiches & snacks delivered to 135A Street in Surrey.

18th – Attended the unveiling of The Nest Community Mural Project on Hastings St. Discussed our licensing dilemma with politicians also attending this event.

19th – Met with Supervisor of Vancouver Parks Board in re removing licence/permit fees for One More Time use of Oppenheimer Park.

27th – Heavy duty rain suits picked up from L.Holmes (24 sets donated)

30th – Street feeding DTES.

2nd We completed with the students of Queen Elizabeth High School at Surrey Library. They proudly placed 2nd of 64 teams and represented One More Time Charity in front of more than 1000 students. Great preventive medicine.

4th Street feeding in Vancouver, Surrey and New West; serving food, cold drinks and fruit in scorching heat.

9th Street corner feedings in New West & Vancouver; served sandwiches, cold drinks & fruit.

13th Handed out sandwiches & cold drinks all over the Downtown Eastside on street corners.

14th All day preparation for Board & Directors meeting & OMT bookkeeping.

15th Board of Directors & Advisors meeting, 8 of 10 attended.

18th 7 hr shopping trip beginning purchases for Sept 13th Oppenheimer Park feeding.

19th Visit to God’s Little Acre Farm-several hundred pounds of produce procured.

20th Fruit & vegetables from God’s Little Acre Farm delivered to Strathcona Community Centre for their breakfast & lunch program. Also delivered to Kid’s Kitchen on Hastings

22nd Street feeding in Downtown Eastside; sandwiches & cold drinks.

24th Street feeding in Surrey plus 6 large bags of children’s clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission.

27th. OMT asked to assist in clearing out a mobile home of a recently passed father of a friend. Henning made 6 visits to help and received many bags of both men’s and women’s clothing for his trouble.

28th We delivered 10 large bags of men’s clothing to Avalon (Men) Hotel (Whole Way House) and 5 bags of ladies clothing to Vancouver Eastside Womens Centre.

26th Clothing and a car full of bread delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

30th 120 large oranges donated by Vancouver Pride Society. – picked up and then delivered to Greenleaf-New Life Community Kitchen & Centre

3rd Picked up produce from God’s Little Acre Farm and distributed it to Strathcona Community Kitchen and Kid’s Kitchen on Hastings Street.

4th Queen Elizabeth Secondary School’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative team presented on our behalf and placed 2nd out of a 68 teams. A great show of heart.

8th Met with Ardalan from SFU Actions to plan another joint feeding with One More Time

9th Picked up a large batch of Ladies Clothing

10th 10 large bags of Ladies clothing sorted and delivered to Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

11th Large pickup of produce received from God’s Little Acre Farm, to be distributed ASAP

13th Sandwiches and drinks handed out on 135A St, Surrey

14th 2 full carloads of women’s and children’s clothing picked up from Family of Women Vancouver

15th 12 huge bags of women’s and children’s clothing distributed in Surrey/ Vegetables and sandwiches handed out on 135A St and on King George BLVD Surrey

17st Had a meeting with Single Parent Food Bank in Coquitlam to discuss a possible joint venture.

18nd License for September 13 feeding at Oppenheimer Park approved by Vancouver Parks Board

19th Pre Authorized donation plan Summer Push has begun. Help OMT succeed in helping the less fortunate for as little as $10 per month.

24th 1 truckload of produce picked up at God’s Little Acre Farm

26th Clothing and a car full of bread delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

29st One More Time sponsored one young man (age 12) to Crash Youth Camp

30th Site rented in New Westminster for VIP One More time Dance and Entertainment in October ’15.

2nd met with Karen Wu & Ardalan Benam from SFU Actions in Vancouver to plan our joint (OMT & SFU) feeding on May 31st at Oppenheimer Park

6th Don & Henning & the 5 students from Queen Elizabeth School plus the Cheesemans, Michelle Briggs & Bernard Leclair participated in a feeding at Oppenheimer Park. 525 people were fed as part of the QESS Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Following the feeding the young ladies (students) handed out 100 sandwiches on Hastings St and then we took them to the Ladies Recovery Centre where they were shown the facility and learned that the tenants are housed 20 in a room on bunk beds.

