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Help Ruth raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

My Story…

Working for Matthew House this past year and coming from a family of refugees myself, I've come to know the true meaning of resilience. From the trauma of being forced from your home to not knowing where your children will get their next meal to being in a new and unfamiliar place, I have heard stories of strength and survival. From hot meals to language lessons, the work being done by Matthew House is centered around upholding the dignity of refugees as they become independent, inspiring members of our communities. 

While anyone who knows me knows I'm not much of a runner (unless it's for free food or to catch the bus) I'm excited to speed walk to help Matthew House make a home for more and more refugees!

Anything you can contribute, or by simply sharing Matthew House's work to spread awareness does wonders for expanding basic human rights for all. Thank you so much and stay fresh!  


Matthew House is a community of homes that welcome, shelter and assist newly arrived refugee claimants in Toronto. Our desire is to restore refugee's dignity and hope by providing emotional and physical support in a homelike setting to help them heal from their journey and establish new lives in Canada.  When we run for Matthew House, we send a message that says "my Toronto is your Toronto" for vulnerable newcomers like refugees. Join our team and help transform the lives of newly-arrived refugees. Thank you!

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Aug 31 Jacky Tuinstra Thanks Ruth for running for refugees. Undisclosed amount
Aug 26 Tee Undisclosed amount
Aug 22 Eliana $25.00
Aug 22 Sam This is amazing and so are you!! $50.00
Aug 22 Anonymous $30.00
Aug 21 Tyler Riches $35.00
Aug 21 Vibhuti Kacholia good luck!!! this is awesome $25.00
Aug 21 Zee Prouda you!!! $25.00
Aug 17 Roslyn A So proud of you Ruthie. Always knew you would grow up to be a woman who will change the world one day 🌎 $100.00