Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada


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Caring & Sharing 2014 in review




Thanks to students and staff of Maple Ridge School in Lantz for their recent collection of non-perishable food items to help restock our shelves. 

Shown here are two students in the school lobby with the food packed and ready to go.





March 7th - Riverside Education Center held a HAT DAY on March 7th.  Students made a donation to wear a hat and the Spirit Team Collected $160 from the event.  The food purchased filled the donation box at the Superstore. Great job and a tip of the hat to them!


April 27 - Tri-County Scouts held “Operation Helping Hands” on Sunday April 27 at the Elmsdale Sobeys.  The guys shopped the aisles for a variety of food, which was distributed between the four food banks in their areas; Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree received food valued at $500. 

Many thanks for a job well done!


June 14 - 10:00am to 3:00pm - Business Expo & Craft Show - Easthants Sportsplex (upstairs)  For bookings & info call 758-1821 or 751-0165. 


Admission was free but they collected a good load of non-perishable food items for C&S Food Bank. 

Expo Organizer Krista Piek poses with the donations in a 'grocery-themed' box specially decorated by her own young designer-daughters!

June 20 - Gallant Anniversary - 350 lbs of food plus over $580 in cash donations.



June 28, 10:00am to 2:00pm - Ladies Business Expo - Enfield Legion - Admission free with donation to Caring & Sharing Food Bank.


Procter & Gamble Donation:

Congratulations to long-time Elmsdale Volunteer Fire Department Chief Malcolm 'Mac' Noble on his surprise 'Lifetime Achievement' award from the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association.  These photos also appear on their Facebook page with an item on his recognition.

This national award goes along with TEN pallet loads of Proctor & Gamble products for Caring & Sharing. 

Mac's donation of this product to C&S will make a big difference to our families this summer and we wish to express our appreciation to everyone involved in the stock arriving at our Food Bank..


Here's Mac with some of the shipment...

July 14 - July 17 - St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church held a Bible School at the Enfield Fire Hall from Monday July 14 to Thursday July 17; 9am to 12 noon. Everyone welcome.  FREE.  Donations to the Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank requested. 

Wendy Copp is shown at left with nearly a full cart load of groceries collected.  Many thanks from the Food Bank!



Martine (at left) poses with C&S's Bernice Donaldson Donated by generous art fans...

July 19 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm - Enfield Fire Hall - first art show for local 'ex-pat' artist Martine Heffernan.  Donations of a non-perishable food item for C & S received one entry per item for a draw on a limited edition print.  See Martine's work on her web site and Facebook page.


August 2 - The Riverland Campground & RV Park held a merchandise bingo on August 2 with donations being requested for the Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank.  The campers donated 8 bags of groceries totaling approx. 150 lbs for food.  Thanks for choosing the Caring & Sharing!

August 16 - 10:00am to 4:00pm - annual BACK TO SCHOOL food drive at Elmsdale Sobeys.


August - Shown at right is Bernice Donaldson of the Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank accepting a donation of $1,000.00 from Wes Shields of Fix Auto-Enfield.  The Hometown Hero Cash donation was awarded to Fix Auto from Enterprise Car Rentals.  Enterprise holds a yearly draw for associated business partners and Fix Auto was drawn. Fix Auto could designate a charity to benefit from this donation and they chose Caring & Sharing. Many thanks to both Enterprise and Fix Auto and congratulations to Wes and Fix Auto-Enfield!

< August - Hannah Roody of Elmsdale celebrated her birthday by thinking of others.  Hannah requested food items for Caring & Sharing in lieu of gifts for herself. - Thank you Hannah!

> August - Tanya & Abigail Eldridge of Enfield were nominated for the Ice Bucket Brigade and chose not only to support ALS but also the local Caring & Sharing Food Bank by filling the ice bucket with food items.  Thanks for your support!


