Meet Baby Liam and Baby Jameel

Romero House

One Need But Double the Impact

Meet Baby Liam. He’s a whopping 6 days old. His family is from Colombia but have been living in Canada for the past three years. Liam has two older brothers, aged 14 and 2. The family loves to sing and dance and they love living in High Park, which they call home. Liam’s mom and dad first settled in Canada with help from Romero House, a local refugee organization they are still actively involved with. When new refugees arrive at Romero House, Liam’s parents are often the first to greet and welcome the new families.

Meet Baby Jameel. At one-month-old, and the first-born to his parents, he’s getting used to being the center of their world. Originally from Eritrea, mom and dad arrived in Canada 11 months ago. As residents of Romero House, they enjoy living with families from all over the world, including Baby Liam and his brothers who live upstairs. Jameel’s mom makes her own injera (Eritrean bread) and loves to invite others from the Romero House community to their home for the traditional coffee ceremony (which always sets off the smoke alarms!).

Both Baby Liam and Baby Jameel are big boys, and through Romero House, we learned about their need for clothes and diapers larger than the newborn size they have at home.

Now that’s just the type of need the Troop community can help with!

Fulfill the need

In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out Romero 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.
  • 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: $100

Contributions to date: $285

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Sit back, relax and we’ll put your contributions to work to fulfill the weekly needs.

Pool funds

You can choose to pool your funds together with other Troopers to maximize the impact. This week the pooled funds will go towards purchasing diapers. (100% of your contribution will go towards fulfilling the needs, Troop is covering the payment processing fees for this).

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

Donated goods

Let’s make use of some of those baby clothes you might have kicking around. We’re looking for slightly used infant boy clothing (washed and no stains, please!) sizes 1-3 months (summer) and 3-6 months (fall/winter). We will also accept boy diapers sizes 1-3.

Register your pick up below and Troop will pick up all items for free on Thursday, July 18th from 8.30am-noon within the Roncy / High Park / Parkdale neighbourhood.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

More Details: Romero House

Romero House started almost 25 years ago when a small group, who believed that refugees could be treated differently, took over a refugee shelter threatened with closure. They welcomed refugees to stay in apartments without internal locks, as neighbours rather than simply clients, and set out to help them to establish themselves in Canada and create community together.
Location: 
1558 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A4

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