CONTACT’s 10th Annual Coats for Kids Drive

Help Keep A Child Warm This Winter!

With the cold weather fast approaching, CONTACT and The Clothes Line are asking the community to help keep a child warm this winter by donating to its annual Coats for Kids Drive.

Starting Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 and running until Friday, October 31, 2014 donations of good quality, new or gently used children’s winter coats, hats, boots, and mittens can be dropped off The Clothes Line, 55 Victoria Street West, Alliston.

Please note that donations will only be accepted during regular store hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please make sure to clearly mark your donation as “Coats for Kids”. Store volunteers and staff will be available to accept donations for the Drive.

For those in need of children’s winter clothing, donated items will be available for pick up at The Clothes Line from Monday, October 27th, 2014 during regular store hours.

CONTACT and The Clothes Line hopes that everyone will join them in making a difference in the community by ensuring that every child has a warm coat to wear during the cold winter months.

For more information, please contact Jackie Curd, Store Manager, The Clothes Line at 705-434-0790.

October 16, 2014 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

CONTACT’s Annual General Meeting & Report

CONTACT held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at CONTACT Community Services in Alliston.

Highlights included a report on the year’s activities and the election of the new board of directors for 2014/2015.

The newly elected directors are as follows:

  • Kim Emmerson, President
  • Gloria Lynn, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Sandy McAulay, Board Member
  • Dorothy Ramsay, Board Member
  • Beth Seaborne, Board Member

For more information about CONTACT and the work we have accomplished in our community in the past year, make sure to read our 2013/2014 Annual Report.

The CONTACT board, staff and volunteers would like to thank everyone in the community for their continued support and we look forward to continuing our mission to support the communities of South Simcoe by providing quality services through creative, sustainable solutions to community needs.

July 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

CONTACT’s Annual General Meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend CONTACT Community Services’ Annual General Meeting.

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Time:  6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: CONTACT Community Service,  Town Square,  2nd Floor Conference Room, 39 Victoria Street East, Alliston

The purpose of the meeting is:

  1. To receive the consolidated financial statements of the organization for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 together with the auditor’s report therein
  2. To elect the directors of the organization for the ensuing year
  3. To appoint the auditors of the organization
  4. To approve proposed changes to the By-laws of the organization
  5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof

Proposed changed to the Bylaws of the organization:

The CONTACT Board Bylaw Committee has worked very hard to update the Bylaws to comply with the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act Legislation.

You can review these changes by clicking on the links below:

DRAFT South Simcoe Community Information Centre (CONTACT) Bylaws
CONTACT Bylaws Summary of Changes


For more information please call Sandra Mawby at 705-435-4900 Ext. 203.

June 5, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Thank You Willies Car and Van Wash!

CONTACT Community Services is pleased to announce that its first ever Charity Car Wash was a huge success thanks to the generous support of Willies Car and Van Wash, located at 583 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

From March 24 to March 27, 2014, Willies Car and Van Wash donated one dollar from every car washed to CONTACT.

The fundraiser raised $844.00 and will support CONTACT’s local community programs and services.

From left to right are Julia Curtis – CONTACT Fundraising and Communications Coordinator, Mr. Ron Beattie- Owner Willies Car and Van Wash, Ashley Horan – Manager Willies Car and Van Wash and Sandra Mawby – CONTACT Co-Executive Director.


April 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

The Clothes Line End of Winter Sale!


Spring is FINALLY just around the corner and The Clothes Line, 55 Victoria St. W., Alliston, is holding their Annual End of Winter Sale.

From Mon., March 10 to Thurs., March 13 drop by the store for amazing daily specials.

From Fri., March 14 to Tues., March 18 all winter clothing including shoes and purses will be 50% off.

Then, from Wed., March 19 to Sat., March 22 you can stuff a bag full of winter clothing for only $5.00!

The Clothes Line will close at 2 p.m. on Sat., March 22 and reopen with their new spring/summer line on Mon., Mar., 24. 

The Clothes Line is located in downtown Alliston at 55 Victoria Street West, and is open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Clothes Line is a non-profit thrift store that provides a valuable community service by collecting and selling good quality used items at affordable prices.

Proceeds from The Clothes Line support CONTACT’s community programs and services.

For more information, you can call the store at 705-434-0790 or click here to visit them online.

March 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

CONTACT Holiday Hours


From all of us at CONTACT, we would like to thank our wonderful community for their generous support and wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

CONTACT Alliston Office Holiday Hours

December 24th — 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 25th — Closed
December 26th — Closed
December 27th — Closed
December 30th — 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 31st — 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
January 1st — Closed
January 2nd – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
January 3rd – Closed

If you have an emergency housing issue, please call the Barrie Housing Support Services at 705-739-0485. For other emergency support numbers, please click here.

If you are looking for community information, please click here to search our community database or you can also call 211.

bradford WORKS Holiday Hours

December 24th — 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 25th — Closed
December 26th — Closed
December 27th — 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 30th — 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 31st — 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
January 1st — Closed
January 2nd – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
January 3rd – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Clothes Line Store Holiday Hours

December 24th – 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
December 25th – Closed
December 26th – Closed
December 27th – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
December 28th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 30th – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 31st – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
January 1st – Closed
January 2nd – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 3rd – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


December 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Coats For Kids Distributions Days Now On!

Coats for Kids DriveThanks to the amazing response to our Coats for Kids Drive from the community, we have received a wide range of donated children’s winter coats, mitts, hats, and other winter items for those in need in our community!

From now until November 22nd, 2013, local families in need of winter coats for their children can drop by The Clothes Line during regular store hours to pick up what they need.

The Clothes Line
55 Victoria Street West, Alliston
Store Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information please call Jackie Curd, Store Manager at

October 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

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