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Who are we?

The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre Inc. was established in January 2002 and is a provincially incorporated not-for-profit organization and registered charity through the Canada Revenue Agency. We have an active Board of Directors, and our day-to-day operations are managed entirely by volunteers.

Our Beginnings

The Soup Kitchen, located on the lower level of George Street United Church, opened at the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre with financial support from Kathleen Pratt Legrow. Since its inception in January 2002, the Centre has served over 120,000 meals.

Addressing the Need

Thanks to the patronage of our corporate sponsors, fundraising efforts, volunteers, and government program support, the Jimmy Pratt Centre offers three main programs:

  • The Cenovus Breakfast Program provides a “hot breakfast” every Monday morning from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Our Seniors’ Inclusion Program every Wednesday which offers seniors a fitness program, a meal, and some social time at 11 AM
  • Our signature Friday Soup Kitchen provides a hot lunch every Friday and runs from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.

Other Programs

As part of our regular support, we continue to offer a Computer Access Program based on information gathered in a comprehensive needs analysis. Many patrons suggested that this service would be a valuable addition by providing Internet access for job searching and email communication.

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OUR VALUES

The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre is an incorporated body and registered charity dedicated to the support of individuals needing assistance to manage the challenges of everyday life. We are committed to offering a welcoming environment based on realistic values. You can read more about our vision and mission here.

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OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

One of the major keys to the successful operations and programming at the Jimmy Pratt Centre continues to be our sponsors. Volunteers that originate from these sponsors work at the Centre on a weekly basis and form the nucleus of our overall volunteer program operations and management.

That is not to say that that we are not in need of financial support, far from it, our sponsors provide both. They offer volunteers and considerable funds to ensure that the Centre can meet the various goals and objectives that continue to provide the formula for success.

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FLIPPER DINNER – June 18th, 2024Jimmy Pratt Soup Kitchen will offer a “Flipper Dinner” on Tuesday, June 18th, at 5:00 pm at the Jimmy Pratt Centre on the Lower Level of George St. United Church. This will be an eat-in or take-out Flipper dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert and tea orCoffee. The cost is $30.00 each. Tickets must be picked up and paid for in advance.Don't miss the chance to order your tickets for the Flipper Dinner.Please Call 709-726-8781 or 709-685-0066. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. This is not just a dinner; it's a community gathering. Meet your friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious Flipper Dinner.By participating in the Flipper Dinner, you're not just enjoying a meal; you're making a difference. All proceeds will go to the Friday Soup Kitchen Program, helping us serve those who need our support. Our office is at 25 Buchanan St., St John’s, NL. For directions, visit our web page at www.jimmyprattcentre.ca. See MoreSee Less
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On April 17th, eight NL Hydro volunteers visited our Seniors Inclusion Program participants to help prepare lunch, participate in our Stretch and Balance Fitness Program, play Bingo and share in the SIP weekly program activities.Our seniors were thrilled to have the Hydro volunteers visit, and it made for a delightful day for both them and the volunteers from Hydro. Communication Advisor Diane Martin said the feedback from their volunteers stated that it was the best volunteer opportunity they had ever experienced. See MoreSee Less
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We are seeking letters of interest and support to complete the Seniority Program for Senior as pod casts and radio. We welcome your feedback and would like to offer additional information. Have a listen, share it and tell us what you think! This pilot was produced and directed by Ray Penton and Peter Elliott and Hosted by Kathy Winsor.Send your comments to: contact@jimmyprattcentre.ca or contact the office at 709-7268781.Seniority EPISODE 1 – youtu.be/Ap7k_eJeGnQSeniority EPISODE 2 – youtu.be/z9X1vWRUcI0Please visit our web page www.jimmyprattcentre.ca See MoreSee Less
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The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre was presented with a cheque for $2,000.00 by the board of the Elks Club. The Centre was one of four charities to receive a donation from the four day raffles that were held at the Club.On behalf of the board of directors, volunteers and patrons we wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the club members and extend our best wishes for a happy Christmas.Left to right. Matthew Mahon of the walks Club, Krista Koerner, Chair of the Jimmy Pratt Centre, and Austin Brophy President of the Elks Club. See MoreSee Less
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Kitchen Program, helping us serve those who need our support. Our office is at 25 Buchanan St., St John’s, NL. For directions, visit our web page at http://www.jimmyprattcentre.ca.

This is not just a dinner; it’s a community gathering. Meet your friends or make new ones while enjoying a delicious Flipper Dinner. By participating in the Flipper Dinner, you’re not just enjoying a meal; you’re making a difference. All proceeds will go to the Friday Soup – 3/4

including dessert and tea or Coffee. The cost is $30.00 each. Tickets must be picked up and paid for in advance. Don’t miss the chance to order your tickets for the Flipper Dinner. Please Call 709-726-8781 or 709-685-0066. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 2/4

FLIPPER DINNER – June 18th, 2024

Jimmy Pratt Soup Kitchen will offer a “Flipper Dinner” on Tuesday, June 18th, at 5:00 pm at the Jimmy Pratt Centre on the Lower Level of George St. United Church. This will be an eat-in or take-out Flipper dinner with all the trimmings, 1/4

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HELP US HELP OTHERS

Your generosity enables the Centre to deliver much needed services to the community facing hurdles and barriers to everyday life. Please consider making an online donation or contact our office to learn more about options in support of the many services offered at the Centre.

Seal Flipper Dinner - Tuesday, June 18, 2024


DOOR PRIZE - A night at the JAG for two with Breakfast!

The Jimmy Pratt Soup Kitchen will be offering a “Seal Flipper Dinner”, with all the fixings, including tea, coffee, and dessert on: Tuesday, 18 June 2024. Take out @ 4:30 PM, eat-in @ 5:30 PM at the Jimmy Pratt Center, lower level of the former George Street United Church, on the corner of George Street and Buchanan Street. Tickets are $30 each and must be paid in full and picked up by Wednesday, 12 June 2024.

Please reserve your tickets early by calling: (709) 726-8781 or (709) 685-0066, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is not just a dinner, but a community gathering; an opportunity to reacquaint with old friends or to make new ones, while at the same time supporting those less fortunate who reside in the downtown core of St. John’s. All  proceeds will be in support of the Friday Soup Kitchen at the Jimmy Pratt Center. To learn more about our outreach programs at the Jimmy Pratt Center, please visit our website at: www.jimmyprattcentre.ca

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