The Social Justice Committee is a joint effort of members of the parent community from both Hawthorne and Essex. This Holiday Drive is one of their initiatives.
This holiday season please consider donating one (or parts) of these two kits described below in support of the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre.
a) FIRST NIGHT KIT
Every family arriving at Christie receives a kit filled with personal care items. If you’d like to put together a kit please keep in mind that we serve more women than men. Families share the washroom on their floor so hygiene items should fit in the shower basket for easy transport. Residents access language, immigration and other services across the city by public transport, a presto card is a wonderful gift.
$25 PRESTO card
b) FIRST HOME KIT
As refugee families move out of the Christie Shelter into local neighbourhoods
the high cost of living can make it hard to make ends meet. Grocery gift cards are one of the ways we support families in distress.
$25 Grocery Gift Card
Reusable Grocery Bag
Boxes will be beside the holiday tree in the entrance of our school starting this week until December 19th. Gift cards may be left in an envelope labelled Christie Refugee Fundraising in Tracey’s (the Hawthorne) office.
We are still looking for vendors for Le Marché d’Hiver. Do you bake, knit, or make crafts? Why not get busy, make things as a family, and set up a table at Le Marché?
Keep it simple or make it sassy! You do not need to be an established business or have any prior sales experience. In fact, extended family are welcome to vend as well.
Got a crafty grandma/grandpa, aunt/uncle, sister of brother? Why not encourage them to join and make some extra money! So far we have 9 vendors. We were hoping for at least 6 more. We would prefer to keep it simple and not open the vendor option to outside businesses beyond extended family and close friends.
To vend at Le Marché please contact Cyndi firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you at Le Marché d’Hiver Thursday, December 5th | 5-8 pm | in the east gym