A request letter to the community, supporters, donors and volunteers of Haven on the Queensway
Dear Friends of Haven on the Queensway,
As we gather our thoughts to express our deepest appreciation, we find ourselves filled with gratitude for the incredible support you've extended to Haven on the Queensway. Your response to our recent urgent appeal made a significant impact on our mission and thanks to your generosity we have reached our fundraising goal. We are excited about the positive outcomes that will result from your contribution.
Your belief in our cause inspires us to work harder, dream bigger, and strive for excellence in all that we do. It is through the kindness and compassion of individuals like you that we can continue to create positive change and uplift those in need.
Once again, on behalf of myself, our staff, our incredible volunteers and especially our clients, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your invaluable support. We are honoured to have you as a part of our community, and we look forward to keeping you updated on the impact of your contribution.
Wishing you joy, peace, and fulfillment this holiday season and beyond.
Roger Berg, Executive Director
Merry Christmas! At this time of year, we are always faced with Christmas trees, laughter, parties, sparkling lights and a little more joy in the air. At Haven on the Queensway we have certainly had joyous times as we were able to provide for thousands and thousands of people this year. Seeing our values compassion, respect, and dignity in action and hearing about the impact a kind word or smile has, is truly heartwarming.
We also recognize that for some, this time of year brings challenges and struggles and at the Haven they are always on our mind. It's important to acknowledge these difficulties and stand together to help provide security and continue to bring kindness and joy to those in need.
This year has been a testament to the resilience of our staff, volunteers and community. Despite the recent hurdles, what continues to inspire me is the support we've received from our incredible community. Together, we've worked to always strive to reach the common goal of enhancing the quality of life for those in need.
So, as you gather this Christmas let’s also remember those that are facing unique challenges. On behalf of myself and the Haven on the Queensway staff, we Thank You for your unwavering commitment to our community that spreads the spirit of Christmas throughout the whole year not only in December.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Aretha Khaloo, Director of Operations
“The Haven on The Queensway has helped people of Etobicoke mobilize to love their neighbour. The poor, young moms and seniors readily find dignity, provision and hope during difficult seasons in life.”
– George McEachern
Alderwood Church Elder
Restorative Justice Housing Ontario
– Susan F.
First Care Volunteer
“The services provided by The Haven on the Queensway in Etobicoke have profoundly impacted referred families and individuals. Offering shelter, meals, counselling, and support programs, it's a crucial lifeline.”
– Hope w/ Wheels Supporter
Together we are helping individuals/families plan towards a better tomorrow through a range of programs, services and one-on-one support that fosters meaningful steps and actions, inspiring others to hope, rise and thrive. Together with our community, we embrace the future with HOPE and heart.
For more information and questions. please contact Roger Berg @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s why your support helps
*average numbers as of November 2023
56,111 total clients (all programs) served, 27% increase from last year
food bank clients served weekly
clients in the Helping Seniors program
First Care parents served weekly
newcomers using the
Haven’s Closet weekly
street outreach friends served weekly