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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, TAP has decided to cancel the annual meeting. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
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:
Tavistock Assistance Program
77 Mogk St. N. Box 220
Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0