12th OMT purchased liability insurance for the next year

14th OMT begins process of applying for permits for future feeding events to be held at Oppenheimer Park

19th Students from QESS Surrey won the quarter finals for their group in the Youth Philanthropy.  Initiative. On to the semi-finals, yeah!!!.

25th Students from QUESS Surrey won the Semi Final for their group in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative.   On to the Finals, double Yeah!!!

30th Cooking & vegetable prep and loading cars/trailer for Sunday 31st feeding with SFU Actions group

31st A joint feeding with SFU Actions and OMT at Oppenheimer Park results in 1000+ being fed.

1st 8 bags of women’s clothing, 3 boxes of toys (mostly electronic games) taken to Union Gospel Mission Family Centre in Vancouver

4th Street feeding of sandwiches & water & treats on several street corners Vancouver

5th Clothing & vegetables taken to Surrey Urban Mission

7th One More Time Charity makes it to the final 9 of 64 competing charities at the Heritage Woods Secondary School, Port Moody Youth Philanthropy Initiative

10th 8 large bags of upscale men’s clothes delivered to Avalon Hotel WholeWay House + sandwiches

13th Sandwiches & drinks & treats handed out on 135A St , Surrey

15th Henning met with students from SFU Actions to discuss a co-feeding on May 31st at Oppenheimer Park

16th met with Jas Singh of God’s Little Acre Farm to discuss working together to distribute fresh vegetables all over the Lower Mainland

22nd Second meeting with executive board of SFU Actions and we agreed to May 31/15 co-feeding at Oppenheimer Park, 800-1000 people to be fed.

27th 1 full car load of ladies clothing picked up (14 large bags) 

29th Women’s clothing sorted and delivered to DTES Women’s Centres.

1st Sandwiches, drinks, clothing and other goodies distributed to DTES street corner

7th Attended 19 halfway & recovery rooming houses to survey conditions and get info for future visits

8th Prepped 50+ sandwiches & the meat for March 9th Philanthropy Youth Initiative mini feeding

9th Feeding of 500 people at Oppenheimer Park with 4 students from Heritage Woods Secondary School of Port Moody, 100+ sandwiches handed out on E. Hastings in street feeding style. Also students were taken to RAIN, a facility where street people can book a shower. Then students were taken to The Avalon Hotel, which is a WholeWay recovery house, so they could see things can & do get better for many DTES people.  

13th Street feeding on 135A St, Surrey including clothing handout

14th 4 boxes of food + toys + ladies clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

21st full day spent delivering posters & flyers to Halfway houses and assistance organizations in the Lower Mainland

26th Yearly cleanup and reorganization of One More Time storage room

27th picked up 25 large bags of donated women’s clothing, kid’s toys & shoes, 2 car loads

28th sorted the 25 bags of clothing & toys and distributed same to 4 organizations in Vancouver & Surrey

31st Street feeding at DTES including clothing handouts

17th multiple pick-ups of donated clothing & food to be used & distributed at Feb 1 feeding at Oppenheimer Park

15th Sleeping bags, blankets & pillows distributed to DTES overnight

2/3/11/12th  While on vacation Henning assists Nebo Charity Group in Roskilde & Copenhagen Denmark and Malmo Sweden.

2014

4th Warm clothes and dry goods taken to Atira Women’s Centre

5th Dry goods donated to Strathcona Community Centre

7th – Sleeping bags, blankets and sandwiches distributed after midnight.

9th – Children’s toys dropped off to Surrey Urban Mission

10th  – 15 boxes of 24 cans food delivered to Surrey Urban Mission plus 2 boxes of donated toys.

12th – Rolling Thunder Tribe organized Carolling Event held at Vancouver Art Gallery south steps raised $705 for OMT.

14th – OMT delivered a large carload of donated kitchen ware and electronics to Salvation Army.

15th – Street feeding-400  fed & clothed.

16th – sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, toques, warm clothes and sandwiches delivered after midnight on the DTES streets.

17th – Winter clothing taken to Vancouver Native family Centre

19th – Evening street feeding approx. 315 people

20th – Evening street feeding approx. 375 people. Distributed sleeping bags and blankets after midnight

21st – 7 large bags of bedding and 5 bags of winter clothing delivered to Union Gospel Womens Centre

22nd – 30 jackets plus pillows and blankets delivered to Downtown Eastside Association.

