HOPE worldwide Canada

Please Donate Hygiene Essentials

Our Toronto chapter is collecting the following items to distribute to members of our community experiencing homelessness in downtown Toronto:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand lotion
  • Body lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Face Towel
  • Face Masks
  • Soap

There is a desperate need for these items and your help will be greatly appreciated. There are over 9,200 people in Toronto who are experiencing homelessness on any given night, including 7,000 members of our community who use the shelter system every night.

How You Can Help:

Drop off your items in a plastic bag at the front door and a note at the following address:

175 Simonston Blvd, Thornhill

 

To make other arrangements you can also call:

(647) 328 2192

We thank you for your support.

Giving A helping hand in Toronto

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 drphil.osagie@hopewwcanada.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 volunteers on the front line

Mickey Antenor

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.

The Toronto Central chapter collected winter clothes and food for the poor

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.

Toronto winter charity drive for the homeless

The Toronto Central chapter will be having a charity drive to help the homeless and poor families on, Sunday, December 15.

They will be collecting winter jackets, gloves and non perishable food items at 10:00 am in the lobby at Meridian Arts Centre – formerly Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have any questions, please call (416) 729 6945.

HOPE worldwide Canada marched in the Toronto Ukraine Festival parade

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.

 

Join the HOPE worldwide Canada Toronto Central Ride for Refuge Team

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.

Times

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.

 

Back to School Donation Drive in Toronto

The Toronto Central Chapter will be having a Back to school backpack donation drive this Sunday, September 1st.
The aim of the donation drive is to help families living in poverty in our community.  HOPE worldwide Canada and the Toronto Church are collecting back packs to help children going back to school.
The back packs will be put together by volunteers and church members.
The backpacks will be filled with school essentials such as pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, story books and other school essentials.
The Collection date is :
Sunday September 1, 2019
Time: 10am-12.30pm
(Before or after the Toronto Church service)
Venue:
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street.
(Sheppard & Yonge)
North York subway.

The Easter Love Baskets Food Drive was a great success, thank you.

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.

A representative from Sistering receives the donations.

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 HOPE advisory team.

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. 

 

Easter Love Baskets Food Drive For The Poor In Toronto

 

“Freely you have received, freely give”

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.

 

Special Note:
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 drphil.osagie@hopewwcanada.org