Dear friends: If you have been meaning to make a gift to West Hill Harvest, today is the day to do it! Until midnight, the generous people at LKQ Corp will match donations up to $2,000, which means you can double your impact: Your $50 = $100 to families in need! Also, today is the … Continue reading Last day to double your impact and enter win tickets!
"These gifts have given me so much hope. It's been a horrible year and as a single mother I've been struggling. Seeing the happiness on my children's faces was such a blessing. Thank you for being there for me and my family at Christmas" - 2017 WHH Recipient Every year for the last ten years, we … Continue reading Two weeks left to donate, one week left to win!
#GivingTuesday is the not-for-profit world's answer to the American Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days. These 'holidays' are now popular in Canada, and West Hill Harvest has an exciting #GivingTuesday announcement! Stay tuned for details and watch the video below from Giving Tuesday Canada for some background on the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq4DNKlVdxw
If you've been to a West Hill Harvest event, you've no doubt seen and felt the strength of our community. If you've had the chance to meet any of the families we serve, you may have felt the connection forged between you through an act of kindness and gratitude at receiving. We are doing a … Continue reading WHH Builds Communities
We can't believe it, but WHH has been serving the Scarborough Community for TEN whole years! Thank you for spreading joy and generosity with us for TEN seasons! Much is new this year and we are excited to get started. Details on the upcoming campaign are below. We hope that we can count on you to help … Continue reading WHH is Turning TEN!
Yesterday 11 WHH volunteers gathered at The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) to help out in the clothing and food banks. We toured the "Market" where folks can grocery shop for food once a week, and the clothing bank - set up like retail store - where people pick out new clothes once per … Continue reading Volunteer Day Recap: “You have no idea the difference you have made for us”
Thanks to you, we are growing. This year, we are aiming to help as many families as possible. We supported over 20 families last year, and hope to nearly double that in 2018! To accommodate our increasing goals and our burgeoning volunteer group (yay! Thank you!) we are breaking our the big WHH day into … Continue reading Save the Dates: TWO WHH events this year!
Out of 140 neighbourhoods included in Toronto Life's Toronto's Ultimate Neighbourhoods Ranking, West Hill, the area we serve, scored 140. The lowest possible rank. Toronto Life looks at 10 categories like safety, entertainment, employment, and diversity, and scores each on a scale of 1-100. West Hill scored below 40 in 7/10 of the categories. Most troubling, … Continue reading West Hill ranked the worst neighborhood in Toronto
Today WHH volunteered with our longtime partner agency, The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. Our small but mighty group tackled a massive donations room, divvying up items between the clothing bank, food bank and furniture/household bank. At the food bank alone, SCHC sees 300 individuals per week, representing families ranging in size from 1 to 11 … Continue reading WHH Volunteers at local food bank!