In Toronto, over 10,000 people suffer from homelessness each night, burdened with facing the incredibly cold Canadian winter. Last year, 34 people froze to death on the streets in Toronto.
Rosedale United Church (“RUC”) is determined to collect 500 warm jackets for the people of Toronto who don’t have the privilege of being able to purchase a warm coat this winter. We think this goal will be easy to attain by reaching out to our extended community.
Of course, if we can collect more than 500, we won’t stop there, as there is a desperate need.
Who will receive our warm jackets? The jackets we collect with your generous support will be shared, according to their needs, amongst the outreach facilities of Fred Victor/CRC, the Metropolitan United Church, Sanctuary Toronto Ministries and the Roehampton Shelter.
The ways you can donate include:
Donate one or more adult water/windproof winter jackets. (Good condition used, or new)
AND/ORDonate $100 to Rosedale United Church to help us buy warm jackets for the homeless.
The coats can be dropped off at RUC on November 17, 18, and 21.
How to achieve this goal?
Share this opportunity with your community: family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, and classmates!
What do I gain from this?
The knowledge and joy of helping to keep our fellow citizens of Toronto warmer and safer on frigid winter nights. As well, the individual or family to contribute the highest number of jackets will receive a special surprise!
When/Where to drop off the jackets?
On Tuesday, November 17th and Wednesday November 18th from 4-6pm, and on Saturday, November 21st from 12:30-4pm at the side door of Rosedale United Church (159 Roxborough Dr., Toronto, Ontario). If you are unable to deliver your jackets to the church please contact Clare Barry at 416-489-5686 or by email at [email protected] or Liam Barry at [email protected], and indicate where and when jackets can be picked up.
How to deliver the jackets?
Place your donated jackets in a clear plastic bag in the trunk of your car and pop the lid open when you arrive at RUC. One of our RUC volunteers, who will be wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, will take the jackets out of the car and put them in the church.Volunteers will be needed to receive the jackets at the drop off times listed above. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Clare Barry at 416-489-5686 or by email at [email protected] or Liam Barry at [email protected]
If you choose to donate money by cheque: Please make your cheque payable to Rosedale United Church and write “warm jackets” on the memo line. Please make sure to include your name and address so we can prepare your tax receipt correctly.
You can mail your cheque or drop it off in the mail slot in the side door of the church at 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, ON M4W 1X7.
If you choose to donate by e-transfer:Please send your e-transfer to [email protected] and write “warm jackets in the message box. No password is required. Donations are automatically deposited. Please send an email to [email protected] with your name and address so we can prepare your tax receipt correctly. Please reference your e-transfer.
Tax receipts: for your warm jacket donations will be prepared and mailed as part of our annual tax receipt preparations in early 2021.
Thank you for doing what you can to make sure as many people in Toronto have warm jackets this winter.