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Spreading The Power and Love of Giving on Giving Tuesday 2018

With the clang of cowbells ringing out, an incredible group of volunteers walked through downtown Toronto and chanted, “We are Fred Victor! Happy Giving Tuesday!”

As a charity that supports people experiencing homelessness in Toronto, we see far too many people who don’t have a place to come in from the cold. So, our Giving Tuesday was all about bringing warmth to the people of our city.

We had 20 enthusiastic volunteers marching through the streets, handing out over 300 branded candles to everyone we met. By sharing some warmth and cheer on a cold November afternoon, we wanted to spark the giving spirit in our fellow Torontonians.

And, did they ever give back! Our Giving Tuesday efforts resulted in $10,000 raised, as well as over 60,000 people who connected with us across social media. It really was an amazing experience to see how people will come together to do some good and give back to people in need.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and everyone who donated so generously to Fred Victor – and to all the support from CanadaHelps!