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Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Help one man enjoy dinner for a week

Okay, let’s be frank – the Toronto housing market is a tough nut to crack. Even with a pandemic, home sales are surging this summer. Prices not only held steady but increased in some parts…SMH.

David is a 57-year-old Torontonian on an old-age pension who hasn’t been able to find affordable housing (surprise, surprise), and he’s been in and out of the shelter at Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Center for the past two years. He’s still working very hard as a dishwasher at a local post-secondary school, but it’s not enough to cover housing expenses, and that’s been pretty stressful. Luckily he’s getting housing support from the city and he’s about to move into a place of his own. He is ecstatic at the thought of enjoying his digs while cooking and watching Frasier re-runs on TV (his favourite!).

How you can help

We want this dishwasher to put the dirty plates down and take a stab at cooking for himself.  We’re pooling funds to give David something to enjoy after working so hard – meal kits for a week! He’ll get fresh vegan ingredients delivered to his door for lunch and dinner from a local grocer, Sorry I’ve Got Plants.

$80.00 of $80.00 target

7 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
August 13, 2020

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More Details: Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC) is a multi-service agency in West Downtown Toronto. They provide essential services to vulnerable community members including children, youth, adults and seniors living in poverty. Their services are offered to those lacking food and income security, homeless, underhoused, and experiencing other barriers to living healthy lives and participating fully in the community.

The housing team at CONC is committed to decreasing on-going shelter use by facilitating comprehensive support and community follow up support. They also help clients to increase their income, social inclusion and supportive community linkages, contributing to housing stability. Eighty-five percent (85%) of their clients residing in permanent supportive housing have retained their housing for 1 year or more.
973 Lansdowne Avenue

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