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****AS OF SEPTEMBER 30 2020, GOFUNDME HAS UPDATED OUR CAMPAIGN ON THEIR BACKEND AND MOVED OUR FUNDRAISER TO THIS NEW LINK (OTHER LINK IS INACTIVE). THE ERROR MESSAGE STATING THAT WE HAVE "PAUSED DONATIONS" HAS BEEN RESOLVED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT!!!
*****THANK YOU!!! WOW!! WE HAVE SURPASSED OUR GOAL OF $13,500 AS OF SEPT 13 2020******
Our intentions and goals to purchase a refrigerated truck from June 25 have evolved.
On Aug 31 2020, Ottawa Mission announced that they have launched a mobile food truck and have partnered with a series of businesses across Ottawa. They have committed to provide 100 meals a day for five days a week across different neighbourhoods. This is AWESOME! This is truly needed for the sake of accessibility.
We are in the process revising our strategies to better meet the needs of our vulnerable neighbours and help fill in the gaps of lack of resources many marginalized groups have limited access to due to COVID19 and other barriers. We will continue to post updates on what that looks like via our instagram @hitthestreets.ca
As of 09/16/2020, we are accepting the following donations:
- Gift cards (grocery stores, department stores, gas)
- New and unworn socks
- New and unworn underwear
- New and unworn diabetic compression socks
- New mini first aid packs
- Reusable heat packs
- School safe (nut free) apple sauce, fruit cups
- Trail mixes
- Cases of bottled water
Thank you for your support.
Please stay safe.
NEW --- As of May 13 2020 we can provide a fixed $ amount for individuals fleeing domestic violence and dire situations.
At the start of May, we were approached by two community health organizations to temporarily support a pregnant individual who was fleeing domestic violence. Hit The Streets used $100.00 of donations to find immediate shelter, clothing and food for this individual as their case workers were figuring out a more permanent solution. HTS has also distributed critical emergency funds to other individuals.
**THANK YOU!! WE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $2,500 ON JUNE 16 2020*****
As of June 25, we have now increased our goal to $13,500.
The next $5,000 raised will go towards a REFRIGERATED TRUCK for distribution purposes.
An anonymous donor says they will match the next $5,000 raised for us to get the truck!
**THANK YOU!! WE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $1,000 ON MAY 19 2020*****
As of June 15, we have now increased our goal to $2,500 as we have diversified the items we distribute on a weekly basis.
Hit The Streets is a grassroots collective that is for the people, by the people. We take a boots-on-the-ground approach by serving hot meals and other life necessities in-person, by hand to those in need throughout the Ottawa area. At the moment, we operate our mobile service on Wednesdays after 7:00pm and Saturdays at McNabb Arena from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Follow us on Instagram for updates @hitthestreets.ca | Learn more about our project in the newspaper !
Monetary donations will be used for groceries, supplies and gas. A fixed amount is available for individuals fleeing domestic violence and other dire situations.
- Emily W
- Jenni Campbell
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