Every year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul North of 60 Project ships sea containers full of goods and supplies to nine northern and Arctic communities. St. Albert AB is partnered with the hamlet of Ulukhaktok, located on Victoria Island in the Beaufort Sea. Ulukhaktok (pop 450) is only accessible by air and, for a few summer months, by sea. Once the St. Albert sea container is packed with food and necessities, in May and June, it is trucked with other containers, to Hay River. In July, the containers are loaded onto sea barges, which travel down the MacKenzie River to the Beaufort Sea, dropping off containers at communities along the way. Ulukhaktok’s sea barge arrives in the fall. This year's project includes a special request from the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in Ulukhaktok.
For more information and to find out how you can help, see the list of goods requested below and two information sheets attached:
- The 2022 North of 60 Annual Appeal.
- A special request from Ulukhaktok for the Anglican Church of the Resurrection which is in need of repairs.
Linda Tutt is the contact person in St. Albert. During one of her visits, she recorded this video of the Ulukhaktok Anglican Lay Minister, David Kuptana expressing his gratitude to the North of 60 Project.
How to Give
Monetary donations for food wholesale purchases:
Cheques: Payable to St. Albert SSVP North of 60 Project
Mail to: Linda Tutt, Chair, St Albert, SSVP, North of 60 Project
10 Orchid Place, St Albert, Alberta T8N 6P5
E-transfer Email firstname.lastname@example.org Use the passcode “northof60”
*Provide your phone number, name, address and email address so a tax receipt can be issued.
Non-food donations (new or like-new only); deadline April 27
This list of goods has been made in collaboration with the people of Ulukhaktok, staying with the commitment to ship what they need, not what we think they need:
- School supplies: Printer paper: letter, legal, 11x14 size, dry erasers, dry eraser markers, glue sticks, plasticine, modelling clay, colored Bristol board, colored construction paper, science fair tri fold display boards, (no 3 hole line or plain paper, no binders), tampons, feminine pads
- Cooking community groups: Mixing bowls, cutting boards, scrubbers, J Cloths, coffee makers (no pods), tea towels, kettles, food containers, large utensils (stirring spoons, spatulas, can openers)
- Sewing community groups: sewing machines, fur and leather pieces or coats, embroidery thread, full skeins of yarn (no partial), thread, notions, sewing machine needles, zippers (longer for coats), fabric for parkas, mitt and : stroud, melton, commander, imitation fur/angel fur/sherpa for mitt and boot lining, outer wear fabric for Arctic parkas (no cottons, knits, silks)
- Community events: XL pots, XL pans, grills, small appliances, large utensils (stirring spoons, spatula, flipper, etc). Stacking chairs or sturdy pews
- Greenhouse and High School Hydroponic option: potting soil, containers, seeds (hardy and short season floral and edible), garden markers and stakes, hand gardening tools
- Elder Social Club: Holiday themed decorations(Valentines, Christmas, St Patrick’s, Thanksgiving, etc.) items, Halloween costumes
- Health Centre and Family Needs: baby and children’s clothing-larger than newborn size, blankets, quilts (all sizes), diapers, wipes, outerwear, coloring books/crayons/markers/child scissors for Health Centre Waiting Room
- Construction supplies: Repair material such as plywood, flooring, windows and insulation needed for the Church, which is also used for community events. Support this project with material donations or funds
- Shipping: sturdy cardboard moving or packing boxes
To arrange for a pickup or drop-off contact: Linda Tutt, St. Albert