Ways to Help During the Pandemic

COVID-19 may have changed the landscape of volunteering, but there are still plenty of ways you can continue to support organizations in your community, such as OFSS.

Follow us on social media

  • Stay up to date with all OFSS news and calls for volunteers by following us onTwitter or Facebook at Operation Friendship Seniors Society. (Follow us onTwitter: @OFSS1969 or Facebook)

 

Participate in our Bottle Drive

  • Our bottle drive continues to help support the operations at OFSS. Consider collecting bottles for your family and friends and arranging one of our volunteers to pick them up for you. Or consider becoming a volunteer bottle drive driver yourself!

 

Donate Clothing

  • As the weather continues to change, this is a great time to clean out your closet sat home and donate gently used clothing to OFSS. Your clothing goes directly to seniors in need. Mens sizes large and extra large are most in need.
  • If your organization is looking for ways to help, organizing a clothing drive is a great way to engage members of your community in supporting OFSS and our seniors.

 

Spread the Word

  • Help by continuing to share the word about OFSS, our mission and how others may help us continue to serve Edmonton seniors. Share photos and posts on social media, tell your family and friends and help draw awareness to OFSS and our mission

 

Use your Networks

  • If you know of someone or an organization that could help support OFSS’ mission, consider reaching out and exploring how those in your community maybe able to help

 

There are many ways to help. For more information, please contact Jimmy Morrison at (780) 408-2958 or email at jimmym@ofss.org.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to work in friendship with Edmonton’s inner city seniors. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Friendly visiting
  • Serve meals in the Drop-In Centre
  • Sponsor a meal
  • Gardening and yard work
  • Recreation support
  • Light labor and maintenance
  • Sewing and knitting
  • Arts and crafts

For more information on how you can help, contact Jimmy our Community Relations Supervisor at (780) 408-2958 or via email at jimmym@ofss.org

Donations

Donations go a long way in the inner city.  Here’s what your donation can do:

  • Buy bus tickets
  • Fill the gas tank of the Helping Hands Van
  • Sponsor breakfast for 75 seniors
  • Sponsor lunch for 90 seniors
  • Sponsor supper for 125 seniors

Drop-in center

Our Drop-In Centre and various sites are always looking for certain items to help keep our seniors warm and dry.  Please consider donating:

  • Toques
  • Mitts
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Winter coats (mens)
  • Jeans & hoodies (mens)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Backpacks (knapsacks)
  • Blankets
  • Winter boots
  • Towels
  • Toiletries (razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Coffee
  • Due to a shortage of meat donations… we need – meat, ground beef, beef, pork, chicken & luncheon meat.

For more information on the Drop-In Centre, or to find out how you can help, call (780) 429-2626.