New clothing for homeless youth!
An estimated 1,500 – 2,000 youth in Toronto are homeless on any given night.
When children enter the shelter system, they are provided with a set of clothing and a few basic personal hygiene products. In many cases, the used clothing they receive is not always in the best shape.
After years of conversing with young people experiencing homelessness, I learned that many have the shared experience of digging through garbage bags of donations in search of good items to wear. This did not sit right with me and I knew that something had to change. For the past several years, I have worked closely with shelters and community centres across the province to improve the quality of clothing they give and receive. I devote several hours each week to wash, iron, sort and pack items — making them like new for children in need.
I am so excited to share that Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation is partnering with Covenant House Toronto to provide a new set of clothing (shirt, sweat pants, socks) and a teddy to every child that enters their shelter this year. But we need your help! 100% of proceeds will go towards purchasing items for at-risk and vulnerable youth.
By reading, sharing and donating, you are playing a big part in our effort to uplift and empower individuals in our community! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for your time!
About Aiza’s Teddybear Foundation: http://www.aizasteddybearfoundation.com/about/
About Covenant House Toronto: http://www.covenanthousetoronto.ca/about-us/