Raising Children in a Digital World

Join us for an evening presentation on Feb. 21 with Dr. Gordon Neufeld.

Learn More...

Tina Schroeder, or “The Bag Lady” as some fondly refer to her, has found a new way of helping out the community: reusing bags.

Schroeder is a Steinbach Community Outreach (SCO) guest who has recently found and filled a need many would not have known existed. Outreach seeks to restore dignity to people through the meeting of basic human needs such as food, clothes and personal connection, but due to the quantities of people coming through their doors, they are often short on supplies.

Having been impacted by SCO, Schroeder wanted to give back in whatever way she could. One shortage she noticed Outreach had was plastic bags. While garbage bags are not a basic need, they are almost essential to everyday life, and a luxury many SCO guests cannot always afford.

In response, Schroeder began collecting bags and other useful recyclables to make sure anybody who needed such items would have access. This is one small way Schroeder felt she could give back to her community. She states, “If bringing in a bag is all that it takes to make you smile, I’m going to bring in more bags!”

Schroeder claims she has also collected egg cartons to use as garden planters or to use in crafts for school.

SCO’s Drop-In Center Coordinator, Myra Gerbrandt, praises Schroeder for her contribution saying “Tina has a great heart, we have not had to worry about bags since she started helping out.”

Gerbrandt would kindly like to remind potential SCO donors to only donate quality goods, something you would give to your kids or relatives.

Gerbrandt would also like to inform Outreach guests that, for the first time since it began, SCO will keep its doors open throughout the summer. Every Tuesday (except July 3 and August 21) the Outreach drop-in center will be open from 9:30-11:30, for individuals like Tina Schroeder, to have needs met and develop meaningful relationships.

 

More Local News

Anola Celebrating The Life Of Louis Riel

A spokesperson for the Anola Metis Local says Monday will be an opportunity for them to celebrate the founding father of Manitoba. Monday is Louis Riel Day in this province. It also marks the 5th…
RCMP Logo

Rash Of Vehicle Thefts Prompts Police Warning

Following a string of vehicle thefts in the Steinbach area in recent days, RCMP are asking for the public's assistance. Police say there have been numerous motor vehicles stolen, including quads and…

Baby Burnard Home At Last

After a rocky month of medical complications, travel, and three life-saving surgeries, a family from Steinbach is finally reunited in their own home. Declan was born to Mike and Jasmine Burnard on…

Hanover Gives Approval To Cabinet Maker

Second time's a charm for a cabinet maker from Hanover. Andreas Esau appeared before council in July, looking to build a shop at 14 Sterling Drive, which is a Rural Residential area south of…

Wiens Road Reconstruction Potentially Slated For 2019

The Chair of the Local Urban District Committee of Grunthal says there are two capital projects they would like to tackle in 2019. But, Anita Funk says they must first have their budget approved by…
2017 11 ted falk2

Falk Says Immigration 'Lottery' Proves Frustrating For Local Residents

Provencher Member of Parliament Ted Falk says January 28th was a frustrating day for a number of local immigrant families. He explains at 11:00 a.m. that day Refugees and Citizenship Canada opened up…
2018 02 louis riel

Most Stores Closed Monday In Steinbach

Monday will be a quiet day for retail in Steinbach. Monday, February 18 is Louis Riel Day. (A statue of Louis Riel can be found on the Manitoba Legislative grounds.)Michelle Bezditny is Executive…

City Council Asked To Consider Toonie Swim Nights

The Mayor for Steinbach says city council's decision to raise public swim fees is generating mostly positive feedback. On January 22nd, council announced fees will be going up by about one dollar…

Cold, Dry Long Weekend Forecast

The long weekend forecast for Steinbach calls for temperatures well below normal. But, Natalie Hasell with Environment Canada says you might make it through the entire weekend without needing a…

Hanover Identifies Priorities

Council for the Rural Municipality of Hanover has identified seniors housing as one of its priorities for the next two years. The commitment was made at last weekend's strategic planning session. In…

La Broquerie Residents Will Not Be Accountable For 2018 Utility Deficit

La Broquerie residents will not be financially responsible for recovering the costs of an anticipated $17,000 in utility deficit from 2018. Reeve Lewis Weiss explains that this deficit was initially…

Humble Artist From St. Pierre Appointed To The Order Of Canada

An 84-year-old man, formerly from St. Pierre, who has fulfilled his childhood dream of drawing and cartooning for a living, has been appointed into the Order of Canada. Real Berard was appointed for…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login