What is the Paper Bag Ball?

The Paper Bag Ball is an annual event hosted by Ballet Etc…in support of Community Care of St Catharines & Thorold. The event is an evening of fellowship, fun, food and of course dancing, in support of Community Care of St Catharines & Thorold.


Wonderful Years


Raised for Community Care


Years of Dance off Champs


Of lives changed

More than a Food Bank

Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold has been a fixture in the local community for over 100 years. Providing 21 different programs supporting the vision of a healthy, caring community where everyone lives with dignity and purpose.

Starting our as a food bank in 1919, Community Care has grown to provide services ranging from community gardens, housing security, medical programs and beyond!

Want to know more? Check out their website here.

  • 51% of all clients served at the ID clinic are children & youth
  • 1,850 households access food security each month
  • 4,000 pounds of food is distributed daily, 5 days a week
  • 3,498 individuals received shelter assistance
  • 19,500 phone calls were received Housing Help seeking access to shelter needs
  • 17,000 students are fed each school day through Niagara Nutrition Partners throughout the Niagara region

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Save the date!

Mark it in your calendars now, Nov 7th we are celebrating our fifth year. $185,000 raised to date. It will be another incredible night in support of Community Care! New and exciting things are happening!   Brought to you by Community Care of St. Catharines…


Our final number is in!

And the total is $85 000. Thank you to our incredible community for donating, sponsoring, dancing and attending. It was a full house with much laughter, love  & the spirit of giving.

Check out this video to learn about what we're all about