Roehampton Basket Drive
From January 11 to February 11, we need your help to provide 15 baskets of household essentials for people moving out of the shelter that the City set up, during COVID-19, in the former Roehampton Hotel.
One of the services that the residents are getting is help finding permanent housing. Our baskets will assist Roehampton shelter residents when they’re provided with a place to live independently and can use the support to outfit their own apartments so they feel like home.
Fairlawn is working with other North Toronto churches to collect household essentials, like kitchen ware and bedding, for these “welcome home” baskets.
You can contribute by:
- signing up at Roehampton Basket Drive for the items you’d like to contribute and, during our campaign, bringing them to Fairlawn – either Tuesdays from 12 – 1 p.m. or Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; or
- making a cash donation to Fairlawn, indicating it’s for Roehampton (gifts of more than $20 will receive a tax receipt).
Please share this appeal with your friends and family.
Thank you for sharing your love with our neighbours at Roehampton!
Roehampton Residence “Welcome Home” Baskets. When Roehampton residents move into permanent housing, they often arrive with only the clothes they are wearing, without the basic items needed to make their house feel like a home.
Recognizing this challenge, and partnering with other churches in the United Church’s North Toronto Cluster, Fairlawn is running a drive to collect household items to create “welcome home” baskets, such as:
- cooking utensils,
- cleaning materials,
- and grocery gift cards.
Each church selected a month to run the drive, and Fairlawn’s month is January! Watch, in early January, for more details on how you can contribute.