noelle's gift

What We Do

Student Nutrition Program

Providing our students with nutritional food items during their day at school helps them focus on school work. This is an important investment that impacts the daily lives of our students.

Noelle's Gift Closet Initiative

With the help of our community partners, Dow Chemical and Carpenters Local 1256, all elementary and secondary schools in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent are provided with the opportunity to have a Noelle's Gift closet placed in their school to stock with everyday essential needs specific to their student population. This is an ongoing initiative. Each school will have a representative to ensure the closet inventory is replenished as needed.

School Support For Daily Essentials

Providing school administrators access to emergency funds for elementary & secondary school age students for daily essentials to attend school.

Grade 1 Water Bottle

All students in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent receive a Noelle's Gift water bottle when they transition from kindergarten to Grade 1. This initiative has proven to be a success and we hope to continue to encourage students to use the water filling stations to promote drinking water as a healthy habit.

Community Days

Summer Family Fun Day, Winter Family Fun Day, & Free Summer Swims

Supporting Other Student-Based Organizations

We help other community organizations when the need arises, with Smash Hit grants or Emergency Funding. These funds are provided to organizations that support students, such as the Inn of the Good Shepherds Summer Snack Program.

Family Fun Day 2023

Smash Hits! Children's Book

The Hashtag Charitable Foundation and Noelle’s Gift to Children are excited to release their collaborative fundraising book, Smash Hits! 

The book follows local students out to discover all the ways they can grow up to become a smash hit. Talking directly to community members and business owners, the children learn about a variety of different jobs and roles within the community. The professionals they encounter are real Sarnia-Lambton residents.

The books are being distributed through the local school boards to ensure every primary-aged household receives a copy across Lambton County. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase at The Book Keeper. 

Book Launch

To celebrate the launch and success of this project, #charitable and Noelle’s Gift held a party at The Book Keeper on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The festivities included a reading of the book, some refreshments, photos and an appearance by Twisted Chris! Buzz and Honey from the Sarnia Sting and Pounce from Lambton College were also in attendance.

Sponsors

#charitable and Noelle’s Gift would like to express our sincerest thanks to participating sponsors.

  • Dr. Vanessa Curran and Dr. Jessica Bourassa Family Dental Care
  • Sitara Indian Cuisine
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Wyoming Tree Service
  • Sarnia Sting
  • Sylvan Learning Centre
  • Andrew Bain – Bain Realty Group
  • Dr. Cassandra Taylor
  • Bluewater Power
  • George Murray Shipley Bell
  • Lambton College
  • Kevin Forbes and Forbsvue Dairy Farms
  • LamSar Inc.
  • Mainstreet Credit Union
  • Shell
  • Lambton Audiology
  • Sarnia Profesisonal Firefighters Association
  • In Focus Eye Care
  • Dr. Gerard March
  • Plympton Plumbing
  • The Book Keeper
  • The Sarnia Legion
  • Imperial Oil
  • Sarnia Police Association and Administration
  • Caryl Baker Visage
  • Halo Hair Salon
  • Great Lakes Refill Co.
  • The Inn of the Good Shepherd
  • Melo LLP
  • Fox & Hound