We're Throwing A Birthday Party

Arrabon House

If your 18th birthday was the first birthday you ever celebrated, what would you do?

We think you would want to throw the most epic 18th birthday party ever! And that’s just what we’re planning to do for Tara.

We met Tara through Arrabon House, a registered charity in Toronto helping women aged 13-24 who are survivors of abuse, trauma and mental health issues. Tara (and that’s not her real name, for obvious reasons) joined the Arrabon group home last October when she made the difficult decision to escape the cult environment she grew up in and leave her family. This was a hard decision, but Tara was determined to get out. The process of leaving wasn’t easy with heavy shaming and guilt-tripping, at times it felt near impossible.

Her former life was riddled with strict rules including no relationships with outside people, no birthday celebrations, and in fact, no celebrations at all. So as Tara’s birthday approaches at the beginning of August, she tells us: “Since I have never celebrated (a birthday), I’m looking forward to experiencing one. It’s funny that I didn’t get one as a child, but I think now is a good time to start.”

Well, so do we! As Tara starts her new life with the support of Arrabon House, we ask Troop members to help us celebrate her courage and fulfill her birthday wishes.

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In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out Arrabon House. Here’s how you can help:
  • Pool funds: You can pool your funds together with other Troopers to maximize your impact.  We’ll fulfill the needs and report back on your contribution’s impact.
  • Fulfill through Amazon: You can fulfill the needs through Amazon.  All products are shipped to Troop, we put them together and deliver them to the organization. 

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Target: $250

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Pool funds

Along with the birthday gifts, we’re pooling funds to purchase Tara two tickets to the production of Come From Away playing at The Prince of Wales Theatre. This acclaimed musical production shows the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times. Appropriate? We think so! Any extra money raised will go towards TTC vouchers.

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Fulfill through Amazon​

It wasn’t easy getting a birthday list from Tara, but with help from her support team, they provided us with this Amazon Wish List which will certainly help to make her 18th birthday a memorable one. All items will be delivered to the Troop head office to be wrapped and delivered to Arrabon House on August 9th.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

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More Details: Arrabon House

Arrabon House is a registered charity in the Parkdale area of Toronto. They offer support services and housing to young women ages 13-24. Many of these women are survivors of abuse, trauma and mental health. Through a safe, healing environment, they empower young women to grow to their full potential. With respect for diversity, equality and flexibility they help to build healthy relationships and encourage the young woman to become full participants in their community. Their mission started in 1973 and has evolved to offer a 24-hour support residential program, counselling, mentoring and life skills coaching.

Arrabon is a Greek word that signifies a promise of new things to come, of hope. Which is exactly what they provide for the hundreds of young women who walk through their doors every year.
Location: 
29 Wilson Park Road, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B6

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