Homeless Outreach

Seva in the City is a secular, non political event where we reach out to some of the neediest in our city. I have several meetup groups participating.

Objective: Hope Springs Eternal!! We will be handing out personal care items, sandwiches and messages of Hope!

Agenda: Arrive at 930 AM, get acquainted, discuss issues surrounding homelessness, walk over to Allan Gardens and distribute our items to the neediest in our city. There is a sizable homeless contingent who congregate at the park.

Pledge: Attendees are required to bring one of the items on the pledge list below. In addition, to the conventional pledges, all attendees are required to write one letter which contains messages of hope. I recommend you relay stories from your own lives or the lives of others. The letter should be brought in a sealed envelope and I wont read it. We will distribute the letters along with the conventional pledges.


1) 12 PB & J Sandwiches- each sandwich should be contained in a ziploc bag

2) Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

3) 10 Pairs of Socks


Reminders

1) I would like us to be there by 10 am so please help us by arriving on time.

2) You're free to bring other items as well, e.g. gently worn clothes. Pls run all items not on the pledge list by me beforehand.

3) Dress Appropriately for the weather!!!

4) Pls let me know beforehand by updating your RSVP if you cannot attend so we're not waiting around for you.

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  • DAVE

    Thanks Samantha, Srijoy, Tania, Pat, Peter, Srijoy, Sophie, Mary and Kacy + 3 for coming out this am! Really appreciate your pledges, punctuality and most of all great attitude! Feel free to join us at the Happiness Project: http://www.meetup.com/Happiness-Project-GTA/

    1 · July 26

  • Sophie

    Hi if we get toothbrushes and toothpaste how much should we bring?

    July 25

    • DAVE

      Maybe 5 each but whatever is within your budget. Dollar store are great for those

      July 25

    • Sophie

      Thank you. I didn't have time so I grabbed ingredients for pb and J

      July 26

  • Tania

    I'm bringing PB&J again this time :).

    July 25

  • Peter V.

    I am running for Toronto City Counsel .. Ward 16 .. My pledge is to help the homeless and low income residents of Toronto ...

    July 25

  • Peter V.

    I have an appointment at 10 am
    Wesley and church .. i will try and make at 10:30 am

    July 25

  • arin

    :(

    July 24

  • Kacy

    Hi Dave, I wanted to ask if I could bring travel sized shampoos, lotions or hand sanitizers?

    July 23

    • DAVE

      Hi Kacy, I have been advised against giving out hand sanitizers but shampoos and lotions are fine.

      July 24

  • Pat

    Thank you

    July 22

  • DAVE

    Hey All, the meetup time is 930 am not 10 am as i indicated in the description. lesson of the day- dont copy and paste!

    July 22

  • Srijoy

    Hi Dave, I have mandarin oranges, can I bring them ?

    July 20

    • DAVE

      Yup, Mandarin Oranges are fine. Btw, for first timers- anything not on the pledge list should be run by me beforehand

      July 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    ok thanx.
    btw, dunno if u were aware, but Ann Wong's Avengers Club is hosting a fairly similar meetup event later the same day. Possibly combine the 2 events somehow?
    Just a thought.

    July 19

    • DAVE

      ive asked her before. we have scores of homeless people across the city and there are scores of groups, organizations and individuals who hold events like mine. hopefully we see more!

      July 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Around what time do u expect the event to finish up approximately?

    July 18

    • DAVE

      11 at the latest

      July 19

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