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Extreme Heat Emergency

People facing homelessness are at risk. You can help them survive.

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Help us fight antisemitism

Our good work, which helps people of all faiths and backgrounds facing poverty, is being adversely affected by the rise in antisemitism in our city. You can help.

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Summer Clothing Drive

Doing some closet-cleaning? Please think of people in Toronto facing homelessness who are in need of weather-appropriate clothing and come drop off your clean, gently used items to Ve’ahavta.

WHAT PEOPLE NEED

Happy Pride Month!

We don’t wait for June to extend the core Jewish values of inclusivity, respect, and empathy, to all people, in all their beautiful colours. Want to celebrate Pride with us?

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Want to help from home?

We’re always looking for Make-a-Meal volunteers to prepare sandwiches and baked goods that we distribute to people facing homelessness from our outreach vans.

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Extreme Heat Emergency

People facing homelessness are at risk because of this week’s EXTREME HEAT EMERGENCY. Having nowhere to go to cool down can mean extreme sunburns, overheating, dehydration, heat stroke, and even death. You can help.

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Happy Pride Month!

This year, the Jewish community will be marching at Pride Toronto with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), which has arranged enhanced protection for Jewish attendees. Sign up to join!

 

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People on the streets need clothes. 

People on the streets need weather-appropriate clothes. Drop off your clean, gently-used items at Ve’ahavta – 4100 Chesswood Drive, Unit 1

 

THE FULL LIST

Want to help from home?

Every day, volunteers make and drop off homemade sandwiches and baked goods that we distribute to people facing homelessness from our outreach vans. There are lots of volunteer shifts to fill. Sign up for one today!

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We’re In The News. Check Us Out

Read about Ve’ahavta’s latest campaigns, events and activities in the news. 

Latest: Coldest Night of the Year features on CTV News and CBC News.

 

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Watch Our Programs Overview Video

At Ve’ahata, we know that homelessness and poverty are complex, systemic issues that require support that meets people where they’re at.

That’s why we have a series of programs that create transformative change in the lives of both our clients and volunteers.

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Inspiration Corner

Meet Lamarch, one of Ve’ahavta’s pre-employment program alumni. Hear how she changed her life and got back on her feet. Our hearts are full of love for this brave, hard-working client. We hope you enjoy hearing about her unbelievable story of transformation, from a shelter in Toronto to self-worth and financial self-sufficiency.

“ואהבת לרעך כמוך – Ve’ahavta Lerecha Kamocha – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself.” – Leviticus 19:18

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