ANNUAL GIVING 2021
Keeping safe and active with a continued sense of connectedness and community
Our new day program, which was started because core members were not able to go out to their normal programs in the community, has been hugely successful and has enriched core members’ lives in a number of ways: enhancing their physical and mental well-being through swimming, yoga, walks, and meditation; building and maintaining community networks; developing skills such as sewing, carpentry, art, cooking and baking; engaging in community service work such as food drives, a fundraiser for solidarity, and toxic waste collections; and exploring the city, which brings opportunities to interact with others and create new interests.
For example, Robert is interested in local history and the arts. Within the model of one-to-one programming, he has been able to go to the Toronto Reference Library and research the history of Toronto. He has also visited many historical sites in Toronto, including Fort York and the Distillery District. Robert has a large-scale map of Toronto and uses this to mark locations he has been to and found interesting. With this information he hopes to start his own podcast or blog about his travels and learnings.
Kathy has a known affinity for tea as well as a desire to stay connected and remain a supportive friend. She started creating her own personalized tea blends. Kathy learnt how to dry herbs from their garden as well as dehydrate the rinds of fruit. She then used these ingredients to produce teas which she gave to her friends and family. During the process of preparing the ingredients Kathy was able to work on her cooking skills, kitchen safety and fine motor skills.
Your partnership with L’Arche Toronto will help us continue to provide support, opportunities and connections that promote health, and connected lives. Help us maintain person-centered programming which has brought to light so many interests, talents and skills.
Here’s how you can help:
$1,250 will provide a full week of focused daytime support in two of our homes, on a one-to-one or small-group basis.
$625 will provide at-home support and small-group outings each week for one home
$250 will help provide specialized transportation for core members get to and from medical appointments safely.
$125 will provide focused one-to-one or small-group support for a day in one of our homes.
Please partner with us.
Cheques made out to L’Arche Toronto Homes Inc. may be mailed to 186 Floyd Avenue, Toronto ON M4J 2J1 Attention: Caroline Hughey