Our Toronto Chapter has recently rolled out a care program to help members of their community experiencing homelessness.
Volunteers from the chapter gave out personal care packages on Sunday at Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto. Each package had a selection of essential personal hygiene products, safely packed and sanitized.
Thank you to all the supporters who donated items and the volunteers who came out to serve while practising strict social distancing habits.
If you wish to donate personal hygiene products for the next distribution in a few week’s time, please call (647) 328 2192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Items that are desperately needed include toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand/body lotion, soap, face towel, shampoo, and face masks.Thank you in advance!
HOPE worldwide Canada would like to thank all the health care workers in our country and beyond who are working in hospitals, retirement homes and other organizations to fight Covid 19.
We also have a number of nurses, personal support workers and other volunteers who work on the frontlines of this pandemic.
Meet Mickey Antenor, who works as a nurse and is one of our HOPE worldwide Canada volunteers in Toronto.
She works at one of the first COVID 19 assessment clinics in Scarborough.
Here are her comments when she joined the Covid assessment centre just before it opened, “This will be very new. I will be one of the frontline health workers who will assess and care for these patients. I am not scared. God is with me. I knew when I said yes to this that this has been my calling in life. That’s why I am so happy to be part of HOPE worldwide Canada as well. I intend to see you guys when this virus ends. For now please pray for me so I can serve well and do my job with all my heart.”
Let’s be extra grateful for all our healthcare workers out there and support them in any way we can.
Thank you to everyone for your generous donations last Sunday at the Toronto Central chapter’s winter clothes drive.
The chapter collected gloves, winter coats and non perishable food items at the Meridian Arts Centre. Members of the Toronto Church and friends showed their incredible generosity by giving much more than we expected, and extra vehicles had to be sought to ferry the goods.
The clothes and food were donated to the Out of the Cold program at Blythwood Baptist Church and the North York Harvest Food Bank.
These donations will go a long way to help the homeless and poor families in North York.
HOPE worldwide Canada volunteers marched in the 2019 Toronto Ukrainian Festival again this year. They marched in support of the Helping Hand for Ukraine project, which provides socio-psychological programs to children in Eastern Ukraine to help them recover from war trauma. The program is partly funded by HOPE worldwide Canada.
Our highly enthusiastic team walked and handed out flyers along the route to raise awareness of the program.
Many children in Eastern Ukraine are dealing with intense trauma caused by the armed conflict. HOPE worldwide Ukraine, through the Helping Hand for Ukraine project, provides socio-psychological support for the children, training for social workers, therapists, teachers and parents who work with the children.
Here are a few pictures from the march:
If you would like to support the Helping Hand for Ukraine Project by making a donation please click the button below. Select Ukraine (Helping Hand program) from the drop-down menu.
On Saturday October 5th, members of the Toronto chapter will participate in the annual Ride for Refuge to raise funds for local charities that support vulnerable members of our community fleeing persecution from violence in various parts of the world.
The Ride will take place at:
Ashbridges Bay Park, Toronto, 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6.
Plenty of parking at 20 Ashbridges Bay Park, $7 flat rate for the day.
Here’s the schedule for the RIDE:
8:00am – Registration opens
8:45am – Opening Ceremonies
9:00am – Send-off! (All distances
10:00am – Registration close
10:00am – Lunch service begin
2:00pm – Lunch service end
2:00pm – Route closes
Yummy Food on RIDE Day
There will be snacks at rest stops, and lunch will be available for participants when they return from their ride or walk.
The Ride for Refuge is an annual biking and walking event that we are proud to support.
Please join us! You can join the team to walk or ride, or simply donate at the button below.
If you have any questions or comments please contact Camille at (647) 839 1099.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Easter Love Baskets Food collection in the Toronto Central chapter. Your generous donations to our vulnerable communities in Toronto will make a huge difference.
When the food drive was launched, a request was made for donors to bring love baskets to the Toronto Centre for the Arts and drop them off at the HOPE table in the lobby. All donated items were to be placed in a basket, reusable shopping bags or gift bags. A couple of the food baskets were given to members of the Toronto Church in need and the rest was given to vulnerable individuals and families in the community through various organizations.
Items donated included: $50 gift cards from No Frills or any other dining or store gift card (to purchase groceries or for dining), non-perishable foods (For example pasta-canned or dry, pasta sauce, tuna, peanut butter, jam, canned goods – beans, soup, stew, canned vegetables, granola bars, breakfast cereals).
We are grateful to the volunteers, friends and members of the Toronto Church who gave non perishable food, gifts cards and gifts to the food drive.
The Easter love baskets went a long way for many families living in poverty in Toronto who received them. Special deliveries were made to Sistering, serving socially isolated and homeless women, as well as Fred Victor Shelter for the homeless.
The Toronto Central chapter has many more events planned for the rest of the year. If you would like to volunteer with the chapter, contact us or send a message here.
The Toronto Central chapter invites you to donate non perishable food items as part of their “Easter Love Baskets” campaign. The donated items will be distributed to poor and vulnerable families and individuals in need in Toronto.
Collection date: Easter Sunday, April 21
Venue: Lobby, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8
Time: 10: 00 am
Individuals or groups should bring their ‘love baskets’ to church and drop them off at the HOPE worldwide Canda table in the lobby.
Suggested items to fill the baskets or reusable bags
$50 gift card from No Frills or any other restaurant or store gift card (to purchase groceries or for dining).
Non-perishable foods such as : (Pasta-canned or dry, Pasta sauce, Tuna, Peanut butter, Jam, Canned goods-beans, soup, stews, canned vegetables, granola bars, breakfast cereals.
Any additional gift item of your choice to make it a little more special.
ALL items should be put in a basket OR gift bag OR reusable shopping bag.
Please do not donate items past expiration dates or items in glass containers.
For more details contact Dr Phil Osagie at (416) 729-6945 or email email@example.com