We share the imaginary world of Sesame Street, talking trains and superhero pups with kids before they have a good grasp of the real world. We do this because books cultivate imagination and help expand our view of the world. All kids should get the chance to fly with a pixie or cast spells with a young wizard.
Oh Canada! Our home and - very cold - native land!
Winter in Canada can be absolutely amazing…or it can be downright brutal. It all depends on how you’re dressed for it. For new Canadians experiencing our winter for the first time, having warm clothes is crucial. The Romero House is home to some of these new Canadians, people who have claimed refugee status after arriving in Canada. Romero House welcomes refugees regardless of religion, ethnicity, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. They are currently hosting nine different families from three different continents and six different cities, many of whom are seeing snow for the first time. The group includes 16 children, including one baby and one teenager.
With the cold weather already upon us, we want to make sure that the children and their parents have the right gear to embrace winter and all of its outdoor activities as a family.
How you can help
We’re collecting winter items for these families to help them fall in love with the snow, the cold and everything else that accompanies our Canadian winters. We’re asking Troopers to help us provide children’s winter boots and skates, and long underwear and snow pants for adults so that these families can spend time outdoors together. They’re an energetic group, looking forward to tobogganing and learning how to skate, so we’re aiming for ten of each item. Being dressed warmly and being able to take part in winter activities could really help make the Romero House residents feel more Canadian.
Fulfill from the wish list
This need is open until:
February 13, 2020