Please see this note from Hollie Pollard who I'm helping to organize a fundraiser Thursday evening for the displaced from the 200 Wellesley Fire. Thank you.
Himy Syed (yes that one, the one who is one of the darkhorse canidates for mayor of Toronto), I and a few other great volunteers are organizing a fundraiser for the residents of 200 Wellesley. We invite you to come and hear the stories of residents of 200 Wellesley this Thursday Septemeber 30th at 519 Church Street at 7 pm.
There is an urgent need to help the 1,700 plus now homeless people. Specifically in understanding the reality of affected residents by listening to them speak directly what has not been reported. Also by accepting donations by way of Gift Cards. Cash donations to Displaced Residents may negatively impact many who are on social assistance. Small value gifts cards do not . All cash donations will be converted into Gift Cards. We will have audited transparency in the collection and distribution of all Gift Card donations.
Please come ready to listen and ready to give.
We have a Facebook Event Page here. We would love to know if you are coming. Please do come and bring a gift card or two. The best gift cards are those for food, homewares, and soon there will be a need for furniture ones as well. If you bring cash we will transfer that into gift cards.
As of today there is no longer the need for gently used clothing. Thanks to all who did give so generously.
Personally I hope to meet many of you on Thursday. Please share this post with your friends and family that live in Toronto.