In September 2013, Homes First hosted a complimentary dinner and film screening event for our long-time supporters. One of those invited, Councilor Mike Layton, had to decline as it was his honeymoon week. Grateful for the invitation and noting that part of the evening included a clothing drive, Mike called with his regrets but offered a box of ties. Homes First gratefully accepted, even though there’s not much demand for ties among the folks we serve.
A short while later we received a call from Layton’s office. They asked where they should send the box of Jack Layton’s ties. After we picked our jaws up off the floor, we collected the ties, and brainstormed what to do with this spectacular donation from the quintessential Toronto icon. And so the idea of an auction featuring ties and scarves from famous folk was born.
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ABOUT HOMES FIRST
Homes First provides affordable stable housingand supports to break the cycle of homelessness in Toronto. Funds raised ensure the people who come to Homes First have the food and safe shelter they need to move off the streets for good.
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