Support for Charities making a difference ❤️
Giving back to the community is a core part of our DNA at
Second Cycle Threads Inc.
While we contribute directly to individuals in need with donations of refurbished furniture, toys, books, warm clothing and food items; we acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of charities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and applaud their ability to connect individuals from diverse groups who do not have equal access to many services we take for granted and the numbers of individuals they are able to help in monumental ways. Whether it is giving your time or donation here are a few charities we take pleasure in supporting:
United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT) raises money to fight poverty in Toronto, York and Peel Regions. It primarily grants to local charities, but also runs its own community programs and conducts research to identify causes of poverty and inequality in the GTA.
Founded in 1963, Good Shepherd Ministries (GSM) is a Roman Catholic charity which helps poor and homeless people in Toronto. GSM addresses immediate needs by providing food, shelter, and clothing, and hopes to reduce homelessness in the long-term by offering medical care, addiction treatment, counselling, and rehousing assistance. The charity runs programs at its Good Shepherd Centre, Barrett House, and St. Joseph’s Residence.
Founded in 1983, Daily Bread Food Bank (Daily Bread) is now one of Canada’s largest food banks. Daily Bread works with its partners to provide food and assistance to people struggling with hunger in the Toronto area. In F2019, Daily Bread supplied and distributed food to support 170 food programs in the Greater Toronto Area. These programs are run by 126 partner organizations, including shelters, meal programs, and other food banks.
As you may well know 4 walls alone does not make a home – furniture plays an essential role in helping live fulfilling lives especially given today's world post COVID-19's introduction.
Furniture Banks across Canada are committed to ensuring all individuals and families transitioning out of displacement and homelessness are given the best possible chance to succeed in their new lives – through a furnished home. You may donate your unwanted, gently used items of furniture to the following Furniture Banks in Ontario:
- Furniture Bank (Toronto)
- Mississauga Furniture Bank
- Niagara Furniture Bank
- JRCC (Vaughan)
- Matthew House Ottawa
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great option for donating major appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, etc. The items they accept are resold at the store level with proceeds supporting Habitat for Humanity home builds. They even have a volunteer pickup service for selected items. Click here to find a location near you.
While the aforementioned charities are situated throughout the GTA, Canada - a quick google search will link you to charities with causes close your heart to make a strong difference no matter where you are in the world. To know more about these charities and to support directly; please visit the the links to make a difference in their efforts to transform and improve the lives of many. If you have a particular cause you care about but do not know where to find them - feel safe to send us an email and we can point you in the right direction to give to a charity that resonates with you the most and simultaneously reduce waste.
"We can change the world and make it a better place.
It is in your hands to make a difference"
- Nelson Mandela