It’s that time of the year again, when we collect donations for the poor and homeless. Here is a special message from the Chapter Director for the Toronto Central chapter, Phil Osagie;
“To help homeless people in Toronto get out of the cold this winter , HOPE worldwide Canada is planning a special drive on Sunday December 17th, for gloves, winter parkas and non perishable packaged foods.
The collection will be at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8 (Yonge and Sheppard), on Sunday December 17 starting at 10:0 am. All the clothing and food items received will be taken straight to the local Out of The Cold Program location and other homeless shelters in the city of Toronto.
Our supporters have always responded positively to this call, including members and visitors of the Toronto Church, which meets at the same venue every Sunday. Last year, over 5000 items were collected. Given the increasing number of homeless people in Toronto, another enthusiastic response is expected again this year.”
The program coordinator, Mark Johnson pointed out that the “gloves and heavy duty winter jackets will go a long way in helping homeless people survive the bitter cold this winter.”
For more information please contact Mark Johnson at (647) 637 – 8330.
The Toronto chapter of HOPE worldwide Canada remains committed to bringing hope and changing lives in Toronto at every opportunity.