23rd  – 40 whole hams and 10 whole turkeys delivered to Union Gospel, enough for 900-1000 people for Dec 24 & 25 meals

24th  – Clothing delivered to Vancouver Native Family and Womens Centre

1st 5 large bags of winter clothing for children dropped off at Atira Family Centre

5th 8 large boxes of food dropped off at Surrey Urban Mission

8th – Sleeping bags and blankets handed out after midnight

12th – Delivery of last fresh vegetables from God’s Little Acre farm to Strathcona Community Centre

16th – Street feeding and clothing handed out to 300+ people

17th – Street feeding and clothing handed out to 325+ people

19th – Henning and Don for OMT attended Metropolis at Metrotown event and received honors and bursary in recognition of  OMT activities.

21st – From Vancouver Food Bank via God’s Little Acre Received and distributed on the street 22 large boxes of dry goods and foodstuff.

22nd – Sandwiches and clothing handed out on 135A St, Surrey to approx. 200 people.

24th – 8 big bags of sorted winter clothing delivered to Salvation Army Family Centre

29th – OMT Dance & Silent Auction held at Scottish Cultural Centre raised $4500 for February 1st Feeding at Oppenheimer Park

4th Delivery of 10 boxes of food to Salvation Army Family Centre

8th a truck load of appliances and furniture distributed throughout DTES + blankets

9th Street feedings in Surrey & New Westminster 450+ people

12th OMT funded 1000 Thanksgiving Dinners at Union Gospel Mission

12th 3 boxes of toys and 5 bags of clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

15th Sleeping bags and blankets dropped off to Street People overnight.

17th 4 boxes of vegetables and foodstuffs delivered to Strathcona Community Centre. For breakfasts & lunch bags.

20th 5 bags of women’s and children’s clothing Vancouver Aboriginal Women’s & Children’s Centre

22nd Street feeding & clothing handed out at DTES to 300+ people

29th Street feeding & clothing handed out to 270+ people

30th Surrey street feeding & clothing handed out to 200 people.

Don and Henning picked up 1 full Van plus 1 full trailer of food from Jimmy’s diner at the PNE. (donated by the Parson’s family)

Don and Henning took another 6 boxes of vegetables and other goods to Strathcona Community Centre Kitchen.

Henning and Don delivered 8 boxes of breads & buns, pizza dough sauces, toppings, spices, breads, assorted meats to Union Gospel Mission Kitchen on Cordova.  This was enough to feed 300 people.

Provided Welsh family with 4 boxes of dry goods, canned goods, and drinks.

Henning delivered sandwiches, drinks, and 6 boxes of goods from Vancouver Food Bank Society plus a large bag of clothing to street people at King George @ 102nd St., Surrey

Henning took carrots, zucchini, potatoes, and salads to Strathcona Community Centre kitchen.

Don and Hennning take a mini street feeding to the DTES-approximately 300 people.

Don, Henning, John B. and Grant C. provided entrance donation collection services for Vancouver Pride Society Beer Garden Tent following the Pride Parade. One More Time received $700.00 for this service.

Burnaby Now published wonderful article about OMT and the Youth Philanthropy Program with colour photo.

Henning and Don represented OMT at Mr. Mike’s Steak House Restaurant, Langley. We posed for a photo op with the $750 donation cheque.

Don and Henning delivered 5 boxes of assorted vegetables to Strathcona Community Centre kitchen.

A mini street feeding fo 250 people at 135A St. Surrey, Sandwiches, drinks and 12 boxes of dry goods were handed out.

Don and Henning completed grant application from Metropolis at Metrotown. This opportunity came as a result of the Burnaby Now article.

6 bags of women’s and children’s clothing and 6 boxes of food dropped off at Surrey Urban Mission.

Sandwich and drinks drop off at 135A St, Surrey.

Don, Henning, Afif & his father found Mango distributed appox, an SUV load of drinks, dry goos and treats to approx. 400 people at Oppenheimer Part Tent City and 4 drop off points on Hastings Street.

