Local needs: COVID-19

Easy ways for you to help a neighbour during the coronavirus pandemic.  All needs are vetted by local charities.  100% of your support goes to your neighbour!

Life is taking on a new normal and as this sets in we’re starting to realize the cost of lockdown and social isolation, and it goes well beyond Netflix and learning Spanish.  Most people have had to rejig their life to adapt.   And most charities have had to rejig budgets to continue operating.

For Arrabon House, a registered charity and group home to women aged 13-19 in Parkdale, lockdown has brought on a slew of additional expenses; from soap to paper towels, cleaning products to laundry detergent and toilet paper to toothpaste (for some reason we’re all brushing more often with Covid around?!).

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When Everything Changed

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.

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