Simcoe Street United Church

$100 of $2.0M goal

Raised by 1 person in 1 month
Created November 6, 2018
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What is 201 years of service worth?
Simcoe Street United Church Aspires to be a Beacon off Christian Faith and Caring Radiating from Downtown Oshawa.

Since 1817 Simcoe Street United Church has cared and supported families and the needs of Oshawa and our surrounding communities. Now Simcoe Street United Church needs Oshawa and those communities to support the needs of this Historical Landmark.

What are the Needs?
There are many important needs to save this historical place man call home. Some of the needs required to restore this beautiful place are listed here, however are not limited to these main repairs and restorations..The Steeple, the Roof, the Bricks, the interior of the Sanctuary and adjoining spaces, all need repair, replacement, maintenance. One of our most imperative and urgently needed repairs are to he Roof and the Steeple. With the upcoming winter season approaching it brings great concern. This may be the last winter this historical section of the church can brave the cold wet weather and ice that we know can cause more damage and may be more difficult and costlier to recover from.

Why Does Simcoe Street United Church matter?
Simcoe Street is the meeting place of 30+ organizations within our community, many of which are non-for-profit. It provides space for The Back-Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty, the Murray McKinnon Foundation, the Durham Woodworking Club, Durham Philharmonic Choir and community concerts, one of which is the Professors of Funk fund raiser for the Back-Door Mission, just to name a few. We help celebrate many of life's important milestones such as wedding, baptisms. The list goes on. Simcoe Street United Church is also the home of a grateful congregation.
Some would say "let the Congregation provide" it is too much for that to be possible.

We ask you the people for help. How can you help?
You can help by donating to the Simcoe St. United Church directly by mail, in person or Email money transfer. You can find our mailing information and web address at the end of this request.  
You can help by donation the the Simcoe Street United Church Go fund me page. For the unfamiliar to crowdfunding platforms, keep in mind that this is a third-party for-profit platform and they do take a percentage of the funds raised. 

Any help will be gratefully received.
There are also many other ways that the community can offer help with the needs of Simcoe Street United Church. We can use the help from businesses who may be willing to help by providing services free of charge or at discounted rates. Gift cards to home or commercial improvement stores that can be used for maintenance and minor repairs such as flooring , carpets, paint, lighting and commercial appliance type upgrades. Unfortunately, these are just a few of the needs we require, and the list grows daily. We welcome inquires to the repairs, replacements and  maintenance needed as many  of these could also be donated directly from our partners withing the community.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much". Helen Keller
We also ask that you Like and Share this message on your Facebook and social media outlets. Please  share this request via email and text messaging to your friends, family and co-workers. The more this is shared the better chance we have to restore this beautiful historical structure many call home.

Thank you for taking your time to read this request.

"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky"
   -Sonia Gandhi-

Ways to contact and Donate:

Mailing address:
66 Simcoe Street S.,
Oshawa ON L1H 4G3

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$100 of $2.0M goal

Raised by 1 person in 1 month
Created November 6, 2018
Fundraising Team
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