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Just over one week to go to help!!

Proceeds from Port Cares Spring Ka-Ching 50 50 Lottery will enables charity to purchase food for food bank distribution


Port Cares the leading charity assisting people in need in south Niagara is relying on its  Port Cares Spring Ka-Ching 50 50 draw for funds to purchase food for the local food bank.


The Port Colborne based charity’s12th 50-50 draw takes place on Friday, May 31st at 2 p.m. helping to fund Port Cares Reach Out Centre and Food Bank which is currently assisting nearly 3,000 low income local residents of Port Colborne and Wainfleet. The lottery jackpot is hovering at $12,000 for the winner with just over a week to go.


“We are in very difficult times. Low income households are struggling to get by and middle income earners have less and less to share. We see it every day as more people come to us for help while at the same time the volume of food donation is less and less. There simply isn’t enough to go round when people are trying to get by with the same level of income and the cost of groceries and housing has never been higher,” explains Christine Clark Lafleur, Chief Executive Officer of Port Cares.


Port Cares is a charity and relies on fundraising and donations to help households experiencing poverty. “We are grateful for the support we receive from our community, donors and supporters including those who support our 505 50lottery, “ adds Clark Lafleur noting that Port Cares ability to help people is solely reliant on fundraising and donations. “We do not receive government funding when it comes to our crisis intervention and food security services.””


The biggest draw winner so far took home almost $43,000 and the total for all 11draws held since the lottery began $353,185 has been won through jackpot winnings and another $25,600 in early bird prizes. Isabell Lott of Port Colborne was the latest winner taking home $24,695 on New Year’s Day. The guaranteed winning purse is $5,000 and an early bird spring clean package worth $500

Will be drawn on May 15th. The grand prize will be drawn on May 31, 2024at 5 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.portcares5050.ca or in-person Monday to Friday at Port Cares 92 Charlotte street, Port Colborne.


"Since 1986, Port Cares has offered a multitude of services for people, young and old, not only in Port Colborne, but also across Niagara including Lincoln, West Lincoln, Welland, Pelham and Fort Erie. They offer housing, employment training, a foodbank, EarlyON Child and Family Centres, a meal program, utility assistance, counselling and crisis services- as well as seasonal programs like Give a Gift and more. Their services are wide-ranging - the need is undeniable."


  • Port Cares Reach Out Centre Food bank (ROFC) assists nearly 3,000 individuals. A third of the people reliant on the ROFC Food Bank are children.
  • The most needed food item donations for the food bank include canned meat, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta & sauce, peanut butter, cereal, jam, baby food, formula and diapers, personal hygiene items.
  • Last school year the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre located at 61 Nickel Street, Port Colborne, provided 2,020 lunch kits and more than 12,000 lunches to local school-age elementary and secondary school children who live in low-income households.
  • Hot, nutritious community meals are served three times a week to families and individuals in need with more than 120 adults and children typically attend each meal.

Port Cares’ mission is to help those in our community with social and economic needs improve their quality of life. Port Cares’ vision is to provide help, hope and opportunity for all to achieve their potential.


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In lieu of our usual fundraising events, we bring you the opportunity to both support Port Cares AND potentially win big! We look forward to your support!

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Our next online 50/50 draw launches on May 1, 2021!

50/50 starting July 1st 2024!

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