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IMPORTANT DATES

Nov
1
Fri
8:00 am Lighting the Way Campaign
Lighting the Way Campaign
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Dec 31 @ 11:59 am
Lighting the Way is a special Christmas campaign in support of the Centre’s programs and services. Our campaign will run from November 1st to December 31st 2019, culminating in the lighting of the Centre’s Christmas …

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Dec
17
Tue
1:30 pm Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Dec
24
Tue
1:30 pm Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Dec 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Dec
31
Tue
1:30 pm Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Dec 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Jan
7
Tue
1:30 pm Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Art & Crafts Group @ St. Felix Centre - 69 Fraser Respite Site
Jan 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 

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St. Felix Centre has been described as a space "providing a safe haven for people - and their pets." As you can see in this photo, Rocky wouldn't disagree with that! Rocky and his human family were part our guests accessing our 24-Respite Program, to remain warm and safe through the cold winter.  On top of being a pet friendly space, our P.A.W.S. program (Pets: Accessing Wishes and Support) provides pet owners with the opportunity to apply for veterinarian care, neutering, different treatments, and prescription medications for their pets. We understand that a person's entire support system can be their pet - this is particularly true for a person experiencing homelessness.
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You can help us in supporting amazing four-legged companions such as Rocky by making a donation towards our P.A.W.S. program, our support all our work by participating in our Lighting the Way campaign. Every dollar counts and there is no such thing as a small donation. Visit our website to know more about P.A.W.S., or follow the link in our bio to make a donation!
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We feel very grateful and honoured to have been highlighted by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, as one of 12 charities doing important work worldwide. 🙏🏻 This photo has Meghan volunteering in our kitchen! ❤
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The couple said: “With the festive holiday season upon us, it’s also a reminder to reflect on those in need – those who may feel lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays for the first time without loved ones. It’s an important time of year to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness. Continuing our monthly tradition of highlighting accounts that do good, and inspired by the “Twelve Days of Christmas” - we have selected twelve organisations caring for those in need - especially at this time of year.”
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Meghan Markle was an active supporter and volunteer of St. Felix Centre during her time living in the city while working on Suits. She volunteered on a regular basis in our kitchen as part of our Community Meals Program. The Duchess also donated food from the set of Suits, and on one Thanksgiving she brought in all the food, turkeys and the fixings for over 100 people.
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Through our Twitter account we responded to the announcement: “Thank you! Many people here have fond memories of Duchess Meghan volunteering with us – though we remember her just as 'the lovely Meghan'. We're happy to see she continues supporting vulnerable people now as a member of the Royal Family. We'd love for her to visit us again one day.”
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Thousands of people have responded to the call to visit our social  media platforms, many of them urging people to make a donation to our Lighting the Way Christmas campaign.
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Many vulnerable people in our Toronto need your support! If you are planning your holiday giving, please consider making a donation to our Lighting the Way campaign - link in our bio. Your support can make all the difference!
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Warm smiles and big hearts: our friendly team from State Street spending the day with us last week prepping and serving nutritious lunches to our appreciative guests of our Community Meals Program. Cold outside but the warmth is in the kitchen! Great to have you with us once again, donating time and compassion in service of those experiencing homelessness!

After all the hoopla of Giving Tuesday, it’s not too late to contribute in your own way to St Felix Centre! Our Lighting the Way donation campaign continues through December and you can help us light the virtual tree at www.stfelixcentre.org/get-involved
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Join us in Lighting the Way! ❄
With the overwhelming increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness in the City, our guests and St. Felix Centre need your generosity more than ever. Our programs help save lives! And we are 100% pet friendly! Make a difference this holiday season for many people in need. Make a donation today to our Lighting the Way campaign. Visit our website for more information about our programs and services.
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During the holidays it is especially important to be courteous of everyone’s individual beliefs and ways of life. The St Felix Centre is a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects all religions, genders, cultures, and abilities. Everyone is welcome at St Felix Centre - including pets! 😉
Thanksgiving, gratitude, helping others, ‘Buy Nothing Day’, whatever you call it, today’s a day to celebrate those who give the greatest gift 🎁 of all: time, energy, good humour, humility, compassion, all in service of those who are less fortunate and who are in need of a hearty and nutritious meal. Here’s a @cibc “tech” crew, released from the IT basement to volunteering at our Community Meals Program this week. Welcome, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

And, on #ShopLessLiveMore day, why not direct your spending to support those who serve those experiencing #homelessness this holiday season, in our #LightingTheWay gift campaign? Just go to www.stfelixcentre.org and find the link on “Get Involved”. Thank you!
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"Please tell people not to give up on us... We need you." - Oliver's story.
Oliver had a steady job and was a proud single father for a long time. A few years ago, there were a series of sad events in Oliver’s life, all at the same time: his former partner fought for custody and he ended up losing the child he had raised, his mother died, and he witnessed a murder – an experience that left him traumatized. All of this took a significant toll on Oliver, and he struggled with severe depression. He says that drug abuse was the only way to numb the pain, and it was getting harder and harder to stop ... to come back. And he became homeless.
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On one occasion, he recalls being arrested. Although he begged the officer who arrested him to loosen the handcuffs, the officer closed them so tightly that they broke his arm. They left him handcuffed for 4 hours before someone noticed how badly his arm was swollen. He was released without anyone making sure that his arm received adequate treatment, and, due to his addiction, he never followed the proper treatment for his injury, which caused a long term injury.
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After years of using and not having a home, someone referred him to St Felix Centre... And there was hope!...
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Keep reading Oliver's story on our website: stfelixcentre.org/blog/
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You can help us make a difference in the life of many people like Oliver! Our Lighting the Way holiday campaign is underway. The funds will go to support our guests through St. Felix Centre's programs and services.
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Aaaand .... another @well.spent group in for the dinner prep!! Carrots featuring heavily as our afternoon group get chopping at the start of their shift. Thank you for your gift of your time, care and compassion for those experiencing homelessness.

How can YOU be part of Lighting the Way at St Felix Centre this holiday season? Visit us at stfelixcentre.org and donate!
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The first of two great teams from WellSpent financial literacy services group today in our Community Meals Program kitchen this morning - nutritious lunches ready to go out to our guests. Welcome @well.spent - first time volunteering - and thank you for your care, compassion and community!

If you’re looking for a way to get into the spirit of giving this festive season, why not visit our stfelixcentre.org site and find out how you can light a candle on our virtual Christmas tree, as part of Lighting the Way holiday giving campaign!
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Feeding Love & Compassion!...
One thing that sets our Community Meals Program apart is its welcoming and full of positive energy atmosphere. A big part of that comes from the corporate volunteer groups that visit the Centre. This time we had a wonderful group from @kfc_canada helping in our kitchen. Through their Harvest program, KFC Canada has been supporting our guests by making chicken donations throughout the year, and this time, some members of their team donated one of their most valuable possessions... their time. Thank you guys for sharing your love and compassion with our guests, and thank you KFC Canada for your ongoing support.
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If you are thinking on what you can do this holiday season to support people in need, please consider supporting St. Felix Centre. Our Lighting the Way campaign is underway! Your gift can make a huge difference for our guests,  transforming and saving lives. Visit our website and make a donation - link in our bio. Be one of our Heroes-Without-Capes!
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#Toronto #homeless #homelessness #inittogether #streetsoftoronto #6ixgrams #tdot #queenwest #libertyvillage #mytoronto #blogto #torontoeats #tasteofthe6ix #torontofoodie #torontorestaurants #toeats #toronto_insta #igerstoronto

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