We’re pleased to announce that our most recent Intelex Charity Bake Sale raised $458 for local not-for-profit housing provider, Homes First!
For those of you who have never heard of Homes First, they’ve been serving Toronto’s chronically homeless since 1983 by providing stable living environments and access to social services. Sadly, there are over 5,000 people in Toronto that do not have a safe and stable place to live. This is why the work that Homes First does is so crucial, especially as the weather gets colder and it gets more dangerous to be out on the streets.
This is a cause that’s close to our hearts, as one of Homes First’s sixteen buildings is located right around the corner from our offices. Strachan House is made up of seventy-six units for single adult men and women and is a first step for those who are trying to get off the street.
- People can be part of a community
- People have a place to go to escape the cold
- People can obtain ID and register for social services
- People gain the ability to care for themselves
The Intelex Charity Bake Sale team aims to hold one bake sale for every season, selecting a different charity each time. Past charities have included the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Toronto.