We Vow announces quarterly community Give-back Campaign: Fresh Start Packages

We’ve had a busy year at We Vow. Working with educators, we’re proud to announce our curriculum is now being used by teachers across Canada and the US!

We Vow is a national campaign of love to inspire, engage and empower young people to take action against social injustice -- intolerance, racism, poverty and bullying -- in their communities.

We’re proud to announce the first of our quarterly community give-back campaigns: Fresh Start Packages. We’ll be assembling packages for distribution before the new year, to women and children of domestic abuse, living in shelters, with a specific focus on empowering the women to establish themselves in their new lives.  

Packages will include toiletries, makeup, sanitary products, casual clothing and one job interview appropriate outfit to make sure she has the best foot forward from the start.

We call on you, our supporters to help us by donating cash, or new essentials noted above. Do you work in retail or fashion and know of samples, unsold merchandise or last season’s garments? Donations or deep discounts are welcome!

Help us #WeVow #WeVowLove this season.  We encourage you share this experience at home or in the classroom, in a discussion with your children.  Together we can create an army of young social justice crusaders!  

Questions or donations can be addressed to wevowlove@gmail.com.  

Corporations, we are a registered Not-For-Profit and graciously accept corporate donations and partnerships too!

 

Sincerely,

Melissa Davis

Executive Director – We Vow

 

 

A Thanksgiving feast for 5000. It's a thing at EDIT.

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A Thanksgiving feast for 5000. It's a thing at EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology

On October 8th, The Toronto edition of Feeding the 5000 will bring us one step closer to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 –– cutting global food waste in half by 2030. 

EDIT's grand finale will shed a light on the global food waste scandal through a meal made of food that would otherwise be discarded. We're cooking Fall Minestrone, Green Herb Pistou, Potato Focaccia Bread, and more. 

Did we mention it's FREE? If you eat, you're in. 

This delicious undertaking will raise awareness about the 1 billion pounds of food wasted in Toronto last year, while inspiring guests to take action through an array of demos, activities and cook-offs. 

When:  October 8, 1-4 PM

Where: East Harbour (formerly Unilever soap factory) | 21 Don Roadway (Lakeshore + Don Roadway) | Toronto, ON | M4M 3P2  VIEW MAP

Details:  http://editdx.org/events/schedule/feeding-the-5000


Demos from: 
Food Network's Bob Blumer 
Cory Vitiello of Flock
Joshna Maharajl
Tyler Newsome, Bar Manager of Patois, partnered with Nick Liu of DaiLo

Steering Committee:
Feedback - putting a stop to food waste
Toronto Food Policy Council
Second Harvest
Food Banks Canada
George Brown College
EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology
Design Exchange

*Vegan options available!

#TheFutureIsAwesome #EDITDX