Working with schools in underprivileged countries, missions that house displaced men, youth shelters and food drives for local families is just the tip of the iceberg for the JDWL Foundation.
Eastport was honoured to be presented with this plaque from Teen Challenge commemorating our 6 years of support.
We, at Eastport, consider it our privilege to help Teen Challenge in the important work they do transforming lives by freeing people from their addictions.
On Dec 17 we had our 12th annual turkey drive. Our biggest yet, since the need was so high this year. All made possible by the many many volunteers and donors. We were able to provide a turkey dinner to 700 families in the HRM, Bridgewater and surrounding areas.
Each year, our staff generously donate their time to organize the Annual Eastport Turkey Drive. It’s one of the ways we give back to the community, and this year, despite the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we raised $21,350.00 and bought 650 turkeys, sacks of potatoes, stuffing, bread, frozen vegetables, and dessert!
We are grateful for the following testimonials of our efforts, and to these organizations for allowing us to be part of their Christmas outreach.
Took some pizza and some ice cream sandwiches and a Christmas surprise (a gaming station...shhh...that was Ryan’s idea and a brilliant one at that!) up to the guys at the Teen Challenge Center today with Paul MacNeil, Ryan MacNeil and Tim Sleigh. Although we didn’t have much time to spend with the guys I think it was one of my favourite trips out of the past ten years up.
We are so incredibly grateful for the people in our lives here at TC!!!! We are thankful that our friend, Jonathan Lewis has been bringing the "3S's" (Steak, Sports and Servants Hearts) to us for several years. We appreciate the friends that he has brought and partnered with to make it one of the most anticipated evenings of our students programs! The fellowship,encouragement and time that you share is an amazing gift. The steaks are an added bonus; thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and stomachs)!"
Had a great time in Memramcook hanging with the gang at the center and playing some Friday night football. The 9 yr dynasty of undefeated road trips came to and end with a score of 28-21 in favour of the guys at the TC center but spirits were lifted as always on both sides of the field!! Awesome men and Awesome time!!
“Do your giving while you are living.” You can’t take it with you. Everyone of us has time, talent and money. Some of us have more of each of these resources available than others. I know this!...You can’t take any of these with you. Share them with the world. GIVE. How ya livin?
Another successful Turkey Drive with all our community supporters, staff and volunteers. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who makes this possible every year! Tonight was a double blessing as we did two locations at once which was a first and it all went off without a hitch. God Bless and Merry Christmas from Eastport Financial to all of you who make this annual drive a reality!