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Hope For The Homeless
Published on Nov 22, 2019 14:51

The Intermediate students at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School would like to start an initiative called “Hope for the Homeless” to assist those in need. 

The motivation for this donation drive is based in faith through the parable Jesus told about the “Good Samaritan” with the message being “Love thy Neighbour”. We are all part of this global community so let’s come together and help those in need during this Christmas season.

With the cold weather upon us, there is a list of items that are in desperate need. Below are some suggestions.  We would sincerely appreciate anything you are able to donate.


Donation Suggestions: (If possible, please pack items in reusable bags)

-new underwear for men and women -socks, gloves, and hats (new, unused) -coats, winter jackets, blankets -boots (a size range), special need for men’s shoes and winter boots -track pants, or smaller size pants (jeans, casual pants) -hoodies/sweatshirts -toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, razors, hand lotion, hand/bathroom wipes -pajamas and large tee-shirts for sleeping -laundry detergent -linens such as new or gently used sheets, blankets, mattress covers, comforters, and towels -pet supplies such as kitty litter, dog beds, leashes, treats -Granola Bars, Cliff Bars, Fruit Snacks, Applesauce, Cracker Peanut Butter, etc. [Please note the charity does not accept any food items that include animal-ingredients or alcohol (i.e., mouth wash) -Water Bottle -Lifesavers or sugar-free gum. -Chapstick As a Catholic Faith Community we thank you for your continued support, especially at this time of year.

Hope for the Homeless This donation drive is in memory of Richard, a homeless man from Toronto, who passed away on November 11th, 2019.