Delivered 4 boxes of vegetables from God’s Little Acre to Strathcona Community Centre Kitchen

Henning spent 1/2 a day with Jas at God’s Little Acre arranging food donation for the July 20th feeding. Jas was instrumental in procuring 4000 bottles of ICE flavored water, 4000 plastic bags from Save On Foods and the use of a 1 Ton Cube Van for one week. Also assisted in obtaining 140 boxes of assorted dry goods (cookies, puddings. Doritos, candies, Goldfish, chocolates)

Evening – Don and Henning did a quick street feeding of about 350 street people on Hastings

100 promotional T-shirts ordered from BangOn Clothing. Cost of printing of logos & sponsorship info kindly donated by Pacific PowerTech Cam Hite and The Gargage Ron Tremblay

8 bags of women’s clothing delivered to Salvation Army Women’s Centre DTES

Feeding event at Oppenheimer Park, the day started at 6am with delivery and unloading of food and equipment and setup of same.  Serving begain at 11 am and ended at 3 pm. There were 72 energetic and enthusiastic volunteers who fed and clothed 3500 thankful people.

7 boxes of vegetables and buns donated to Strathcona Community Centre Kitchen. This included 150 lbs of potatoes, 100 heads of lettuce, 100 lbs of cucumbers, 100 lbs of green beans and 15 dozen buns.

Picked up zucchini and cucumbers plus 20 more boxes of dry goods from God’s Little Acre. Vegetables delivered to the Strathcona Community Centre

Photo shoot for Burnaby Now to go with Article to be published in August. This included 3 of the 5 members of the Cariboo Secondary High School Youth Philanthropy Team.

In two trips OMT picked up 22 large bags of women’s and girl’s donated clothing and distributed to Union Gospel Mission Women’s Centre.

11 large bags of Women’s and Children’s clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission on King George Boulevard.

OMT received donation of a diamond ring. Ring sold and $500 recieved a donation of $1000 for this work.

OMT held 1st annual Father’s Day Family Picnic, BBQ and silent auction. Funds raised $750. This was held at Upper Hume Park in New Westminster. 72 people attended.

OMT all day charity garage sale and BBQ held at Fairview Presbyterian Church – 11th St @ Fir. $780 raised.

6 boxes of fresh vegetables and 6 boxes of dry goods picked up at God’s Little Acre and delivered to Surrey Urban Mission (dry goods donated by Vancouver Food Bank from their overflow)

8 boxes of toys and 3 bags of children’s clothing delivered to Surrey Urban Mission

OMT sponsored two young men, Robert Lim and Dakota Wilderman, to a 4 day CRASH-young men’s adventure weekend. A third young man was unable to attend.  Henning also attended this event.

OMT Charity founder Henning Nielsen and the CFO Don McMillan took the 5 students from Dr. Charles Best High School of Coquitlam to the Downtown Eastside to do hand out food on E. Hastings. They were then taken on a tour of a halfway house and a crack-house hotel. These activities helped the young men see the needs and environment of the people who receive much of OMT Charity focus. The tour ended with a mini feeding of 350+ people at Oppenheimer Park.

Hooray Hooray! OMT Charity has won the $5000 bursary from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative based on the fabulous presentation done by the students of Cariboo Secondary School in Burnaby.  Of interest to many the young men wrote the original presentation in French as they are in a French Immersion course and when they were moved to the finals of the completion they translated the presentation to English for the Judges benefit. Great Job Armaan and friends.

4 large bags of clothing delivered to Avalon Men’s Hotel

Street feeding of 650+ people on E Hastings St and at Oppenheimer Park

OMT Charity founder Henning Nielsen and the CFO Don McMillan took the 5 students from Cariboo Secondary School to the Downtown Eastside to do hand out food on E. Hastings. They were then taken on a tour of a halfway house and a crack-house hotel. These activities helped the young men see the needs and environment of the people who receive much of OMT Charity focus. The morning ended with a mini feeding of 375+ people at Oppenheimer Park.  

OMT Charity met with Principal of Strathcona School in Vancouver’s DTES to discuss and arrange for 3 boy students to attend the CRASH camping weekend for boys. OMT will cover the cost for these underprivileged youth age 9-12 to attend. 

Henning attended a Chef for Charity Event, monies raised to be donated to OMT Charity

Delivered 8 boxes of donated toys to Surrey Urban Mission

6 bags of donated jackets and clothing delivered to Greenleaf New Leaf in New Westminster

OMT Charity was approached by a group of 5 Grade 10 students from Cariboo Secondary School; they wish to represent us in a competition for a $5000 bursary supplied by the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. We met with the young men and their teacher to explain our programs and activities. They will create a presentation and compete against 28 other teams within their school in hopes of winning the bursary for OMT Charity. 

