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Volunteer


You can play an integral part in helping the Haven’s efforts to provide practical help and hope to the homeless, hungry, cold & hurting people in our community.

We depend on regular volunteers to help in our programs. So please join us!

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Volunteer


You can play an integral part in helping the Haven’s efforts to provide practical help and hope to the homeless, hungry, cold & hurting people in our community.

We depend on regular volunteers to help in our programs. So please join us!

Team building / Group volunteering

Looking for a great group volunteer / team building/ group bonding event?  Packing Kits for a Cause is a great way to have fun and engage your team of 5 or 500 people to make a difference by building survival kits for men, women, youth and children. These kits will be given by our programs to those less fortunate in our community and to homeless adults, youth and children. 

 

We currently have openings for

Food Bank – Tuesday and/or Wednesdays, daytime  

Clothing Boutique – Monday to Friday – daytime: sorting and hanging clothing 

Seniors Helping Seniors – Team Visits to isolated seniors in our community

First Care – Pre-natal and post natal follow-up, making baby bags

Please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form. A current "vulnerable sector screening" (VSS) police check will be required as well. The Haven will notify you when to start the VSS process if you have not had one done within the last 3 years. Everyone is welcome to help, including high school students looking to complete their community hours. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age. 

Please submit both forms to info@havenontheq.com or drop them off at our office at 1533 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, M8Z 1T8.

 

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Coldest night of the year


Every February we participate with the Coldest Night of the Year campaign where our community comes together and walks to raise funds for the Haven. It’s an exciting event that is growing in community participation every year. We hope you can join us for the next round!

Coldest night of the year


Every February we participate with the Coldest Night of the Year campaign where our community comes together and walks to raise funds for the Haven. It’s an exciting event that is growing in community participation every year. We hope you can join us for the next round!

jOIN US next year on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Please join us again next year as we bundle up and hit the pavement as part of the Coldest Night of the Year campaign, a family-friendly winter fundraising event for Toronto West’s homeless, hungry and hurting.

Walkers who take part in this event experience a glimpse into what surviving on the streets of Toronto is like during a cold Canadian winter. The walk raises funds for the Haven. 

THIS YEAR WE RAISED OVER $34,000

THANKS TO ALL OUR WALKERSTEAMS,DONORS,
SPONSORS, AND VOLUNTEERS!

HAVEN CONTACT

Susan Carbone
Events Manager
(416) 640-2005 ext 223
susan@havenontheq.com

For National Event info contact: Brian Carney, Executive Director
brian@blueseaphilanthropy.org | 1(519)-603-2250

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The great Garage Sale and Recyling Event


This project is not only to raise funds but also keep in touch with our community during the beautiful summer months. Come & bring your used electronics, clothing and materials for recycling.

The great Garage Sale and Recyling Event


This project is not only to raise funds but also keep in touch with our community during the beautiful summer months. Come & bring your used electronics, clothing and materials for recycling.

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The Great Garage Sale
and Recycling Event

This year's event was a great success! We look forward to doing it again in 2019!


About This Year's Event

ADL Process (www.adlprocess.com) will collect your used electronics to ensure they are safely disposed of and recycled responsibly. Metalogics (www.metalogics.ca) buys and sells scrap metal, providing customized scrap metal and recycling services to meet the needs of residential, commercial, and industrial scrap metal producers.

Bag2School (www.bag2school.ca) will take your donations of all your unwanted men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, towels, bed sheets. Everyone has closets/house full of items!! And the Haven will receive $0.05 per lb.

RainBarrel.ca is the absolute best place to purchase rain barrels and accessories. $55.00 rain barrels. Order in advance at www.rainbarrel.ca to guarantee availability.

 

 

 

 

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Golf 4 Haven


This tournament is a fun and exciting opportunity to fundraise for Haven on the Queensway. All proceeds from this tournament will go to our programs.

Golf 4 Haven


This tournament is a fun and exciting opportunity to fundraise for Haven on the Queensway. All proceeds from this tournament will go to our programs.

ThurSDAY JUNE 21, 2018

haven contact

Susan Carbone
Event Director
(416) 640-2005 ext 223
golf@havenontheq.com

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Got Your Back


Help send kids back to school with everything they need!

Got Your Back


Help send kids back to school with everything they need!

GOT YOUR BACK

Annual school supply drive

With a new school year approaching, Haven on the Queensway is working to help less fortunate children start the new school year off right with our Got Your Back program. We believe that all the children should start the school year with all the tools and supplies to be successful. We want to pack and fill 20 backpacks with all the school essentials!

Did you know that 20% out of Toronto's 507,810 children live in poverty? Some children don’t wake up with a good breakfast to start their day, and for some lunch is their schoolmate sharing leftovers from the lunch they don’t want, all because their parents have low wage jobs and rent consumes most of the income. For many, the hope of receiving help starts here at the Haven. 

We are reaching out to local businesses and the community to join in the Got Your Back drive. Our goal is to raise $4.000 and we hope we can count on you to get kids off to a great start to their school year!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

A monetary gift of $50.00 gift will provide one child with a brand new backpack from Blue Eye Marketing filled with all the essentials to start the new school year. (Any donation of $20.00 or more to the Haven receives a tax receipt.)

Or, you can donate specific school supplies that will be put into the backpacks to help kids get the best start to the school year.. Here are the items we are hoping for and the totals we want to achieve:

  • 50 boxes of facial tissues (Kindergarten to Grade 3)
  • 60 packages of pencils
  • 60 pencil sharpeners
  • 120 mechanical pencils
  • 40 packs of Crayola crayons
  • 120 erasers
  • 40 washable markers
  • 50 glue sticks
  • 40 blunt tip scissors
  • 40 exercise books (JK to Grade 3)
  • 50 binders (1½”)
  • 75 index dividers
  • 75 reinforcements
  • 40 packs of lined paper
  • 50 notebooks
  • 80 packs of coloured pencils (Crayola or Laurentians)
  • 40 highlighters
  • 120 rulers
  • 40 packs of whiteout strips
  • 45 calculators
  • 38 scientific or graphing calculators
  • 50 blue or black pens
  • 120 pencil cases
  • 100 lunch bags
  • 40 geometry sets
  • 100 packages of sticky notes
  • 40 packs of graph paper

Will you help our kids? Your gift will have tremendous impact on their lives by helping them with their skills, vision, and motivation to change the cycle of poverty.  Thank you for partnering with us to help our kids!

The backpacks will be distributed on Wed. Aug. 22 and Wed. Aug. 29 at the Haven.

You can donate online or in person at the Haven. For more information, please contact 416-640-2005.

Please share our campaign using the hashtag #GotYourBack

 

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Concert 4 Haven


Concert 4 Haven


About

A charity concert to raise funds to help those who come through the doors to the Haven. 

Renowned Canadian conductor and Classical FM 96.3 broadcaster Maestro Kerry Stratton will direct the orchestra in a sparkling night of live music. Internationally acclaimed, Maestro Stratton has conducted the George Solti Orchestra, Budapest; the Vienna Concert-Verein, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia and, most recently, the Slovak Sinfonietta.

.The Toronto Concert Orchestra will present a selection of some of the greatest and most inspiring hymns of our times.