Investing in the Thorncliffe Park Families Initiative
TI Group employees were actively involved in the community this year, raising money for the Investing In Families Initiative.
Investing in Families Initiative is an initiative designed to improve the economic, health and social status of families receiving Ontario Works benefits in several high-needs communities across Toronto. Employment and Social Services has partnered with Toronto Public Health, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Toronto Public Library and Children’s Services to deliver this exciting program. At TI Group we value our surrounding community and actively support the neighbourhood wherever we can. We support the initiatives the City of Toronto takes on to help make the people in this community feel welcome. We strive to make a difference in the lives of surrounding families.
Between January 25th and February 10th 2016 TI Group was able to prepare 25 Family Day gift bags for the Thorncliffe Park Families and the City of Toronto – Parks, Forestry and Recreation Investing in Families Initiative. The family day hampers included clothing donations, toiletries as well as toys, crafts and household items for approximately 80 people. We collected 4 full bins of donations and raised money through 3 separate 50/50 draws and a men VS women coin competition, raising $2000.00 in total.
On February 12th, the Investing in Families Initiative put on an event at the Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre for all of the registered families in the Thorncliffe Park community. All items collected were organized into gift bags – to suit the specific needs of each family – and were handed out at the event. It was a very fulfilling and merry experience for TI Group!