September 1 - Registration for Christmas Program begins


September - David Caswell, owner of Enfield Pharmacy, held a Back To School Supplies Collection for the CSAT Food Bank.  Displayed on the table are the school supplies collected at Enfield Pharmacy.  Many thanks for a job well done;

David and his staff get an ‘A+’ from Caring & Sharing!


September 3 - 7:30 pm Enfield Volunteer Fire Department Hall - Fire Chief Mac Noble will be presented with a 'Share the Bounty' Memory Book, commemorating his generous donations of Procter & Gamble products to Caring & Sharing and other groups in the community...


September 6 - 10:00am to 4:00pm - annual THANKSGIVING food drive at Elmsdale Superstore.


September 13 12:00 to 3:00 - 6th Annual Lantz Fall Fun Fair, a family-focused block party in Lantz.  Caring and Sharing will be on hand with info and raffle tickets.  (Rain date Saturday September 20.)


September 16 - 7:30pm - Annual General Meeting, to be held in the Lounge at the Enfield Legion.  All welcome!


September 27 - 10:00 to 4:00 - Raffle Ticket Sales at Elmsdale Sobeys - prize is a beautiful Quilt.


October 1 - 7:30 - Elmsdale Fire Hall

Bernice Donaldson of the Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank presented a “Sharing the Bounty”Memory Book to Mac Noble that she made as a thank you to 'Mac' for the generous donation that Caring & Sharing received and shared with 30 other groups, organizations and food banks from Proctor & Gamble in his name upon Mac receiving the Lifetime achievement award from the CVFSA.

October 4 - 9:00 - 5:00 - Raffle Ticket Sales at Enfield Home Hardware

October 9 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Shooters in Enfield

Thanksgiving - AMAZING!!!

Jake Boudreau, a nine year old from Elmsdale, has a big heart.  Jake began a program called Jake’s Project which helped a couple of families have a tasty Thanksgiving dinner.  Jake personally delivered a Thanksgiving Dinner which included a turkey, potatoes, carrots, turnip, gravy mix, stuffing, cranberries, rolls, apple pie and a great big serving of love. Jake proves that age is no barrier when you have a dream and Jake’s dream is to help those in need. Many thanks Jake from the Caring & Sharing on a job well done.


October 23 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Shooters in Enfield

October 25 - 10:00 - 5:00 - Raffle Ticket Sales at Withrow’s Belnan Market

This year's raffle prize is a beautiful quilt donated by It's Sew Time in Elmsdale; just 600 tickets will be sold (at $5.00 ea) so watch your chance to get yours!

Halloween 2014 - Andrea of East Coast Credit Union proudly displays the food & cash donations collected by the Credit Union for Halloween!


November - Sobeys once again sold their food bags in store and collected seven cases of food from pasta to cheese whiz.  Many thanks to the wonderful staff who are so supportive of the Food Bank.
KUDOS for a job well done!


November 8 - The volunteers from Dutch Settlment Fire Dept. with Bernice showing the large collection of food donations from their food drive held on Nov. 8. 

The fire department volunteers  collected 3,101 pounds of food and approx. $200.  This was a very much appreciated collection of food; thanks for all your hard work and support!


November 8 - Fall Women's Small Business Expo at the Enfield Legion on Saturday, November 8th.  Admission will be free with a donation to the food bank. To book your table or get more details, call Janelle Gehue, Arbonne Independent Consultant & District Manager - (902) 223-8094

November 13 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Shooters in Enfield

November 15 - 10:00 - 4:00 - Raffle Ticket Sales at Elmsdale Sobeys

November 23 - 1:00 - 4:00pm - The Hair Company in the Elmsdale Shopping center will be offering Morrocan Oil Treatments at their Pre Christmas Event.  ALL PROCEEDS to CSAT. Make an appointment by calling 902-883-1334.


November 29 - Exit Realty annual food drive starts at 10am.  Covers Enfield, Elmsdale and Lantz.  If you will not be home you can still leave a bag outside your door and it will be picked up!  For more info call Louise at 902-488-3937.

