Lockers for Refugees


Matthew House

Lock It Up

There are all kinds of ingenious ways people store or hide their valuables. There are hollowed out books, items wrapped in aluminum foil in the back of the freezer, or hidden staircases with secret rooms that make you feel like your off to Bruce Wayne’s bat cave. One can only dream of having a top-secret lair to do their bidding and conceal their treasures.

Matthew House is expecting a select group of vulnerable youths this January ranging in age from 15-26. They are travelling alone from a refugee camp and will be staying at a house that was transformed to accommodate the group’s size. The newcomers will be responsible for purchasing their own groceries and will need to store their food and any other valuable items in lockers. That’s what Matthew House needs assistance with – getting enough lockers to accommodate all twelve guests.

How you can help

You can either donate a standing locker in good condition OR pool funds so we can purchase the lockers from Ikea.  Let’s give these newcomers somewhere safe to store their valuables, so they don’t have to resort to creating booby traps or rack their brains for hiding places.


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This need is open until:
November 30, 2020
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More Details: Matthew House

Matthew House has been supporting refugees in downtown Toronto for over 20 years. They offer shelter, settlement support and newcomer programs to help make the best of what is often a difficult transition. They aim to inspire hope, restore dignity and empower independence for refugee claimants.

They believe they can make a difference and they do. Their work has inspired the opening of 10 additional refugee homes across Canada.
981 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W4

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