The magic of unwrapping a gift - meet Lucy

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Arrabon House

There shouldn’t be an age limit on Christmas wonder

Seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap a gift is pure holiday magic – but who says that there’s an age limit on feeling that Christmas joy?

Lucy (which isn’t her real name, but it’s the name she wanted us to share with you) is a teenager who will be celebrating Christmas at a group home for the first time this year. We met Lucy through Arrabon House, a registered charity in Toronto helping young women, including youth who are transitioning, ages 13-24, who are survivors of abuse, trauma, and mental health challenges. This year is her first time living in a group home – previously, she was couch surfing and spent some time living on the streets.

Although moving into Arrabon House has been a positive transition for Lucy, she still struggles with mental health issues, which have impacted her schooling and personal life. Without a solid support system or stable home in her previous life, the holidays have never been a time of celebration for Lucy, but this is the year that changes. Troop team, we’re calling on you to help Lucy find some special gifts under the Christmas tree this year.

How you can help

Want to help spread some Christmas magic to Lucy this year? You can help her find some special gifts under the Christmas tree this year, including a new colored pencils set and a bean bag chair.  Pool funds for us to pick up the items or purchase a gift to be delivered to the Troop head office to be wrapped and delivered to Arrabon House in time for Christmas.

$135.60 of $150.00 target

1 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
December 17, 2019

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More Details: Arrabon House

Arrabon House is a registered charity in the Parkdale area of Toronto. They offer support services and housing to young women, including youth who are transitioning, ages 13-24. Many of these youth are survivors of abuse, trauma, and mental health challenges. Through a safe, healing environment, they empower these youth to grow to their full potential and ease their transition into adulthood and independent living. With respect for diversity, equality and flexibility, they help to build healthy relationships and encourage the youth to become full participants in their community. Their mission started in 1973 and has evolved to offer a 24-hour support residential program, counselling, mentoring, and life skills coaching.

Arrabon is a Greek word that signifies a promise of new things to come, of hope. Which is exactly what they provide for the hundreds of youth who walk through their doors every year.
Location: 
29 Wilson Park Road, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B6

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