Baking for a Good Cause

Date: December 12, 2013 Author: Mantis System Categories: Latest News
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We’re pleased to announce that our most recent Intelex Charity Bake Sale raised $458 for local not-for-profit housing provider, Homes First!

For those of you who have never heard of Homes First, they’ve been serving Toronto’s chronically homeless since 1983 by providing stable living environments and access to social services. Sadly, there are over 5,000 people in Toronto that do not have a safe and stable place to live. This is why the work that Homes First does is so crucial, especially as the weather gets colder and it gets more dangerous to be out on the streets.

This is a cause that’s close to our hearts, as one of Homes First’s sixteen buildings is located right around the corner from our offices. Strachan House is made up of seventy-six units for single adult men and women and is a first step for those who are trying to get off the street.

 

With a home…

  • People can be part of a community
  • People have a place to go to escape the cold
  • People can obtain ID and register for social services
  • People gain the ability to care for themselves

 

Original post can be found here.

From Homes First: Thank you Intelex for supporting your community and helping raise much needed funds to help the homeless in Toronto. Is your company interested in holding a bakesale or other fundraising initiative on behalf of Homes First? Check out how here or get in touch by emailing misha.bmccabe@homesfirst.on.ca!