GIVE is partnering with RESTORING HOPE to provide 50 backpacks to street teens who seek out shelter and safety at their facility located in downtown Ottawa. This important resource allows the Restoring Hope staff to provide practical care while communicating hope and love. They will be distributed in December.
Restoring Hope provide a safe emergency refuge from nightfall to morning, five nights a week for homeless youth, both young men and young women between the ages of 16-24. Here youth encounter to a respectful, temporary safe environment where they are not be judged, nor rejected during the current crisis they are going through. Healthy meals and a variety of supportive services are available from volunteers who serve with care and compassion . This allows us to closely monitor those who do come to us intoxicated or are under the influence of drugs. Staff are trained to help avoid possible overdose situations and to call medical attention when required. RHM is there during their crisis instead of them being alone on the streets.
Restoring Hope serves in downtown Ottawa out of the facility of First Baptist Church at the corner of Elgin and Laurier.
. You can learn more about their work at www.restoringhope.ca
Your donation of $30 a provides the backpack and all the contents!
Go to the DONATE NOW tab. It will take you to our secured site for donations. Put $30 for each backpack you want to sponsor and be sure to add "BACKPACK" in the comment box. if you wish to do an E-transfer they can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org and note it is for the backpacks. You will get a confirmation email of your donation using either application.
•Our winter backpacks provide important items to help the individual continue to survive the elements of an Ottawa winter! The backpack itself is important for them to have a place for their personal items.
•All backpacks will have Gloves, Warm Toques, Thermal Socks, Underwear, and toiletries to care for their personal hygiene. Also included is some healthy snack granolas and a Tim Horton's voucher for a Hot Chocolate or Coffee.