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Port Cares in the News
The latest updates from us and stories about Port Cares in the news!
RELEASE: Sunken Treasure 50/50 Winner Announced
A Port Colborne woman has won Port Cares’ tenth 50/50 draw with a jackpot prize of $40,080. Christine Alexander (Ticket #: A-6714500) picked up her cheque from the agency.
RELEASE: Leon’s Furniture Limited Donates $10K & Issues Summertime Challenge
Leon’s Furniture Limited challenges national and area businesses to support local charities with a $10,000 donation to Port Cares
RELEASE: Spring Ka-Ching 50/50 Winner Announced
A Crystal Beach woman has won Port Cares’ 9th 50/50 Draw with a jackpot prize of $29,005. Today, Teresa Swan (Ticket # A-7649728) picked up her cheque from the agency.
RELEASE: Only 48hrs Left to Win the Spring Ka-Ching 50/50
Port Cares wants you to buy tickets to win some ‘Spring Ka-Ching’ this Sunday.
RELEASE: Sign of the times
Local charity sees decline in fundraising participation as the number of low-income families and singles soars to unprecedented levels
Join Our Board
Port Cares is currently recruiting for two volunteer Board of Directors positions to commence it’s 2023-2024 governance year.
RELEASE: Port Cares’ 50/50 Launches April 1st
Port Cares’ popular lottery launches on Saturday, April 1st and guarantees a take-home of at least $5,000 in ‘Spring Ka-Ching!’
RELEASE: Same great price for a hearty & helpful meal
Port Cares' Drive-Thru Soupfest on April 4th will Soup-Port Local Food Bank
RELEASE: From "down and out" to "on the road to success"
Floyd Jacobs and Tiretrackers give back to help others in need with food drive for Port Cares
Great Holiday Food Drive and Market
Join us at our 1st ever Great Holiday Food Drive and Market! Over 50 vendors will be joining us for a fun evening.
RELEASE: Winner Picks up Second-Highest 50/50 Prize
Rebecca Clark of Welland came to claim her $38,805 cheque from our Summer Bounty 50/50 draw.
RELEASE: Get 'Yer Tix at the Ship-Show This Weekend!
We have a booth at the Canal Days festival in Port Colborne, Friday to Monday and you can grab 'yer tickets there! Draw is on Mon. Aug. 1!
Canada-YAY! Summer Bounty 50/50 Draw Launches July 1
Our seventh draw runs from July 1 to Aug 1 and it's going to be a 'shipshow'... Bound to be our biggest draw yet, but buy early for a $1,500 prize July 15!
Reach Out Centre Holds Open House & Ribbon Cutting June 22
Join us to visit our Reach Out Centre for the first time, or re-visit and see all the new changes! Can't wait to welcome the community.
RELEASE: Leon's Donates and Challenges Other Companies
Port Cares acknowledges major donation from Leon’s Furniture and will recognize local supporters that have gone above and beyond to help the agency help people in-need.
We're Looking for Volunteer Delivery Drivers
We are looking for volunteer drivers to help us deliver food boxes to seniors in Port Colborne once a week.
April Showers Bring May Flowers & Spring Ka-Ching to Welland Woman!
Our sixth online 50/50 draw ended on April 29 and Suzette Lemay of Welland was our latest lucky winner!
Only 48HRS Left to Win the $pring Ka-Ching!
The cash prize is over $20,000 and still growing! One lucky person will win on Friday, April 29th at 2pm.
No Joke! $pring Ka-Ching 50/50 Draw Starts April 1!
Buy tickets starting April 1 for our $pring Ka-Ching 50/50 draw! Guaranteed to win at least $5,000 CASH. Early bird draw on April 14!
Rental Listings March 22
Here is a list of rental units in Port Colborne and Fort Erie, compiled by our staff.
Rental Listings in Port Colborne & Fort Erie
MAR. 11: Looking for affordable rental options in Port Colborne or Fort Erie? Here's our weekly housing list compiled by our staff.
Drive-Thru Soupfest Returns April 5 to Soup-port Food Bank
The Reach Out Centre is serving up delicious soup again to raise funds for the Food Bank. Get tickets early; 2021 was sold out!
Food Basics Gives Port Cares $10.5k From Christmas Campaign
It's Christmas all over again for Port Cares, after Food Basics in Port Colborne gives huge donation from collection at their tills over the holidays.
Fifth 50/50 Winner Donates $5,000 Back
Kathy Pitkin of Port Colborne was the big winner on New Year's Day, netting $37,505. She generously donated back $5,000 of her winnings.
48HRS Left to WIN our Holiday 50/50 Draw!
Someone will be taking home well over $27,550 on New Year's Day! Get your tickets NOW at www.portcares5050.ca if you haven't yet.
Great Holiday Food Drive More Than Great for Port Cares
Today's Great Holiday Food Drive saw generosity from local organizations and individuals, who came together to support Port Cares. Part of the Bell Media Group's event across Niagara.
Register Now for Give a Gift Program
Registration is now open for parents and caregivers who want to register their children for our Give a Gift Program which provides new toys / gifts for children ages 0-18.
Retired Teachers of Ontario Award us With Community Grant
It's always a great day when someone brings over a big cheque that helps us help people!
