United Way Community Fund





Senior’s Resizing Cooperative

The Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre gratefully acknowledges  support funding from United Way NL in support of startup costs for  the Senior’s Resizing Cooperative.

The Cooperative is for seniors and will provide a means to save money and avoid food waste.  Starting a consumer cooperative for seniors who are facing joint issues like living in small apartments, tight budgets, and small families can have many key objectives and benefits:


  1. Cost Savings: The primary objective would be to collectively purchase groceries and other consumables in bulk, which can lead to significant cost savings for members.
  2. Quality and Variety: By pooling resources, the cooperative can afford to purchase higher-quality products and a wider variety of goods that might otherwise not affordable individually.
  3. Community Support: Foster a sense of community among members by collaborating on common issues and helping each other navigate challenges related to small living spaces and tight budgets.
  4. Education and Skills: The cooperative is committed to empowering its members. We will provide educational resources and workshops on budgeting, meal planning, and efficient space utilization. This will equip you with the necessary skills to maximize your resources and take control of your financial situation.
  5. Sustainability: Promote sustainable practices such as bulk buying, reducing food waste, and Eco-friendly living in small spaces.


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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