A family that dines together... well, they're just a heck of a lot better off.
Whether your meal time looks like a spaghetti tornado just touched down or a well-plated dining experience, numerous studies have shown that just eating together can have a positive impact on health (yes, even for the one cleaning up after the pasta storm!). Families who enjoy a meal together eat more nutritious foods, communicate better and have higher levels of self-esteem. Kids and teens, do better in school and are less likely to use cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.
Arrabon House sees these benefits first hand. As a registered charity and group home to women aged 13-24 in Parkdale, their kitchen is the hub of the home. It’s the place where residents unplug from devices, learn how to cook together and build lasting connections. Thanks to a grant from Home Depot, their 30-year old kitchen is getting a much deserved face-lift with new cabinetry, flooring and large appliances.
How you can help
With the kitchen renovation underway, Arrabon House is looking to replace their broken or mismatched kitchenware and add in a few kitchen essentials they’ve been missing. They want the items the youth use every day to match the feeling of pride that the new kitchen will bring to the home. And so do we! You can lend a hand by donating appropriate kitchenware (register a pick up) or by pooling funds to go towards the purchase of new items like a set of pots and pans, cookie sheets, loaf pans and cake pans.
$30.00 of $250.00 target
2 Troopers contributed
This need closed:
February 27, 2020
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