OMT Charity held the second meeting of the Board of Directors which was also the first meeting to include the new Board of Advisors.

We visited God’s Little Acre Farm in Surrey to discuss collaboration of efforts. We got a commitment of over 1000 lbs of fresh vegetables to serve at our next large feeding. One More Time Charity also received a promise of a cash donation of $750.

Winter clothing including jackets and boots were delivered to Avalon Wholeway House for Men on Pender St, Vancouver.

Winter clothing including jackets, dresses and boots were delivered to Sorrell House for Women on Carrall St, Vancouver.

A truckload of toys and children’s clothes delivered to Warriors Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) on Hastings St, Vancouver.

OMT Charity made a cash donation to St Barnabas Church New Westminster to assist 36 families affected by the destruction of their apartment building due to fire. 

Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, jackets, clothing, toys and donated food including potato chips distributed in Vancouver Downtown Eastside, New Westminster & Surrey. (New Leaf, New Life Club House New Westminster, Vancouver Downtown East Side Women’s Centre and Shelter, Surrey Urban Mission, Keys Emergency Housing Solution Surrey, Urban Gospel Mission, Salvation Army New Westminster, Sorella Housing for Women Vancouver)

Dance & Silent Auction Fundraiser at Scottish Cultural Centre – Dance & Silent Auction Fundraiser at Scottish Cultural Centre: 110 people danced the night away with the Scary Lizard Band and Elvis impersonator Bruce Hendriks while enjoying food prepared by Henning Nielsen and bidding on donated Silent Auction items. $5500 was raised to fund our January 19/2014 feeding.

3500 people fed at Oppenheimer Park on January 19, this was achieved with the help of more than 80 volunteers. At this event we also distributed donated clothing & toiletries; this included helping several men get outfitted for job interviews. While people waited for food, volunteers spoke to each to see if they wanted someone to contact family or friends to let them know they are okay. 82 names were collected.

Union Gospel Mission received 12 dozen hot dog buns and salad for 200 which was not served at the Oppenheimer Park event.

One More Time donated cash to help victims of an apartment fire in New Westminster. This fire had completely destroyed the building.

Older Events

December 2013 – We distributed 30 sleeping bags in Vancouver, New Westminster and Surrey.

95 Carollers attended the carolling event at the Vancouver Art Gallery , Santa was there and volunteered to have his picture taken with visitors for a donation.  All funds raised to be used for our next feeding in January 2014.

November 2013 – Landmark Cinemas fundraiser reaches target.

Business and Individuals from all around the Lower Mainland began donating new items for our Silent Auction to be held in conjunction with our Dance fundraiser on January 11, 2014.

October 2013 – We teamed up with Landmark Cinemas in New Westminster to raise funds for our January 2014 feeding at Oppenheimer. This fundraiser was tied into the showing of the new Hunger Games movie. $1500 is the target.

One More Time begins receiving donations through our new Automatic Monthly Donation Program.

One More Time Charity assisted in feeding 1500 women and children a Thanksgiving dinner at the Women’s Eastside Centre.

September 2013 – One More Time Charity collected donations of food and distributed to Union Gospel Mission, filling 500 bellies.

August 2013 – One More Time Charity co-manages water sales at the Vancouver Pride Parade rasing money to feed the homeless.

August 2013  – One More Time Charity becomes a BC recognized non-profit charitable society.

SUMMER BBQ/CLOTHING

July 2013  – 55 Volunteers, including men, women and children, served 3,300 guests with delicious hams, turkeys, roast beef, smokies with all the trimmings prepared on 5 bbqs.  Hundreds of new clothing items, toiletries and women’s make up were handed out. 84 people w gave their names and phone numbers and requested help.  4 have rejoined their families. This was our largest and most succesful event to date. 

MUSIC AND MAGIC

May 2013  – 150 guests enjoyed a full evening of entertainment (provided by Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band along with Rod Boss) and food prepared by One More Time Charity volunteers. The event was held at the Scottish Cultual Centre. $2,000 was raised.

