The leaves in the trees are gone and the cold winds are starting to wander across the City, announcing the arrival of the holiday season. With it, it also arrives one of the most difficult times of the year for people who are currently experiencing homelessness. For them, it is not just about being cold outside and not having a place to call home to escape from the harsh weather, but it is also about the increasing sentiments of feeling lonely, rejected, and many times of being left only with memories of their loved ones… But YOU can help us make a difference for them.
Our 3rd Annual ‘Lighting the Way’ Christmas initiative is here! By giving to the campaign, you can help us to continue providing programs and services that our guests need to stay safe and transform their lives. The campaign will run from November 1st to December 31st, 2019. Throughout the campaign, we will be lighting the bulbs of our virtual Christmas tree as we raise more and more funds, until we reach the Star at the top.
Last year’s Lighting the Way’ was a huge success! Wonderful people like you raised more than $30,000 to support our guests. Unfortunately, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Toronto keeps growing and, more than ever, there are many vulnerable members of our community who need your compassion and generosity – On top of our transitional home for women, we are currently operating two 24-Hour Respite sites, offering round-the-clock access to nutritious meals, warm resting areas, showers and a wide range of individual support services. We have also expanded our supports for the pet companions of our guests to make sure they also stay safe and healthy.
We know that, with your generous support, we can beat what we raised last year, so St. Felix Centre can continue opening its doors and arms to more people. Please consider giving a holiday season gift to our guests through your contribution to the ‘Lighting the Way’ campaign! And please invite your family members, friends and coworkers to do the same. Together, we can make our guests feel accepted and loved. Together, we can be that bright star at the top of the Christmas tree, Lighting the Way with hope, for many people experiencing homelessness.
Make a gift today, and make a difference by ‘Lighting the Way’!
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! If you would like to make a donation please click on the button above or visit the “Donate” page.