It's a Baby Shower

Matthew House

Forget the Tim Hortons commercials! It's our turn to show a proper Canadian welcome.

Imagine stepping off a plane in a foreign country with no family, no friends and no possessions. Now imagine you’re 8 months pregnant. That’s the difficult situation Melat finds herself in after fleeing her home in Ethiopia. She arrived on Canadian soil on August 28th and her baby is due to greet the world at the end of this month. That’s not much time to get settled and prepared for a newborn.

Thank goodness for Matthew House, a registered charity supporting refugees in our neighbourhood. They have the resources and experience to help Melat navigate the refugee claimant process and get the medical support she needs.

And heck, Troop members don’t shy away from pulling off a great Baby Shower in a matter of days – we got this!

Despite her complicated situation Melat is very happy she is safe in Canada and excited to meet the baby in her tummy. She says, “Canada is so nice and so welcoming. I have started sleeping again and breathing fresh air.”

Fulfill the need

In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out Matthew 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. 
  • Donated goods: If you’d like to donate any of your slightly used goods that are in great condition, you can register for us to pick them up below.

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Target: $400

Contributions to date: $405

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Pool funds

Let’s help Melat get ready to greet her baby the way any mom would want to. We’re pooling funds to get the baby basics – a stroller, some blankets, baby clothes, all that cuteness (100% of contributed funds will go towards the baby items Melat needs). We’ll hit up Walmart and Once Upon A Child in Etobicoke to spread the funds!

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

Fulfill through Amazon​

We pulled together an Amazon Wish List for the occasion. All items will be shipped to Troop HQ so they can be packed up with everything else and delivered to Melat by the end of the week (so if you don’t want to pay the rush delivery charge (hello, non-prime members), consider pooling funds for the shopping trip instead… the options are endless!).

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

Donated goods

Babies don’t shy away from hand-me-downs and neither will Melat. We’re calling for the following slightly used items in good condition: stroller, clothes and blankets. The sex is unknown, but whoever said a boy can’t wear pink and girl blue?! This baby is coming in weeks folks! (Update: we have the crib and a baby carrier!)

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

More Details: Matthew House

Matthew House has been supporting refugees in downtown Toronto for over 20 years. They offer shelter, settlement support and newcomer programs to help make the best of what is often a difficult transition. They aim to inspire hope, restore dignity and empower independence for refugee claimants.

They believe they can make a difference and they do. Their work has inspired the opening of 10 additional refugee homes across Canada.
981 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W4

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