April 2013  – Women’s clothing and toys collected by Family of Women distributed to Atira Women’s Resource Society and Christ the King Lutheran Church, Surrey.  15lbs of cheese, crackers and sandwiches as well as 80 super size bags of potato chips and nacho chips were delivered.

April 2013 – Surrey Urban Mission given 5 large bags of mixed ladies, mens and children’s clothing.

Over 250 super size bags of potato chips, Cheezies & Nachos were handed out.

March 2013  – 185 meals were served on King George Blvd at 108th Avenue

SPRING FEEDING

March 2013 – 15 Volunteers gathered at Keys Housing & Medical Project, Surrey. 470 meals were served and clothing for 50 was handed out.

March 2013 – One More Time Charity provides Sorella Women’s Housing 100 bags of potato chips and 20 lbs of cold cuts (donated Freybe Sausage). They also received 3 bags of clothing

March 2013 – One More Time Charity granted Fedral Registered Charitable status.

February 2013 – Avalon Supportive Permanent Housing was given 18 blankets and 4 bags of men’s clothing, shoes & socks.

February 2013 – Several hundred family sized bags of potato chips donated by Frito-Lay were handed out to various half way houses, missions and food banks in the lower mainland.

January 2013 – Atira Women’s Centre, Cordova Street were given 6 large bags of women’s clothing and several large bags of infant & children’s clothing. In addition they were given apples and oranges and 100 toothbrushes & toothpaste.

January 2013 –  450 people on a 3 square block area of Hastings Street were given sandwiches, fruit, snacks and drinks.

WINTER FEEDING

January 2013 – 3,400 servings of delicious food produced and served by 45 volunteers in Oppenheimer Park. Clothing for 300 people handed out along with personal hygiene items. Music by Paul Hendriks

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

December 2012 – Rolling Thunder Tribe held a Christmas Caroling Event in support of One More Time Charity.  Familes, singers, musicians and Santa enjoyed the evening

November 3, 2012 – Dinner Dance, Silent Auction & Bachelor/Bachelorette Live Auction  held at False Creek Yacht Club. $4,000 raised and what a sucess the event was!  We thank all our sponsors and volunteers.

October 2012 – One More Time Charity donated $250 to Union Gospel Mission Vancouver for their Thanksgiving Dinner program (100 dinners)

September 2012 – Carwash at The Garage on MacDonald St, to raise funds for One More Time Charity.

August 2012 – One More Time Charity provided catering services to a Sports Event Dinner to raise funds.

July 2012 – One More Time Charity fed volunteers who donated their time to help clean up the grounds and paint a Womens Transition House in Surrey.

SUMMER BBQ

June 24, 2012 – One More Time Charity served 2,700 meals at Oppenheimer Park (Our largest feeding yet)

May 2012 – One More Time Charity held a successful Bottle Drive Fundraiser.

April 2012 – One More Time Charity held a Car Wash Fundraiser.

March 2012 – 3 truckloads of clothing were delivered to various missions on the Downtown Eastside.

CHRISTMAS

Christmas 2011 will be the fifth year One More Time Charity provides assistance to needy families. We were able to assist 16 families.

There are:

  • 5 families whose parents are recovered from Drug and Alcohol abuse
  • 7 families with single mothers who have been victims of abuse &/or battering
  • 4 aboriginal families of single mothers & children (recovered from Drugs/Alcohol abuse, personal abuse and misplacement)

We provided $355 per family spent as follows;

  • $160 Gifts for children
  • $155 Food  (canned goods, fruit, meat, dairy, etc)
  • $40 Gift Certificate

Each Mother received a $30 Sears gift certificate and each family member received a movie ticket

ICE-CREAM-AGANZA!

September 2011 – The ICE-CREAM-AGANZA event saw 900 ice cream cones scooped by 10 volunteers at Pidgeon park. The hot weather assured a record turn out with the last 100 servings turning into milkshakes!

Everyone had fun and became a kid again waiting with anticipation for the ice cream. 

SUMMER BBQ

June 2010 – With our army of 38 volunteers,  2,100 hungry people were served.  Rolling Thunder Tribe, the Family of Women and the Sterling Women gathered to help feed a bbq feast of ham, roast beef, turkey, and pork lion sandwiches with all the trimmings.

