During the pandemic and over the past year with rising costs, Blue Door has seen an influx of people experiencing homelessness, and often their situation leaves them feeling like there is no hope.
“While the rapidly changing economy has been tough on us all, our most vulnerable have felt it the most,” Blue Door CEO Michael Braithwaite said. “Blue Door is so appreciative of our community as we work together this GivingTuesday to raise funds to make sure everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.”
This year, Blue Door’s GivingTuesday theme is “Give Dignity.” Your holiday gift to Blue Door will provide hope and supports to those who feel as though their dignity was taken from them in their hard times, the organization says. With funds raised this year, Blue Door will support vulnerable seniors, youth, families, and neighbours who continue to be pushed into poverty and homelessness.
Your donation to Blue Door’s GivingTuesday campaign will assist in purchasing gifts of dignity, such as food, toiletries, clothing, and bedding, which are all necessities to breaking the cycle of poverty and helping people escape homelessness.
Blue Door’s campaign began on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and has set a goal to raise $40,000 by GivingTuesday on Nov. 29.
An exciting part of this year’s campaign is that donations up to $15,000 to Blue Door’s GivingTuesday campaign will be matched by generous donors, including Cambria Design Build Ltd., Diner Agency Inc. and Crier Media Group, Tessier Design Corp., Walterhouse Realty Group, and Wyse Meter Solutions.
Your donation will be matched and will have double the impact helping your community’s most vulnerable.
Founded in 1982, Blue Door works to ensure everyone has safe, affordable, and supportive housing. As the largest emergency housing provider in York region, Blue Door provides support to people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to attain and retain affordable housing.