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Help Karen raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

I Run With Refugees

I run with refugees! This will be my family's third year doing the Scotia Charity Challenge raising funds for Adam House - a home for refugees in downtown Toronto. They do such amazing work and since since I've known them have expanded their reach from the original home to two more locations in Toronto. It's unfortunate that we need a such a service to serve all those running from persecution around the globe... and yet I am glad that there are such amazing, caring people like Lucy, the executive director, who's made it her mission to see that refugee claimants have a warm home and access to resources when they first settle in Canada.

Did you know - that about $161.50 will allow for a 5-night stay at Adam House for a refugee claimant? 

Would you please give generously and help provide a welcoming home for refugees 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 31 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 31 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 26 Sasha Mitsui $40.00
Oct 17 Sue Lockington Adam House is a great organization! A beautiful day for walking today! Thank you for walking!! $100.00
Oct 16 Lexie You support and stand up for the best of causes. Thank you for being so giving and bringing awareness to those who need a voice. $100.00
Oct 16 Graeme and Jesslyn Dymond $50.00
Oct 16 Amy Shannon Way to go!! Undisclosed amount
Oct 16 Chiara Kotze $25.00
Oct 16 Bibian Aguirre Thank you for doing this Karen, Curtis & Mavis!! $50.00
Oct 15 Linda $50.00