PARA’s Daily Bread Food Bank Fundraiser Raises Over $9,000!

We are grateful for our community. Thanks to neighbours who run errands and deliver groceries, to those who sew masks and help out at the schools and playgrounds, to enthusiasts who play and plant in Healey Willan Park, to volunteers who work on PARA’s committees, to local residents who make gardens and paint murals for everyone’s enjoyment, and to you for contributing to this on-line fundraiser. 

PARA raised $1,535 during its first fundraiser for Daily Bread Food Bank earlier this month, and launched a community-wide appeal on April 20th, which raised an additional $7,800. By April 30th, The Gratitude Project had raised a total of $9,335!!

May Update: The Harbord Village Residents’ Association took up PARA’s challenge and raised $16,000 for the Scott Mission and Fort York Food Bank. The campaign surpassed their expectations in terms of what was possible with this simple ask – that we come together to support these two amazing organizations on the front lines helping neighbours struggling with food insecurity and homelessness – during this challenging time. Well done, HVRA!

The ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our city in unprecedented ways, but we are Stronger Together. Thank you to everyone who clicked on our Facebook posting, or linked through to The Gratitude Project from the PARA eblast.

With thanks to Lawrence Bonavia.