How Your Soup Challenge Donations Can Help Young People Here in Brantford

People standing at tables sorting donations in plastic bins.

Wondering where your donations go? When we say that your contributions the the 17th annual Soup Challenge go towards helping youth facing homelessness here in Brantford and Brant, we mean in very basic, relatable, and impactful ways.

Our shelters and housing programs have a constant need for items such as:

  • Individual hygiene supplies
  • Pyjamas, underwear, socks, and slippers
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Bedding, pillowcases, fitted and flat sheets
  • Plus, floor mats, entrance carpets, and bath towels

Young people who are staying with us also need:

  • City bus passes
  • Gas cards for outings
  • Recreational passes, such as movies, mini golf, Grand River conservation passes
  • Craft supplies

The warmer weather is coming and with the long COVID and several quarantines and lockdowns, people need to get outside. Our residential facilities are looking to provide our guests with:

  • Barbecues for Cornerstone and Station House
  • Barbecue foods
  • Basketball nets
  • Exercise equipment
  • Outdoor (patio) furniture

Plus, we provide support to people in the community who need employment, addictions and mental health services, shelter and housing, and justice services, and we could not do it without your help.   

You can make an online donation to the 17th annual Soup Challenge and the programs we offer to youth experiencing homelessness in Brantford.  

The Soup Challenge was released on May 27th, 2022. You can see the full event on our YouTube channel, and you can watch the trailers for the competition right here

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August 3, 2022
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July 20, 2022
St. Leonard's Community Services, Employment Services is excited to announce the first two cohorts of the Foundation for Trades program are celebrating their successful graduation. A timely date with Youth Skills Day on July 15th, this exciting new program links youth between 18 and 29 years of age who are currently unemployed or underemployed with the skills needed to excel in the construction field.
July 4, 2022
Today an outbreak of COVID-19 is being declared by the Brant County Health Unit at St. Leonard's Community Services' Station House after a client and staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
June 7, 2022
The community really came together to support us and our Soup Challenge fundraiser and the programs we offer to people in the community who may be experiencing homelessness.
May 31, 2022
Shout out to all the local businesses and community members who donated their time, effort, and resources to help us raise funds to support youth facing homelessness here in Brantford.
May 30, 2022
St. Leonard’s Community Services is hiring part-time residential staff. We have over 20 positions currently available right now.