November 29 - Holiday angels go on sale

November 29 - 10:00 - 4:00 - Raffle Ticket Sales at Guardian Drugs, Elmsdale Mall

November 29 - 9:00 - Angel Trees up if needed

November - (left) The Knights of Columbus donated 48 new winter coats for boys and girls in various sizes.  The coats will all have a new owner for Christmas. Shown on left is Dave Lewis, KOC, Bernice Donaldson (CSAT) and Jacques Proulx (KOC) holding a sampling of the coats.  Many thanks from the clients (children) of the CSAT!


December to January 6 - Zumba with Darin & Shelley - Enjoy a special 'Christmas Bundle' - purchase SIX of their classes (staring in January 2015) for just $20 along with a donation of a non-perishable food item to Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank. 

Classes are Tuesday & Thursday evenings 7:30 at Tot's Academy in Enfield - our Facebook page is Zumba with Darin & Shelley.

December - Chrissy Jardine Photography is offering 'Holiday Mini-Sessions' for a minimum donation of $20 this year (a 30 minute session with two digital images), all proceeds going to Caring & Sharing.  Create great family memories this Christmas!  Limited spots available so book today.

December 1 to 6 - Simply Shear Serenity - Retail Tax Free Shopping December 1 - December 6th Inclusive.  860 Highway 2, Elmsdale, - 883-2330

We are accepting Food Bank Donations (with your donation you can fill out a ballot for a chance to win a surprise!)

Dollar Deals, December specials, up to 40% OFF Hot Tools.  Gift cards are available in any denomination or for any service. Already in a Christmas Card...ready for giving.  For the month of December... Glowing Facial Treatment, Professional Make up application, Express Manicure

  • Book all 3 services for $75.00 + tax

  • Book any 2 services for $50.00 + tax

  • Book only 1 Service and pay regular price

December 4 & 5 - Annual food drive at Elmsdale Superstore by local EMTs.

December 5 & 7 - The Nutcracker by RSI Danceworks will be presented at Hants East Regional High school in Millford on Dec. 5 at 7 PM and Dec. 7 at 2 PM.  $1.00 from each ticket will be donated to Caring & Sharing.  Tickets available at RSI or Elmsdale Guardian Pharmacy , $12.00 students, $16 adults.

December 6 - 9:00 to 1:00 - Elmsdale Sobeys - 6th Annual 'Pajamarama - Local student Rebecca Feindel-Sherry again collected PJs (or cash) for needy families; donations will once more be going to C&S.  This year Rebecca (on the right) was joined by friend Jamie MacLeod who helped at Sobey's with the collection.

December 6 - 2:00 - Corridor Santa Parade food collection, #2 Highway, Elmsdale to Enfield; followed by food sorting at the Elmsdale Legion.




This is always the busiest time of the year for Caring and Sharing, along with all the independent groups

and companys running their own campaigns...

Over the Edge donated a flock of frozen turkeys to help make a lot of Christmas Dinners jollier.
Aviva Donnaldson of C&S helping Neil Atkinson unload whole carts full of turkeys. This good-sized poultry pile-up will ensure a lot of local families can enjoy a full traditional dinner on Christmas Day! Neil and C&S Co-ordinator Bernice Donaldson pause to pack up family presents also donated by Over the Edge.
Elmsdale Chiropractic

holds an annual toy collection for Caring & Sharing; this year's toy take filled a real car!

Left - Oldfield School's Drive collected colourful cartloads of donations.


Right - Elmsdale's Briarwood B&B second Christmas Open House resulted in an impressive collection.

Left - Mel Banks, a CSAT volunteer helps Reg Hurshman of Enfield Hardware draw the lucky name.

Right - The queen size quilt was won by Marjorie Matheson.  Congratulations Marjorie and thanks for your support!

The Quilt was generously donated by Suzanne at It's Sew Time and raised $1,544.00!

