COVID Emergency Relief Fund
Access to healthy food should not contribute to problems posed by COVID-19.
Stonegate CHC is partnering with FoodShare to coordinate, purchase and deliver boxes of healthy and nutritious produce to those who have self-identified as being in need of emergency food assistance in our community.
FoodShare is a leader in Toronto's Food Security and Urban Agriculture sector. They provide innovative programming initiatives and have deep impact across the city. They will be safely delivering boxes to Stonegate CHC clients that are in need of assistance.
Aside from the cost of food, the cost of medication is something we know will be quite difficult for many community members. People who have multiple chronic conditions are at greater risk of a poor outcome with Covid-19. The better controlled their chronic conditions, the better the chance of a positive outcome if they become infected. Many of our clients have no insurance that can assist them in covering the cost of the medications. If they are forced to choose between the cost of food or the cost of medications, their conditions could deteriorate without the medication they need. We want to ensure our clients aren’t needing to go to the emergency department if their conditions are worsening due to the lack of medication. If our clients inform us that they will stop their medications in order to afford food for their family, we want to be able to help.
To make a donation to our relief fund, please click on the donate now link.
Donating to Stonegate CHC
Many of Stonegate CHC’s programs and services rely on donations from community members to succeed. Services such as the Community Food Program, Early Years Program, and Youth after-school programs depend on your kind donations. In particular, the weekly healthy school snack program implemented at local schools is completely funded through donations.
What your money can do
$5 buys four snacks a week for a Stonegate CHC summer camp participant
$30 covers the monthly cost of medication for a child with asthma
$70 covers the cost of language interpretation services for a client
$85 provides an Epipen for an individual with severe allergic reactions
$180 covers the cost of 15 children attending our 6 week Kids Can Cook Summer Camp
$250 provides weekly nutritious snacks to over 400 students at two local schools
Where your money goes: 100% of your donations goes towards our programs and services.
Without the kindness of the community, these and other much needed programs for local families would not be possible. There are three easy ways to make a donation:
1. Visit the Centre in person.
2. Mail-in a cheque with your donation. Mail to: Stonegate CHC, 10 Neighbourhood Lane, Unit 201, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 0C5
3. Donate on-line by clicking on the safe and convenient
Good Food Box Holiday Drive
For the past few years, Stonegate CHC has held an annual fundraiser in November and December to collect funds to purchase Good Food Boxes. The boxes are given to Stonegate residents living with food insecurity and hunger issues during the Holiday season.
A donation of $18 buys one Good Food Box for a family in need. A $50 gift purchases boxes for three families. Six families benefit from a $100 donation. While a $250 donation gives 15 families fresh produce.
For more information about the fundraiser, please read the linked article and contact Julia Graham at 416.231.7070 ext. 229.
Tax receipts will be issued for all donations received over $10. Thank You for your kindness!