For the first time ever, Fred Victor embarked on a totally fun, flexible twist on the old-fashioned “Miles for Millions” approach to fundraising. It was called GET YOUR MOVE ON. Volunteers walked, ran, Zumbaed, biked, bowled and did many other activities around the GTA.
Everyone together got us there. And what a huge help this is to the people who use Fred Victor programs every day.
For example, our Women’s Hostel receives some of Toronto’s most vulnerable women. They arrive at the old doors of the shelter with nothing but a green garbage bag containing a few clothes. The funds everyone raised will go toward ensuring there are enough staff and supplies to meet the real needs of the very diverse women who have nowhere else to go at night.
Fundraised dollars also go toward Friends Restaurant. It serves two substantial meals a day to people who have such low incomes that a burger at a greasy spoon is too much to spend. Our healthy dinners are only $2.50. So, fundraised dollars keep the meal costs low.
A big big shout out to our incredibly generous sponsor Martha Chan and the Divorce Marketing Group and her equally open-handed husband Daniel Chan, Interface Technologies, BDO Canada, Meridian Credit Union and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company for all their support.
And finally, thank you to the countless kind-hearted people who donated items to our auction at the AFTER-MOVE party, the volunteer event committee, the amazing, spirited team captains who put together teams of movers made up of their own friends and colleagues, and to everyone out there who just came through with a donation large or small for the person who MOVED for Fred Victor.