OUTREACH AND HOMELESS INITIATIVES:
Throughout the 105 years of our ministry’s life our Unity Church Toronto has collected, delivered, prayed for, visited and supported numerous shelters in the GTA.
SHELTER DRIVE MINISTRY
Since there is a year-round need for clothing for homeless people our congregants bring in seasonal clothing as well as lots of warm winter clothing to help people stay dry, warm, comfortable and alive during the cold, brutal, harsh and windy days and nights of the winter. We bless and thank all of our volunteers for your continuous support.
We bless our program and see it flourishing in its capacity to serve the less fortunate and we bless each contributor for their dedication and commitment to this cause. Thank you for the on-going donations of blankets, socks, clothing, boots, shoes etc. that make a huge difference to those suffering on the streets.
Sandra Wagman focused on socks and we brought her hundreds of pairs to distribute to those without.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, DONATIONS, FOOD, MONIES, LOVE AND SUPPORT OUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE APPRECIATED.
Thank you letters from organizations are available for your review on our bulletin boards.
DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING AND SUPPORT GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING:
THE SCOTT MISSION, INTERVAL HOUSE, BIRKSHIRE and SEATON HOUSE SHELTERS in the GTA Each week as our ‘gifts’ come in our team led by Amy bundles things up to be picked up by the Scott Mission trucks and/or delivered to INTERVAL HOUSE AND THE BIRKSHIRE SHELTER. Thank you for this ongoing support. Our gifts are being delivered to needy woman, men and children in the city.
THE SELF ESTEEM CHILDREN’S ACADEMY CHOIR We give our support by providing concert space and monies to their cause as well as prayer and mentorship.
OUR NATIVE FAMILY A Canadian native Indian disabled family reached out for support throughout the city and was turned down by many. They had lost everything they had in a fire. The father kept calling until he got to us at Unity! He had contacted 93 people before getting down to the U’s and reaching us.
ALANA DESALVO FUND Helping Alana and her family with monies for her medical expenses. We bless Alana and see every cell in her body working with its Divine Intelligence to repair and heal the damage down through a n accident that severed her spinal cord. Thank you for your generous support that we raised at our movie night and Sunday services.
SOUL INFLUENCE: Tithes from our Unity Theater night at the Drowsy Chaperone will be going to Soul Influence as well as monies, stuffed toys and clothing for the children in Africa.
FASHION AGAINST POVERTY This Fall our ministry is hosting a fashion show whereby funds will be collected to help a charity who helps those in need.
WORLD VISION Ongoing financial and prayer support two World Vision for 8 years.
WORLD VISION CHILD SPONSORSHIP:
LOLIBO loves Science in school and is doing very well in her studies. She is studying at a Grade 7 level. God bless you, Lolibo and know that you are loved.
SAWW – SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN FOR WOMEN Our church gave an $800.00 monetary gift to the charity organization South African Women for Women.
UNITY CHURCH ELEVATOR FUND It is repaired and ready to give those of us who need the lift to Sunday services and classes. We raised $2000.00 from our Silent Auction towards the repair and maintenance of our elevator. We give thanks and praise to God and to Precision Elevator for working with us to get things in proper working order.
7th Heaven Concert at Unity Toronto – 07-07-07 at 7:07 pm As you know, our concert was organized with the goal of raising monies to repair and maintain our elevator. We were blessed by the gifts of the many musicians and artists who participated in this event. We tithed an amount from what we received to each and every artist to show our love and support and to acknowledge that without their help we wouldn’t have had such a great success and fun evening. God bless all of you who participated in this event.
UNITY Church Toronto supports SOUL INFLUENCE MINISTRIES by gathering and sending children’s clothing and toys to Africa
Guest Performance at Unity Church Toronto by SOUL INFLUENCE December 3rd, 2006 We Bless SOUL INFLUENCE and the children of Africa.
December 3rd, 2006 we sent over 200 stuffed toys plus numerous games, toys and monies with SOUL INFLUENCE on their trip back to Africa. soul influence
December 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 A Special Collection will be taken so that we may give COVENANT HOUSE www.covenanthouse.ca children things on their Wish List for Christmas. Thank you.
COVENANT HOUSE GUEST: Mr. Ian Gillies
Jay Douglas (left)- Singer and long time Unity Member mingling with folks after the Sunday service.
Since December 10th, 2006 to present we had a representative from Covenant House, Mr. Ian Gillies at Unity. We organized and sent 300 Pocket Pal Diaries to the teens which they had on their top 3 Wish List for Christmas. We also sent them monies and movie passes and an Entertainment 07 Guide with over $500.00 worth of vouchers for fast food, movies, restaurants etc. and Canadian flag jacket pins. Please know that when I contacted Covenant House’s donation deparmtent Ms. Patricia Workman she was thrilled and excited. Unity church also offered Covenant House 100 complimentary tickets to see the professional production of Aladdin at the Elgin Theater this week in Toronto.
Jay Douglas entertained us with his new hit song “Give Thanks To The Father – based on Unity’s Divine Order”
Ladies selling Jay’s CD’s and Pocket Pals to send to Covenant House.
December 15th, 2006 – I have received confirmation that a Socks company is donating @1000 pair of socks for our homeless drive. Our office contacted them last week and we (Unity and Company) have been taking the necessary steps to make this happen. We bless their staff for helping us to achieve our goals to help put socks on those who are on the cold winter streets of Toronto. Once the socks arrive we will sell these socks for further fundraising purposes for our church and our charity/shelter of choice, which is being decided upon. To date our congregants have donated 400 pair of socks towards our winter drive. Please keep bringing them in.
December 17th, 2006 – We will have an assortment of Alexander Gourmet Teas to sell as a fundraiser this Sunday at Unity. These TEAS are perfect Christmas gifts to give to family and friends. We also hope to have 250 stuffed animals to sell that we plan on sending to the children’s shelters around Toronto. Thank you in advance for your support.
We Need The Following:
Sleeping Bags, Clothing, Shoes, Boots – All Ages
Canned and non-perishable foods
Sorting: Each Sunday from 12 to 1 pm volunteers help sort clothing. Please call to be added to the rotating schedule. We are very much in need of assistance in sorting.
NEWS: Local Community High School Student, Olivia, offers her time on Sundays with our Clothing Drive. Blessings, Olivia. Ms. Sandra Wagman has extended her personal gratitude and enthusiasm for the organization and space created in our ministry specifically for our Sock Drive and Shelters’ Program.
Volunteers who offer to help take clothing from the church to the shelters are also very much appreciated.
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS: We continue to bring Christmas presents for all ages, to brighten the holiday for families and homeless people.
ADOPT A TEDDY BEAR Give a child a very special Christmas this year with something soft and cuddly to hug. We have 50 Teddy Bears. These treasures will be adopted, wrapped and gift tagged by you and delivered to children in Toronto’s shelters. Suggested dontation is $5.00/bear. Thank you in advance for your loving and kind support.