105 Gibson Community Needs responds to the needs in the community.  We are dedicated to serving all members of the community regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender and background because it is the compassion and hope of Jesus that we want to share. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide.


Foodbank

Get Help: We collect and distribute food to people struggling with hunger regardless of age, gender, race or disability.

If you are in need of food, then please call our intake number 905.946.8787 ext 107 or email us at fooddrive@105gibson.com. We serve on a by-appointment basis to ensures that someone can meet with you when you are here. On your first visit, we will ask you some questions to get to know you and your situation.

Don’t worry, we respect your privacy and will not share your information without your permission.

Give Food: Please donate non-perishable food items only such as canned meats and vegetables, cereal, and rice. Also, we ask that you make healthy choices when picking the food to donate.

The drop-off box is located right outside the foodbank inside our centre. You may drop off your food donation anytime during the centre’s opening hours. If you are looking for other ways to support our foodbank, please check out this page.


Talking Book Library

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Talking Book Library (TBL) has formed a strategic partnership with 105 Gibson Centre.  Both organizations, in particular, seek to serve the community of visually impaired persons (VIPs). The Cultural Café, is currently operated by The Joy Beyond Vision Community, provides training and employment for VIP’s who prepare and serve food and beverage to the public.

A recent installment of a portable recording booth at 105 Gibson Centre will allow TBL to expand its audio production of Christian materials for the visually impaired and print disabled. In addition to TBL’s long history of English narration of over 2,500 inspiring Christian books for the blind, available through CNIB, TBL has begun an exciting pilot project to narrate books in Chinese.

Currently, TBL’s recording studios are located in Stouffville, ON where over 40 volunteer narrators and editors record and edit books in the DAISY format for the blind (14 of the 40 are Chinese speakers). To expand its volunteer base, TBL’s portable recording booth in Markham provides greater accessibility by transit.

TBL, which is the only Christian audio book publisher for CNIB, is the first to offer audio productions in Mandarin and Cantonese. You can hear some of TBL’s Chinese productions at our website: www.talkingbooklibrary.org/chinese-pilot-project

TBL is grateful to 105 Gibson Centre for sharing its resources and allowing the placement of a portable recording booth at the centre. We hope that forming this alliance will raise greater awareness for the VIP community overall.


Out of the Cold

During the winter times, we open our doors to the homeless and provide them with safe refuge and warm hospitality.


Free Tax Clinics

During the tax season, trained volunteers provides free tax return service for individuals and families who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Individual income less than $30,000
  • Family income less than $40,000
  • No business or rental income
  • No investment income
  • Foreign properties less than $100,000

Tax Clinic 2017 Dates

Every Sat and Sun Mar 4, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Sat: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sun: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
English, Cantonese and Mandarin services available.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please call 905-946-8787 ext 168 or email 105gibson.taxclinic@gmail.com if you meet the above criteria to book.