Fred Victor has always depended on the goodwill of ordinary people who want to make sure everyone in Toronto has a home, enough to eat, and the support they need to live a good life.
This time, for the first time, Fred Victor embarked on a brand new, totally fun, flexible twist on the old-fashioned “Miles for Millions” approach to fundraising. It’s called GET YOUR MOVE ON. People walked, ran, Zumbaed, biked, bowled and did many other activities around the City, and in some cases outside the City in the morning on October 16th. Teams were built, sponsors were sought and here’s the big news …
WE RAISED $66,412!
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 who literally have nowhere to go at night.
The funds everyone raised will go toward ensuring there’s plenty of support in the shelter… enough staff and supplies to meet the real needs of the very diverse women who arrive at their doors in crisis.
Fundraised dollars will go toward Friends Restaurant, a friendly place that serves 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 there.
They got their move on and we're so glad they did!
Contributions, donations and dollars make a huge difference.
Big big thank yous to Sponsors Martha Chan and the Divorce Marketing Group, Daniel Chan, Interface Technologies, BDO Canada, Meridian Credit Union and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company for their support of the campaign.
Thanks to all the generous and kind-hearted people who donated items to our auction at the after-MOVE party, the volunteer event committee, the amazing, spirited team captains and to everyone out there who just came through with a donation large or small for the person who MOVED for Fred Victor. WE THANK YOU!!