On January 16th 2018 the ReGiftcard program donated these supplies to Sistering 24 hour drop-in centre for their Arts and Recreation programming. All items donated were purchased with partly-used Chapters & Indigo gift cards! Thank you Toronto for your gift card donations that make this program possible.
6ix Days of Holidays
In the days leading to Christmas, our team was hard at work for the 6ix Days of Holidays project. We purchased items off wishlists for 6 different shelters using ReGiftcards! The purpose of this project is to show that the needs of homeless shelters in Toronto are diverse, and that homelessness is not a crisis centered just downtown. The shelters served in this project are in Scarborough, North York, York and downtown Toronto. Please visit our Facebook Album to see each gift basket donated over the 6ix Days of Holidays.
Horizons for Youth
Hoping these goodies can brighten the day for the youth at Horizons For Youth! A little goes a long way to help youth achieve personal responsibility, make positive life choices, and become empowered for their future. October 11 2017.
The ReGiftcard program donated art supplies to Sistering for their drop-in women’s art program. We hope that these supplies will help facilitate creativity and relaxation! August 13 2017.
On Wednesday June 28th Fix the 6ix donated notebooks and pencil cases to Sistering 24 Hour women’s drop-in shelter. Sistering uses notebooks and pencil cases for their drop-in arts programming, as well as prizes for special programming like bingo days. All donated goods were purchased with partly-used Chapters gift cards!
On Tuesday June 20th Fix the 6ix sent 5 youth from Eva’s Place Youth Shelter in North York to the movies! Thank you Toronto, for your donations of partly-used Cineplex gift cards that make these outings possible.
On Tuesday May 16th 2017 Fix the 6ix sent 5 youth from Eva’s Place Youth Shelter in North York to the movies! Thank you for your donations of partly-used Cineplex gift cards that make these trips possible! To help us continue providing these trips, mail or drop off any left over gift cards you’d like to donate to West Neighbourhood House at 248 Ossington Avenue (at Dundas) in Toronto!
6ix Days of Christmas
December 25 2016
6ix Days of Christmas was our Christmas giving project. For the 6 days leading up to Christmas, we shared our support from our ReGiftcard program at different shelters in each borough of the 6ix. The intention of this project was to illustrate that poverty and homelessness is felt across the city, not just in the downtown core. Please view the complete album here to see the shelter recipients and gift baskets assembled.
November 22 2016
Using donated Walmart gift cards, Fix the 6ix purchased and donated needed toiletries to Mary’s Home emergency women’s shelter in Toronto. Our Ryerson project lead was inspired to support this particular shelter after learning about it through her Homelessness Studies course.
November 8 2016
Thanks to donations of new and partly-used Cineplex gift cards, Fix the 6ix sent the Youth at Eva’s Place to enjoy a Tuesday afternoon movie. This was the fourth trip provided to Eva’s Place Youth this year, we look forward to continuing this regularly.
Juliette’s Place Family Shelter
October 2 2016
Your donated gift cards fill tummies. We are proud to provide Juliette’s Place with their Thanksgiving groceries for a special dinner. $187.12 in donated gift cards purchased a Thanksgiving meal for 13 women and their 25 children.
- 4 Turkeys
- Butternut squash
- Sweet potato
- 2 10lb bags of potatoes
- 1 10lb bag of onions
- 2 lbs butter
- 4 containers margarine
- 6 bags frozen vegetables
- 4 bags of fresh cranberries
- 7 pies
- 2 tubs of ice cream
- 2 cans of whipped cream
- 2 boxes of mini pizza bites (for the kids!)
Juliette’s Place Family Shelter
August 14 2016
Sunday morning brunch! Fix the 6ix provided a Tim Horton’s brunch for the women and children of Juliette’s Place family shelter in Scarborough. Using 49 donated gift cards, Fix the 6ix redeemed $202.73 to provide 20 breakfast sandwiches, a dozen bagels, a dozen muffins, half a dozen croissants, coffee, juice and chocolate milk for brunch and 3 dozen cookies for snack! We are so thankful for the donations of new and partly-used gift cards that made this special morning possible.
Eva’s Place Youth Shelter
July 19 2016
Thank you for the gift card donations that make this possible! On Tuesday July 19th, 6 Youth and a staff member from Eva’s Place Shelter for Homeless Youth enjoyed an afternoon trip to the movies in North York. 12 gift cards were redeemed to purchase 7 tickets, and Cineplex Fairview Mall generously donated 7 popcorns for the outing as well!
Eva’s Place Youth Shelter
June 28 2016
Thank you for your donations of Cineplex gift cards to Fix the 6ix! We have matched our movie theatre gift cards with Eva’s Place Shelter for Homeless Youth in North York. The youth and staff will enjoy monthly trips to SilverCity with tickets purchased with donated gift cards. Thank you to SilverCity Fairview Mall for donating passes for the Eva’s Place staff, and for donating popcorn for all those attending the trip as well!
May 17 2016
Sistering offers art programming for women to make and sell their creations as an additional source of income
We are so happy to have been able to support Sistering, a 24 hour drop in for homeless, marginalized, and low income women in Toronto. Fix the 6ix donated $341.93 in goods using 50 gift cards! Fix the 6ix purchased items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, tee shirts, socks, under garments, board games and tooth brushes with gift cards donated to our York University pilot project. Thank you for your support that has made this possible!