CHRISTMAS

December 2010 – From 10 families last December to 15 families this year.  This was a BIG undertaking but with everyone’s help we were able to meet the needs of those families.

SUMMER BBQ

July 2010 – 21 volunteers served 1600 hungry eastside residents. Bags of home baked cookies and bread were handed out. 

CHRISTMAS

December 2009 – One More Time Charity raised $3,350.00 to support 10 less fortunate families. Rolling Thunder tribe raised over $1,000.00 which helped the families purchase a permanent Christmas tree.

One More Time Charity was recognized with two full pages of coverage in the Delta Leader.  This included Front Page headlines.

SUMMER BBQ

July 2009 – We served 1480 hungry people with 1000 chicken breaks and 25 hams complete with all the trimmings. This Summer BBQ was covered by the media.

JANUARY COOKOUT

January 2009 – On this cold day, 1225 hungry people enjoyed a hearty meal consisting of roast beef, chicken, boneless turkey breasts and bratwurst with all the trimmings. 150 pairs of woman’s shoes and 75 jackets/sweaters were handed out.

CHRISTMAS

December 2008 – Our best efforts yet! We assisted 9 distressed families which included 23 children. Each family was provided with $320 worth of food. 

One More Time Charity donated 1000 cans of Irish stew to the Richmond food bank.

AUTUMN FEEDING

September 2008 – 20 volunteers cooking on 3 BBQS at Oppenheimer Park fed 1375 hungry people with Roast Pork (3 whole sides of pork), roast beef with all the trimmings, and chicken soup.  200 towels and 800 toothbrushes were handed out.

SUMMER FUNDRAISER

August 2008 – One More Time Charity served a gourmet dinner to 140 people on Gambier Island which raised over $2,000.00.

FEBUARY FEAST

Febuary 2008 – 21 volunteers served 1400 cold and hungry people.  The line ups waited for the combination of chicken breast, smokies, soup, pulled pork, hams and beef stew. Over 200 loafs of bread and 100 packages of buns were handed out. One More Time Charity assisted 6 young women to get in touch with their families and leave the street.

CHRISTMAS

December 2007 – One More Time Charity provided Christmas hampers and presents for 8 families, 5 were abused women with children and 3 were recovering addicts.  Each family was allocated $325.00

FALL FEEDING

September 2007 – 16 hard working volunteers fed 1100 people in Oppenheimer Park. 1000 tooth brushes and 100 towels were handed out.

MARCH BBQ

March 20, 2007 – One More Time Charity volunteers fed 1080 people with grilled chicken breasts, steaks, smokies, pulled pork, bratwursts and ham cooked on 3 BBQS. 1000 bottles of water were handed out.

CHRISTMAS

December 6, 2006 – We supported 7 needy families at Christmas time.  They were provided with food and christmas presents.

SUMMER FEAST

July 1st, 2006 – 10 volunteers fed more than 915 people on 2 bbqs in Oppenheimer Park. 30 sleeping bags and 100 shirts were handed out.

SPRING BBQ

January 2006 – This was the first hot meal BBQ style served in Oppenheimer Park. With the help of 9 volunteers, over 890 hungry people were fed. In addition over 200 toothbrushes and 300 bars of soap were handed out.This was the first time we asked people if there was someone we could contact on their behalf so that their family would know they were OK, surviving and alive.

(We have adopted this practice contacting others and continue today)

HALLOWEEN BBQ

October 2005 – With the help of 6 volunteers, we were able to hand out 495 sandwiches, 100 sleeping bags, 100 jackets, coats and 75 blankets.  In the spirit of Halloween, we handed out 30 lbs of Halloween candy in Oppenheimer park.

FALL DINNER

September 2005 – We served 200 people a fancy gourmet dinner on GAMBIER Island by Gibsons. We raised $3,800.00 for our next feeding.

MCFEAST

March 2005 – 4 volunteers assisted in handing out a “McFeast”. On that day we served over 760 Big Macs, Fries, and Orange McDonald’s drinks. Our volunteers covered the areas of Main, Hastings, Cordova, and Powell street.

SANDWICHES

January, 2005. Through the handiwork of Henning Neilsen and his 5 volunteers, over 1,100 sandwiches were prepared, ready, and handed out to different neighborhoods, (Hastings, Powell, Cordova Area) of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.