Steele Street School Students Surprise us With 'Socktober'
A grade 4/5 class came together to make a difference for people in our community through collecting socks during October. Hence... Socktober!
Expression of Interest: Employee Benefits
We're issuing an open procurement process for the provision of employee health benefits and retirement savings services. Read more for details.
Expression of Interest: Commercial Insurance
We're issuing an open procurement process for the provision of commercial insurance services.
Weekly Rental Listings - Oct 22
Looking for afforable rental options in Port Colborne or Fort Erie? Here's our weekly housing list compiled by our staff.
Lions Food Drive is Back: Oct. 23
The Port Colborne and Wainfleet Lions are collecting non-perishable food items at your door or at two locations in town. Please consider helping us so we can help others!
Port Colborne Man Smiling With $34k From Our 50/50
Bruce Wilson is throwing $34,155 into his bank account today, and with a good arm! Learn more about our fourth 50/50 winner.
Only 48hrs Left To Win Our Fourth 50/50 Draw: $24k+
Will the fourth winner be another local? We'll find out Friday at 2pm when we draw the winner of over $24,000 -and counting!
People line up early for pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Port Cares
A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic put on by Boggio Pharmacy and Port Cares had people lined up to get their shot before it officially opened.
Port Cares & Boggio Pharmacy Holding Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic Aug. 25
Port Cares and Boggio Pharmacy are holding a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Reach Out Centre from 1-4:30pm for anyone in Niagara. No appointments and no health cards required.
Help Us Fill Kids' Backpacks For September
Our Back to School Backpack Program is back, with Canadian Tire's 'Snacks 'n' Sneakers' initiative and Niagara Nutrition Partners. Donate much-needed school supplies or register your child today.
Join our Board of Directors
Are you looking to share your expertise with an incredible organization that's committed to the community? You should join our board!
RELEASE: End Your Summer Smiling With Another 50/50 Draw!
Our fourth online 50/50 draw is launching Aug. 1! Will you be the lucky winner?
Lakeshore Catholic Student Donates $5,000 to Port Cares From Project Prize
Grade ten student, Kyla Payne submitted a project about Port Cares to the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and won $5,000 for the registered charity.
RELEASE: START YOUR SUMMER SMILING WITH CASH FROM PORT CARES’ THIRD 50/50
The third online 50/50 draw is launching on May 1! This time the guaranteed take-home prize is $10,000... will you be the lucky winner?
MEDIA RELEASE Port Cares puts its annual event on the road with Drive Thru Soupfest on March 30
We're bringing back soupfest... in a covid-safe drive thru!
Port Colborne and Port Cares move forward with Chestnut Park affordable housing project
Port Cares representatives and members of the community took part in a virtual public meeting last night to discuss rezoning the area to allow for the build.
Turkey dinners delivered to vulnerable citizens and seniors on Family Day
Port Cares in Port Colborne has seen demand at its meal program and food bank explode during the pandemic due to the hardships many are facing.
50/50 Draw Launching to Care for Port Cares
Get ready to show you care for Port Cares by purchasing tickets for an online 50/50 raffle, launching today at portcares5050.ca.
Port Cares Reach Out Centre Receives $10,000 in Sobey’s Gift Cards Donated
Port Colborne, ON.: Friday afternoon, $10,000 donation of gift cards for Port Cares Reach Out Centre was purchased...
Anonymous Donor Challenges Local Citizens to Donate Funds to Port Cares
Port Colborne, ON.: This morning an anonymous donor gave Port Cares a personal donation of $2,500 with a challenge to other donors...
Annual General Meeting Tuesday September 22, 2020
You are invited to join us virtually for our 34th Annual General Meeting.
RELEASE: Early Bird Winner Brings a Story
Port Colborne native, John Hudak came to collect the Summer Bounty early bird prize and brought a touching story with him about his connection with Port Cares.
Donate Your Empties to fill Empty Tummies Until Aug. 28
Please consider donating your empties at the Port Colborne Beer Store now until Aug. 28!
RELEASE: Third Winner Picks up Biggest Cheque Yet for our 50/50
Tami Reimer of Welland came to pick up her cheque today and show us her happy dance after winning our biggest cash prize yet.
RELEASE: National and Local Businesses Come Forward to Help Port Cares Help Others
National retailer Leon's Furniture and local Harvey's/Swiss Chalet owner donated dollars to Port Cares this week.
JOINT RELEASE: Niagara Food Banks Raise Concerns
People needing assistance from Niagara's major food banks is unprecedented. A message from Port Cares, Community Care of St. Catharines & West Niagara, Project SHARE, The Hope Centre.
Our Holiday 50/50 is Back! WIN big on New Year's Day!
HO HO 5-0! Our 12 days of Christmas Giveaways draw is BACK! Win everyday from Dec. 12-23 plus win the cash Jan. 1. Proceeds go towards our Reach Out Centre and food bank.
CAA Does Final Delivery of our Seniors Hampers
We recognized CAA today for their amazing support they've given us by delivering hampers for the past 15 months.
Food Bank Gets Boost From CAA Niagara
CAA Niagara once again arrives at our Reach Out Centre with tremendous support after their community food drive, The Big Food Boost.
2 DAYS LEFT TO WIN OUR 50/50 DRAW
The third cash winner is being drawn on June 4, 2021 at 2pm. The take-home prize is over $26,000 and still growing!
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