Who We Are
Who We Serve
The working poor, the unemployed and the homeless. Thousands come to us each year for a helping hand. It is only through the generosity of the community that we are able to give that helping hand.
Through the generous support from community organizations, individuals, business and industries; The Inn of The Good Shepherd is able to make a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families. In addition, we help improve the quality of life in our community by reaching out to friends and neighbors through offering the following services:
- a food bank
- a soup kitchen
- rent / utility assistance
- The Haven – emergency shelter for youth
- The Good Shepherds’ Lodge – emergency shelter for adults/families & traditional housing
- Genesis – clothing & small household items
- Red Path
- Income Tax Clinics
- Mobile Market
- Snack Pack
- Back to School
- Christmas Programs
- Reduced fare transit programs
- Client BBQ
- Children’s Birthday Club
- Winter Coat Night
The Inn of the Good Shepherd is an Incorporated Charitable Organization and all donations are income deductible.
The Inn was started in 1981 by a group of people centered in St. Johns Anglican Church in Sarnia’s south end, who became concerned with the growing need of the disadvantaged persons in this area.
In time, they were joined by others, so that the Inn is now supported by many Protestant churches and Roman Catholic Parishes, as well as Service Groups, individuals, labour, industry and Governments.
Your Caring Hands at Work
Chain of Caring raised over 3249 lbs of food
Subway Take a Bite out of Hunger raised over $8000 this year
Cops for Cans collected 11,348lbs of food
Brown Bag Lunch almost 700 orders. Thanks for our sponsors: Dante Club, Subway, Real Canadian Superstore, TOVA, The Fox, CHOK, K106.3
NOVA continued support through the pledge of $250,000 over 5 years
Back to School 620 backpacks distributed. Thanks to sponsors: CF Industries, Noelle’s Gift, Suncor, Ontario Power Generation
Snack Packs 268 children served for 11 weeks at 8 locations through Lambton-County
Sarnia-Lambton, your support has made Christmas cheerier for many families and will help those in need over the winter months.
Thanks for Caring!
Special Thanks for the support to our major Christmas programs:
‘Inn Out of the Cold’ Family Dinner
Singles Christmas at the Inn Dinners
Children’s Christmas Party
Board of Directors
Chair Emily Branton
Past Chair Alex Palimaka
Treasurer Ashvin Thakkar
Secretary Rev. Joyce Hodgson
Members at Large Carl Kongas, Rebecca Mitchell, Chelsea Cooper, Christopher Sparkes, Jacqueline Davidson, Pastor David Van Berkel, Andrew Vincelli, Jack Greydanus
Executive Director Myles Vanni