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Help Karen raise money

For participating in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race 2020

I Run With Refugees

Mavis and I recently read an age-appropriate book titled, 'What is a refugee?' She asked lots of questions, "What's happening? Why are the people sad? Why are their houses broken?" Somber, quiet, she reflected on it for days after. My daughter doesn't understand things like privilege or equality quite yet (she is only 3 after all) - but together we're going try to take the first steps in learning to care and to show love. Which is why... for the second year, just around my birthday (shameless plug), we're doing the Scotiabank Charity Walk to fundraise for Adam House - a home for refugees in downtown Toronto. #BirthdayGirlStrollsForRefugees :D On October 17, Mavis, hubs and I will be doing a socially-distanced walk with the Adam House fam - looking forward to it! We are grateful for any amount you might be able to contribute to support the amazing work that Adam House does to welcome the refugee community in Toronto.


Where would you go if you had nothing and you knew no one?

Having nothing and knowing no one is often just the beginning of the barriers new refugees face. Often times there is a language barrier. Refugee claimants are dealing with numerous issues-trauma that was experienced in their home country and on their journey to Canada, and often living with the anguish of leaving family behind.

Adam House provides refugee claimants with clean and safe living accommodations. The staff at Adam House provide assistance and advice with immigration procedures, primarily to residents and former residents. They provide referrals to legal services, medical assistance, and community resources. However, Adam House is much more than shelter or the services they provide. Adam House is home. A place where residents find friendship and support-from staff and each other.

Every dollar raised enables Adam House to continue welcoming refugees.

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 21 Anonymous $40.00
Oct 20 Ernest Happy Birthday! Undisclosed amount
Oct 19 Gord and Patti $50.00
Oct 18 Felix, Eleanor and Isaac $100.00
Oct 18 Hum family What a beautiful teaching moment. Congrats for completing yet another walk for Adam House! Undisclosed amount
Oct 17 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 17 Eric Leong A worthy cause! $100.00
Oct 17 Lexie Have an amazing walk for an incredible cause! Yay - Miss Mavis + Birthday Girl + Hubs! $75.00
Oct 13 Jim and Sue Such a worthwhile cause! Happy walking!! $100.00
Oct 10 Anonymous $25.00