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New Meetup: 5 Ways to Help this Holiday Season

From: julian
Sent on: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:18 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Toronto Wine and Social Meetup Group!

What: 5 Ways to Help this Holiday Season

When: Wednesday, December 22,[masked]:00 AM

Price: CAD25.00 per person

Where: St John The Compassionate Mission
155 Broadview Avenue (just north of Queen)
Toronto, ON M4M 2E9
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What can I do to help???
this is a common question people ask me every Holiday season

well...

#1 -Be Part of OUR EVENT: VOLUNTEER making BREAKFAST for the needy WED DEC 22 6am-9am. I am going to ask that YOU DONATE $25 each. You can pay this directly to the Charity and they will get you a receipt. Why $25 - that is the price of an average bottle of wine we consume. Soo I feel that is Fair - you want to give more - Please fell free - you will see its going to a good place. Its ok if you want to just drop in make a donation, say hi to our gang and head to work or drop in sometime later that day, there staff and Volunteers will be there till 9pm that day as they do a community dinner every Wednesday.

***if you cannot make the 22nd - i will be there on the 23rd as well with the Discover Toronto Group***
email me if you want that day


#2 - BREAD - The simple act of Buying a loaf of Bread from their Artisan Bakery goes a long way to helping out. They supply Jamie Kennedy Kitchens and even the Bakery at St. Jacobs Market. http://stjohnsbakery.com/retail-sales/cafes-restaurants/ Their Breads Contain NO preservatives, and all profits go to the Mission. The Bakery also transforms many lives, gives people autonomy and Pride by giving them a SKILL and a Job.
153 Broadview Avenue (north of Queen)
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#3 - USED CLOTHING that can be RESOLD - They run a Thrift Shop at 2155 Danforth Ave (just east of Woodbine) 10am-6pm Mon-Sat[masked]
Please see if you can drop off Somethings and even Buy something while you are there (My wife is the type that doesn't try on and doesn't return - makes me angry but donating clothing with Tags on to this place makes it all better)
***Cannot get there - see me at any event - put the clothes in a Bag and put it in the back of my vehicle - i will get it there***


#4 - Donate something from their URGENT NEEDS list - Call them Wed - Fri[masked] and make arrangements to drop off (this is a great option for those who don't feel comfortable giving Money)

- Diapers (infant-1 year)
- Healthy Cereal
- Olive oil
- Fresh vegetables
- Tin foil
- Paper napkins
- Margarine
- Milk (fresh)
- Diced tomatoes


#5 - Make a FINANCIAL DONATION - Call them and make arrangements to drop off a donation and get a receipt. Be a Leader at your workplace - Get Coworkers Sponsoring a meal for just $3.50 each (I was able to get over $1000 last yr). organize say a wine tasting with the profits going this way (ok this is a note to me). It up to you - be Creative and get others Involved - People want to help - mainly this time of year.



We cannot help every Organization, thus I picked One to help out this Season.
I am not part of their congregation or linked in any way to their organization.

St John The Compassionate Mission (just north of Queen)
155 Broadview Avenue
Toronto Ontario, M4M 2E9
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I have lived a life of luxury with servants and drivers and all the way down being homeless and sleeping on the floor in a Refugee Camp, forced to run behind United Nations trucks for Crackers to feed my family. Life is strange that way - and now i get to live the Canadian Dream and every year giving back in more important to my family than any gifts...

email me if you have any questions

Cheers and Compliments of the Season

Julian

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