Last Saturday, we rang in the New Year by hosting our “Spread the Warmth” event, where attendees distributed winter kits to refugees living in Sojourn House, a local Toronto refugee shelter. The event kicked off at the Centre for Social Innovation, with over 40 people in attendance who were there to help their neighbours in need.
Through the generous support of our donors and attendees, over 120 winter kits were assembled, including scarves, mittens, hats and toiletries like toothpaste and toothbrushes. These essential items were then donated to the refugee shelter as individual gifts for their residents.
Our “Spread the Warmth” event was an opportunity for new and existing IDRF supporters to learn about the local and international work of IDRF, highlighting our projects in Lebanon and Gaza to provide residents with winter supplies to help them survive during the winter months.
We are so grateful for the support of our generous attendees who donated their time, energy and winter supplies on New Year’s Eve; we look forward to working with you in 2017 to continue providing dignity and hope to vulnerable people in the world.