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Archive for November, 2013

Join us Friday for the Downtown North Bay Christmas Walk!

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

We are excited to once again be a part of the Annual Downtown North Bay Christmas Walk! This year come by and see what Hands is all about, while enjoying some warm popcorn (with flavours!) and doing some crafts with the kids!

The Christmas Walk is Friday November 22nd from 6pm-9pm. Hands is proud to be a member of the downtown community!

“Sibshops” for Siblings of Children with Special Needs – North Bay

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

Sibshops are best described as a recreation based support group for SIBLINGS of children (foster, adopted, step, bio all welcome) with special needs (no restrictions).

Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters.  Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs can be both challenging and rewarding for siblings and so Sibshops offers an opportunity for sharing and connecting with peers who “get it.”  The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), food and fun.

Sibshops are not therapy, group or otherwise, although their effect may be therapeutic for some children.  Sibshops acknowledge that most brothers and sisters of people with special needs, like their parents, are doing well, despite the challenges of an illness or disability.  Consequently, while Sibshop facilitators always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional services, the Sibshop model takes a wellness approach.

Registration is required, please view flyer below for more information:

Sibshop Flyer and details

Buy a Gift Card at Northgate and Support Hands!

Posted on: November 1st, 2013

From November 4 – December 4 purchase a gift card from Northgate Shopping Centre, and $1 from every card purchased will go to Hands! Plus you will be entered in a contest to win a $500 shopping spree!

Hands extends a BIG thank you to Northgate Shopping Centre for their ongoing support of Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca and the families we serve!


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