Corridor Santa Claus Parade 2014 - December 6
Collecting donations all along the way. Volunteers handling food bins at the Legion.
Sorting through the presents is a favourite task with everyone...
Kids Helping Other Kids this Kristmas...
A   big red hatchback full of donations from the children of St. Margaret's Church Sunday School. Here's one of Santa's Little Helpers sorting gift donations after the 2014 Santa Claus Parade.

December 7 - 2:30 to 3:30 East Hants Sportsplex -  East Hants Minor Hockey Female Atom team is going to have a “Fill the Rink” day, inviting all of the female players in the area to come to the rink, bring a noise maker and have some fun!  We are going to ask them to bring a non-perishable food item as well, and try and get some things for the Angel Tree Food Bank.  If this is initial attempt is a success, we will do it for the Novice and Peewee teams in January as well.  Come on out ladies and help us support the endeavors of Caring & Sharing Food Bank!

December 11 - Raffle Ticket Sales - Shooters in Enfield

December 11 & 12 - 5:00 - 9:00 - 2nd Annual Open House at Briarwood B&B in Elmsdale.  Tour this lovely country house all dressed up for the Holidays - admission is free but food & cash donations are gratefully accepted on behalf of Caring & Sharing.

December 13 - 9:00 - 5:00 - Raffle Ticket Sales, Enfield Home Hardware

December 13 - 5:00 - Raffle draw at Enfield Home Hardware

Ticket sales limited to just 600, price $5.00 each.

December 14 - Angel Trees down and gifts due back

December 14 - Elmsdale Community Food Drive - Lantz

December 15 - 20 - 'Food For Fines' - the Elmsdale Library is again doing Food for Fines; 1 food item is equal to $2.00 towards fines!  More info call Library at 902-883-9838

December 15 - Last day for the 'Mitten Tree' (November 10 to December 15) collection at the Outpatient Lab Area in the Matheson Centre.  These annual donations of knitted mittens, gloves, hats, scarves & socks will be distributed among four local groups including C&S Food Bank.

December 15 - Elmsdale Community Food Drive - Elmsdale

For further info contact John MacDonald at 902-483-7382.

December 16 - Gift topping


December 17 - Gift Wrapping


December 17 - Food Sorting


December 17 - evening Food Floor Plan Set up

Withrow's Farm Market Angel Tree

December 18 - 9:00 - Food delivery & set up

December 19 - 9:00 - 10:30 - Adopt a family drop off

December 19 - 11:00 - Adopt a family pick up

December 19 - 2:00 - gift pickup

December 20 - 9:00 - packing boxes

December 20 - 10:00 - 4:00 - Pick ups

December 20 - Holiday angels ends

Our Annual Christmas Box Packing at the Enfield Legion was the usual hustle and bustle but went smoothly thanks to all our regular volunteers, plus a few special guests...

C&S works hard to gather, sort and lay out the many items needed to feed people over the holidays, and is grateful to the Enfield Legion for all the space provided for this and other work sessions.


At right:  Andrew & Adam Raisbeck 'paid it forward' this year, renting a rink at EH Sportsplex to throw a skating party and hockey game for their friends and families.  Attendees were generous with donations of toys and food for Caring & Sharing...

MP Scott Brison and MLA Margaret Miller again joined the team to get the boxes ready. Margaret and Bernice Donaldson show off a resolution recognizing Bernice in the NS Legislature. Margaret and Scott pose with Bernice amidst the piles of food headed for local families.
East Hants Minor Hockey Midget AA on their fifth visit... Penguins huddle with coach to get their 'shopping orders'. Enfield Rugby Club also lent some muscle and energy this year.
Looks almost like a regular shopping trip, eh? Produce is always included with dry goods for balanced boxes. Volunteer assisting with donated PJ distribution.
Thanks again this year to the 1st Tri-county Brownie troupe and

to Maple Ridge Elementary School for their candy donations!




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