It was February 2018, and I was running super late for an important pitch meeting for a big account. I was stressed and anxious about closing the deal. I parked in the underground lot and hightailed it up the stairs to the street for the short walk to work. As I looked up, I saw a disheveled man with an oversized jacket standing at the corner.
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
Fuel to keep going
We all have our own battles to fight. Some make us feel more victorious than others, like completing an Ironman, closing a big deal at work, or getting the kids to bed!
Aidyn is a 52-year-old man who’s been staying at the mens shelter run by Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Center for the past seven months. He recently qualified for housing assistance and will move into a new apartment this month. He couldn’t be more thrilled as he dreams of his daughter visiting from Russia. That’s one major challenge overcome for Adiyn. But, he still has an even bigger battle to tackle – cancer. He has two types of cancer, and with one at stage four, he knows he’s in for a big fight.
How you can help
Let’s show Aidyn some neighbourly love by sending him fuel for the fight! We’re pooling funds to provide meal kits from the vegan store, Sorry I’ve Got Plants. He’ll get fresh, healthy and delicious ingredients delivered to his door to make meals for a week. We’re helping out with the grub, so Aidyn can focus on more pressing battles.