The Ve’ahavta Project is now at full capacity. Please join the waitlist and you will be notified once space becomes available.

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The Ve’ahavta Project

Roll up your sleeves for a day of community-wide action. Bring your family or come on your own for a day of hands-on activities to make an immediate difference in the lives of people affected by homelessness.

Together, we will make real change happen.

Why Attend?

The Ve’ahavta Project is a chance to make a difference with your own two hands by creating essential supplies for people experiencing poverty and homelessness. You will also learn what you can do to help these individuals make real and lasting change happen. 

Join our community – you’ll be surprised how much can be accomplished in a single afternoon.  

Event Details

Sunday, December 8 2019 – 2-5pm
The Warehouse Venue- 35 Carl Hall Rd #2, North York, ON M3K 2B6

Volunteers and Ve’ahavta program participants will work together to create sleeping mats, blankets and study kits for those attending our work and life training programs. 

All attendees are asked to open a fundraising page on a peer-to-peer platform where others can sponsor their efforts. There is no cost to participate, but we ask that you donate or raise at least $25. 

Make Sleeping Mats & Blankets

Sleeping mats and blankets are essential to keep individuals living on the streets and in other temporary housing situations warmer and drier as they sleep. 

The sleeping mats are made out of milk bag cartons that would otherwise end up in the waste stream.

The “no-sew” fleece blankets are created from donated materials.

You make the impact—we will do the driving. As the temperature drops, we’ll distribute the blankets you created and make sure they get to the right place.

Prepare The Stuff Adults Need To Study

You can also prepare supply kits to equip the participants of our career-training programs.


Find answers to commonly asked questions below. If you still have questions, contact veahavtaproject@veahavta.org or give us a call at 416.964.7698.

What will we be making?

Participants will break off into groups to focus on different projects:

  • create mattresses out of milk packaging
  • transform fleece into blankets
  • pack supply kits for participants of the work training programs
  • prepare food packages for distribution by Ve’ahavta’s outreach van.
Can I bring items or cash to the event for donation?

Yes! We ask that participants bring NEW items for donation including socks, underwear, long underwear, deodorant and Hot Paws. New or lightly used sweatpants and sleeping bags are also great donations. There is also an option to “buy” these items for donation at the event.

I can’t attend this event but would like to help out. What can I do?

Thank you! We’re sorry to hear you can’t attend, but we have many other volunteer opportunities available. You can also support the event with a donation right now.

When and where is the event?

The event will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at The Warehouse Venue, located at 35 Carl Hall Rd #2, North York, ON M3K 2B6.

Is there a cost to attend?

It is free to attend. We ask you open a fundraising page and donate or raise a minimum of $25.

Can I attend as part of a group or organization?

Yes! You can create a team page on the peer-to-peer platform or join an existing team.

Is there a minimum age to attend?

We recommend that this event is appropriate for 8 and older.

Will community service credits be offered to school-aged volunteers?

Of course. If you have a form, bring it along and it will be signed on the day of the event.

Will there be food?

Of course! Snacks and refreshments will be available, but no formal meal.

How do I get to the venue?

Go west on Sheppard Ave from Allen Road, past Chesswood Drive. Turn left onto John Drury Drive into the main Downsview Park entrance (at the big Downsview Park sign). At the first stop sign, turn left on to Carl Hall Road and continue past the second stop sign. Finally, take the next right hand turn into the main parking lot before the railroad tracks. The Warehouse Event Venue is located in the middle of the complex next to the Ontario DriveTest Centre.

If travelling by transit: The closest subway station is Downsview Station. The venue is a 15 minute walk from the subway station. You can also take the 101 bus, which will drop you off close to the venue.

Is there parking?

Yes, parking is available.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, the venue is accessible. 


I want to join the waitlist!

The Ve’ahavta Project is now at full capacity. 

Please join the waitlist and you will be notified once space becomes available.



I want to sponsor someone!

Know a participant or team?

Find their personal donations page.



I want to help!

Your support is welcome!

Become a sponsor or donate to The Ve’ahavta Project today.



I want to volunteer!

Want to be part of the event volunteer team?

Meaningful volunteer opportunities await you.
Learn how you can get involved.


Next Steps?

Space is limited. Reserve your place now.
Want to sponsor The Ve’ahavta Project?  You can sponsor the event directly or support a volunteer on their donation page.
For more info, contact veahavtaproject@veahavta.org or give us a call at 416.964.7698.

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