Get Involved


Tearmann Society is currently recruiting for two new board members for June 2024. 

Board members play a key role in supporting the ongoing operations of the Tearmann Society. The board of directors provides leadership and guides the strategic direction of our organization It is a working board made up of 10-12 community members all working towards a common goal of supporting the success of Tearmann Society. 

To learn more about the role, click the  Volunteer-Position-Description-Board-Director.pdf for our volunteer position description. 

Ready to apply? Click here to access our online application. Applications should be sent to no later than March 31, 2024. 


Interested in volunteering at fundraising events and activities?

We'd love to have you! Please reach out to our Executive Director at or our volunteer fundraising lead, Raylene at


Want to make a financial donation to Tearmann, learn more by clicking here!


Gifts in Kind

Tearmann provides essential items such as clothing, underwear and toiletries for the women and children we serve, who often need to flee quickly and do not have time to prepare and pack.  The needs at the shelter change, so it is best to contact us to ensure that we are able to accept your donation.

Tearmann accepts gently used and new items such as bedding, blankets, towels, small appliances, dishes, pots and pans, clothing, personal care items and on occasion furniture. 

We have many options for giving throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get regular updates of immediate needs. 

To drop off donations, please contact 902-752-1633 and make arrangements with one of our House Counsellors. 


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Thank You to Doug & Dean Robertson for the generous donation of garden fresh veggies.

Lots of pickling and preserving have been done by staff and residents

during the summers of 2014 & 2015! 






Third Party / community Event

A Community Event is defined as one where:

  • The event is initiated by an outside party and organized by an individual or group other than staff and board members of Tearmann Society .
  • Full or partial proceeds are designated to Tearmann Society.
  • The name and/or logo are used in promoting the event.
  • Staff involvement is in a support capacity only.


 Tearmann would be pleased to offer the following support following approval of your event:

  • Make available various promotional materials such as brochures, banners etc.
  • Designated staff support based on need and availability.
  • Tearmann representation at the event where appropriate and based upon availability.
  • Issuing of tax receipts based on CRA and Tearmann's Financial policies only when it has been clearly established prior to the event which items are to be receipted where applicable and at what percentage.


Examples of Third Party or Community Events: 

  • In lieu of a Birthday gift give a donation to Tearmann event
  • Book, Bake and other Item Sales
  • Concert
  • Care Package Party  


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PJ & Buckets Party

There is a great group of women who have started organizing a pyjama party in December of each year.  They gather together for breakfast and bring buckets of items that can be used for departure kits for women when they depart from Tearmann House.  Many participants also bring additional items like pyjamas, toys, sheets, gift items, etc. to be given to women for Christmas.  The residents are so appreciative of the items they receive and the buckets of cleaning supplies makes a difference when women are going out on their own.


Quilts warm our hearts

 Tearmann has received countless beautiful quilts from individuals, quilters guilds and women's intitutes throughout Pictou, Antigonish & Guysborough counties.  For a number of years, Atlantic Fabrics has hosted an annual quilting bee for Tearmann.  Many beautiful quilts have been given out to residents and service users.  

 We appreciate the dedication of these quilters and their passion to use their talents to help others.  quilts

Many groups donate personal care items, food, bedding, towels, etc. throughout the year,  We are grateful for the thoughtful and valuable contributions.  

  • St. John the Baptist Church
  • I.O.D.E. Sir Frederick Banting Chapter
  • Christian Fellowship Church
  • Port Hilford Women's Institute
  • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Pictou Landing
  • Springville AMS
  • First United Baptist Church
  • Shepherd's Lunchroom
  • Port Bickerton Women's Institute
  • Guysborough Co. District Women's Institute
  • Sharon St. John United, Miriam Unit
  •  Presbyterian Bethel Church Scotsbur
  •  St. Bee's Anglican Church, Westville
  •  AMS Scotsburn, NS


Special thanks to the following businesses who donate regularly to Tearmann House.  

  • Winners
  • Gail's Fashion & Consignment Outlet



      Our community truly makes an impact in the lives of women and children who use Tearmann Services.  Your generosity has helped enhance our services and make the transition for families much easier.  We appreciate your continued support.


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