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When infants and kids are outside this time of the year without appropriate winter gear on, a questioning glance from a disapproving parent is inevitable. But what if the lack of warm outdoor clothing isn’t a result of negligence on behalf of mom or dad, but just the harsh reality that a snowsuit, hat, mitts, and boots are very expensive!
Did Troop bite off more than we could chew this season with a load of local needs hitting the site all at the same time? Hell no! Thanks to all of the fabulous Troop members who morphed into local-elf-givers this season, we fulfilled more local needs than we thought possible. Here are just a few…
I have a soft spot for women who put in the time to deal with their stuff so they can be better moms to their babies. The participants of the Mothers In Mind program, run by Child Development Institute (CDI), are these women. Here’s how we helped fulfill their need.
Yes, we hit our target to purchase a used cell phone for Amy. Yes, we hit our target to buy the $50 pre-paid Visa card to get her pay-as-you-go phone plan up and running. But more than that, what we did as a Troop team was show a young girl that she’s not alone.
Even though it was snowing in Toronto, Troop members brought the heat. I hit the road to make 15 stops at neighbourhood houses to collect slightly used winter gear for the members of Sistering. The call went out for hats, mitts, and scarfs, what we got was all of that and more! We’re talking jackets, boots, ponchos, sweaters, slippers and even some much-needed undergarments.
Troop helps you discover and fulfill local, everyday needs.