A Backyard Oasis

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Arrabon House

Help a group home find some peace

Put away your vitamin D supplements and enjoy the real thing.  Grab your gardening gloves and your Beyond Meat burgers.  Summer in Canada has arrived!

One household itching to get outside is Arrabon House, a registered charity and group home to women aged 13-19 in Parkdale.  They know that a bit of sunshine and a moment with nature can have a huge impact on their residents.  Many of the youth living at Arrabon House are coping with mental illness, and after months in lockdown, time outdoors is a relief to the anxiety brought on by the pandemic.

There’s one problem though, the current state of the Arrabon House backyard isn’t exactly a zen oasis.  The BBQ is on it’s last burner and the patio furniture is damaged and falling apart.  A little weeding and a few plants would also help turn the yard around.

How you can help

Do you have any used patio furniture (in decent condition) you’d like to donate to Arrabon House?  Tell us about it: hello@hitroop.com, we’ll figure out the delivery.  Or you can help us create the perfect backyard retreat by pooling funds for a new BBQ ($189) and garden supplies (perennials and soil).  Let it shine good neighbours!

$250.00 of $250.00 target

8 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
June 11, 2020

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More Details: Arrabon House

Arrabon House offers counselling, mentoring, and life skills coaching to young women, including youth who are transitioning, between the ages of 13-24. Their 24-hour residential program is offered to women and those who identify as female between the ages of 13-19 in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. Many of their residents are survivors of abuse, trauma, and mental health challenges. Through a safe, healing environment, they empower these youth to grow to their full potential and ease their transition into adulthood and independent living.

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 youth who walk through their doors every year.
Location: 
29 Wilson Park Road, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B6

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