Today a small group of us went to the encampments at Trinity Bellwoods and Alexandra parks to hand out some simple care packages.
We were lucky to chat and hang with some members of the community. As they helped us to distribute the 50 support kits, we heard about how one of the biggest challenges they face comes from the city.
As you might’ve seen on the news, Khaleel Seivwright—a Toronto carpenter—has crowdsourced funds and built insulated structures to keep folks out of the cold. The city has ordered a halt to his initiative, and has even removed some existing structures.
The bit of assistance we were able to offer today was small, but it does make a difference. If you want to get involved, please reach out to us or do what you can on your own.
Talk to people. Ask how they’re doing. Ask what would be helpful to them. It doesn’t take much to share some of your time and resources. Absolutely anyone can experience homelessness—we are sharing this because we want to encourage you to do what you can to care for your brothers and sisters.
Big thanks to @esn.to.4real, @perrier.ca, @vanscanada, the Impact youth council and everyone that helped with donations! Looking forward to the next round!