On August 19, 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to pay tribute to all people affected by humanitarian crises and those who lost their lives in humanitarian service. It’s a day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
Over 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness every year. This day should inspire action so, until the end of August, I Dream of Jodi will donate 20% from every 5 or 10hr package sold to Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Response to the Homeless outreach program – a charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people marginalized by poverty on the streets of Toronto.
So while I’m picking up your groceries, sending out your newsletter, making your reservations, organizing your basement, or planning your party, you can rest easy knowing that at the same time a less fortunate individual somewhere in this city is receiving food, clothing, hygiene supplies, counselling, health care, access to secure housing, and supportive companionship.
If you know anyone who would like to help those affected in our very own community but may not have the hours to devote to volunteerism, have them contact I Dream of Jodi, they’ll be giving someone the gift of compassion and care.