Guest Community Events

Supporting Our Local Communities

To show our appreciation for our community as well as support those in need, the Guest Team is honoured to organize a variety of charitable projects each year. An important part of our culture is contributing our time and resources to support as many people as
possible in the community that supports our operations.

We are also aware that many individuals and organizations have a hard time finding meaningful and trustworthy charity campaigns to get involved in and support with their donations. We are always looking to establish relationships with new partners and donors so that we can continue to develop meaningful social campaigns for the community.

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Past Community Events

Shirt Off Your Back Face Mask Challenge

The Shirt Off Your Back Face Mask Challenge encourages Canadians to create personal-use face masks from an article of clothing to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 and help ensure medical N95 respirator masks continue to be prioritized for frontline medical workers. We are honoured to partner with King & Bay to implement the Shirt Off Your Back Face Mask Challenge. We have created face masks that will be delivered to St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Michael Garron Hospital in East Toronto and local community organizations in need of homemade masks. The masks are distributed to all approved visitors who enter Michael Garron Hospital and given to all of their discharged patients as they reintegrate into the community, along with the broader community, intending to help to prevent disease transmission.

Food Drive

We are honoured to associate with the YWCA Hamilton organization to implement our Food Drive campaign. The campaign encourages Hamiltonians and people living in surrounding areas to contribute food and family supplies to support women at the Transitional Living Program and Phoenix Place of YWCA Hamilton during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. These food and family supplies allow women who call YWCA Hamilton home to overcome challenging situations such as poverty, homelessness, and violence while isolating themselves at those locations. The food supplies are distributed to YWCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program providing safe, affordable and temporary housing for women at risk and struggling with the impact of poverty, homelessness, and violence. They are also given to Phoenix Place as a safe haven for women and their children escaping domestic violence. The campaign receives $4,500 of total food and cash donated.

Winter Charity Coat Drive

The purpose of this program is to help keep everyone in our community safe and warm and help prevent the effects of winter-related illnesses. We are happy to partner with Webster Benefit Consultants and Carben Automotive to implement the Winter Charity Coat Drive. The Winter Charity Coat Drive encourages everyone in the City of Hamilton and surrounding areas to contribute winter coats to support families in need during the winter season. We collect the winter coats and deliver them to Wesley Urban Ministries to support people experiencing poverty, homelessness and other challenges in the community. Especially with the impact of the COVID-19, we realize that some in the community may not have the ability to purchase cold-weather necessities like a winter coat for their loved ones and themselves. Every year, Wesley creates Christmas gift packages to support many families in need. It has been our pleasure to participate and be a part of this great campaign to fill those packages. As a result, we received and distributed 515 winter coats donated from individuals and organizations to those in need in the community.

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