Enough with the Heat!

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GreaterTogether

Help our homeless friends cool down

Strange things start happening after we hit this many days in a row of extreme heat with temperatures above 30 degrees.  Grown adults lounge in kiddie pools, the cold tap becomes the hot tap and the hot tap becomes the burn-your-hands-off tap, and ankles develop sweat glands.  Craziness.

No doubt our homeless neighbours are feeling the burn from this heat more than others.  We all know how hot a tent can get on a normal summer day!

How you can help

The team at Greater Together is distributing ‘cool-down’ kits to our homeless neighbours living on the streets or in the tent communities in downtown Toronto.  We’re pooling funds to pull together 100 kits complete with personal hygiene products, water and some cool snacks.  We’ve received extra stuff to add to our packs from loads of amazing places.  How refreshing!

$335.00 of $316.00 target

11 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
July 16, 2020

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More Details: GreaterTogether

GreaterTogether is a nonprofit started by two Toronto area social workers and the co-founder of the Red Dot Project. They are a grass-roots agency delivering basic needs to the most vulnerable members of our community. Through a harm-reduction and anti-oppression approach, they focus on supporting our homeless neighbours. Through peer-to-peer out reach, they go where the homeless are – to the streets of Toronto.

In addition to providing basic necessities to the community they serve, they also provide education about available support services.

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