The Tavistock Assistance Program is a Christian Charitable organization. We provide local residents with support during temporary, emergency situations. We recognize that everyone deserves help when faced with difficult challenges.
Vision and Values
To be a Christian charitable organization, solely funded through donations from the community. T.A.P. is a registered charity under CRA guidelines (Charity BN / Registration # 83646 1301 RR0001).
Immediate Support System
During immediate, challenging situations or emergencies, which disrupt everyday life, we believe that it is important for everyone to understand they can and should receive help.
Build a strong community
To ensure that all of our family, friends and neighbours have food, clothing, spiritual guidance, financial services and other necessities of life, as needed.
Confidentiality is at the forefront of T.A.P. We ensure the personal information of the people we support remains completely confidential.
Who is TAP?
TAP is you.
Neighbours helping neighbours.
TAP wouldn’t exist without the generous donations we receive from the members of our community, like you.
And together, we can create a community that thrives on the building blocks of
neighbours helping neighbours.
The Tavistock Assistance Program was initiated by Gordon Schiefele, Byron Kropf and Mayor Don McKay when it was identified that there was an unmet need in our community. A public meeting was held in the Spring of 2009. To help with start up costs, an offering was given at the Ecumenical Service in the Park in August. By October of 2009, TAP became a Christian charitable organization supporting community members through temporary emergency situations and hardship. Since 2009, the need in our community has increased each year with 2016 showing the greatest need thus far.
TAP has a program director (Deborah Wagler), three volunteers and an
eight member Board of Directors.
The Tavistock Missionary Church generously donates space for TAP to operate.
TAP operates by appointment only to maintain confidentiality and to respect privacy.
Assistance is provided to residents within the Hwy. 59 corridor ~ Shakespeare, Tavistock, Hickson and the rural areas in between.
“Thank you again for helping me. I started working full-time a few months ago, and am doing a lot better financially and otherwise. Thank you once again for all you have done for me and are doing for the community. You were there when I needed help.”
You were there when I needed help.
Thank you so much for all of your help this past year. TAP has been such an amazing support to me and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without you. Thanks for helping me get on my feet.
T.A.P. has been such an amazing support to me
We wish to sincerely thank this organization for all the generosity it has shown our daughter and her family with wonderful gifts, gift certificates and food. Your kindness has shown how much good there is in humanity. This organization is indeed doing God’s work.
Your kindness has shown how much good there is in humanity
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued generosity towards our family. We are hoping to pay it forward in the new year when — is back to work. Your organization has made us feel like family and that is truly appreciated. Wishing you and all your members a very Merry Christmas and time with family to reflect on all the blessings we are so thankful for. You can’t fully understand the difference you have made in our lives.
All the best in 2017.
We feel like family
The Tavistock Assistance Program is a local initiative developed for everyone in our community. Through donations from those who are able to share, others will be able to receive assistance with absolute confidentiality. We thrive on the building blocks of a strong community, which is neighbours helping neighbours. Donate online safely and securely through PayPal today.
Donate by mail
TAP works to support those who are faced with difficult challenges. Often those challenges lead to a significant loss of income for the family. TAP provides immediate food assistance and relevant gift cards to help alleviate the financial strain that often comes along with an urgent difficulty. We believe no one should have to face turbulent times alone. Through donations from those who are able to share, others will be able to receive assistance with absolute confidentiality. We thrive on the building blocks of a strong community, which is neighbours helping neighbours. Donate by mail today by sending a cheque to:
T.A.P. c/o Tavistock Missionary Church
77 Mogk St. N. Box 220
Tavistock, ON N0B2R0
Donate with groceries
Food donation bags are available for purchase at our local Sam’s ValuMart ($20). The bags are pre-packaged with necessary food and toiletries. They are updated periodically with products identified as an urgent need. TAP uses the food donations to respond to local residents who are experiencing financial strain due to an urgent and unforeseen circumstance. Any donation is greatly appreciated as food is a specific need within the program.
We thrive on the building blocks of a strong community, which is neighbours helping neighbours. Please consider purchasing a food bag from Mike’s ValuMart today.
Donate Through Local Banks
TAP works to support those in our community experiencing an urgent need. An unplanned challenge that disrupts normal, daily life can be extremely difficult to handle for some. Through donations from those who are able to share, others will be able to receive assistance with absolute confidentiality. TAP relies on the building blocks of a strong community, which is neighbours helping neighbours.
Please give at Tavistock CIBC or look for the ‘coin box’ at Tavistock ScotiaBank.
Annual General Meeting
March 31st, 2020 7:00 p.m
Tavistock Missionary Church
77 Mogk St. N.
Past Sponsored Events
We are grateful for the supporters from our community who have hosted events to directly benefit the Tavistock Assistance Program.
When you choose to host a fundraising event and collect donations for TAP, your efforts directly support our community.
Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support of TAP:
Zehr Insurance Community Show & Shine – July 2019
Hickson Lion’s Club Brunch in the Park – 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Quehl’s & Zehr Insurance Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Shakespeare Men’s Club Food Drive 2017
Tavistock Firefighters Annual Food Drive through Tavistock
Ecumenical Service in the Park 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Harrington’s 150th Heritage Day 2017
Hickson Lion’s Club Minute to Win It Challenge 2017
The Tavistock Assistance Program administers the Raymer Financial scholarship fund. It was developed to encourage people in our community to build leadership skills through post-secondary education. We recognize that by empowering someone willing to learn, we set them up to become strong decision makers and influencers who will help to shape our community for years to come. This scholarship program provides funds to those who have special financial needs, and encourages their pursuit of a post-secondary education (college/university/trade school), and therefore is administered by the Tavistock Assistance Program. New grads and mature students are eligible to apply.
Tavistock Assistance Program
77 Mogk St. N. Box 220
Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0