Below are the details of all the ReGiftcard donations we have made to date! Donated gift cards are pooled together and donated, or used to purchase needed items on shelter wish lists across Toronto!

Eva’s Place Youth Shelter

Back to the movies for Eva’s Youth! We are so thankful for the Cineplex gift card donations we receive. These gift cards were used to purchase 6 movie tickets for a Tuesday matinee for the youth to see Pet Cemetary together!

Kennedy House

In April 2019 Kennedy House youth shelter received $225 in donated Starbucks gift cards! Kennedy House youth shelter is a 40 bed shelter that also provides social services for youth in East York. These gift cards will be distributed as prizes, or birthday gifts!

Sistering

In April 2019 we used over $150 in Chapters gift cards to purchase a few items on Sistering’s wish list! Sistering is a 24 hour drop-in centre for vulnerable women who do not have access to shelter. Sistering was looking for items for their drop-in programming, which included crossword puzzles, adult coloring books, board games, novels and notebooks.

Wigwamen Inc.

Wigwamen Inc. is a non-profit that serves the indigenous community of Toronto. Wigwamen provides street outreach services, as well as supportive housing! These grocery store gift cards ($200 total) will go to individuals who were recently housed by Wigwamen to help make ends meet. April 2019.

Eva’s Place Youth Shelter

In January 2019 we donated six movie passes for the youth at Eva’s to see Bumblebee. These passes were generously donated by Shane Jackpaul, a Fix the 6ix committee member!

6ix Days of Holidays

For the 2018 holiday season we carried out our 3rd annual 6ix Days of Holidays project. For this special project we donate to six different homeless shelters/service centres in Toronto. We purchased and donated items from these shelter’s respective Christmas wish lists which ranged from baby diapers to board games. This year our shelter recipients were: Meeting Place, Wigwamen, Christie Refugee Centre, Davenport-Perth Community Health Centre, Kennedy Youth Shelter, Warden Woods Community Centre.

Eva’s Place Youth Shelter

In November 2018 we were very happy to provide 6 tickets for the youth at Eva’s Place to enjoy a trip to the movies to see Bohemian Rhapsody! We are always thankful for donations of new and partly-used Cineplex gift cards that make these movie outings possible.

Horizons for Youth

In October 2018 Fix the 6ix used Chapters gift cards to purchase and donate 8 books for the library at Horizons for Youth, as well as a gift set of new mugs. We were also very pleased to include $125 in Loblaws gift cards in this donation!

Meeting Place & Sistering

During the month of May 2018 Fix the 6ix was proud to provide $200 in Loblaws gift cards to both the Meeting Place and Sistering. We were thrilled to receive these gift card donations from the community and be able to put them to such important use supporting homeless services in the city of Toronto.

Eva’s Place Youth Shelter

On May 15th 2018 Fix the 6ix sent the youth of Eva’s Place to the movies! Thanks to Cineplex gift card donations from our community, we were able to purchase 5 tickets for an afternoon movie.

Eva’s Place Youth Shelter

On March 27th 2018 Fix the 6ix sent the youth of Eva’s Place to the movies! Thanks to Cineplex gift card donations from our community, we were able to purchase 6 tickets for an afternoon movie.

Juliette’s Place

Thanks to your donations of party-used Chapters gift cards, our ReGiftcard commitee is donating this bundle of books to Juliette’s Place shelter for women and children in Scarborough! These books will go into the shelter library and be given as gifts to the children. March 20th 2018.

Horizons for Youth

On February 24th 2018 Fix the 6ix delivered a bundle of kitchen supplies to Horizons for Youth shelter! Kitchen supplies including cutlery, dish soap, baking trays, oven-mitts and kitchen utensils were all purchased with donated Canadian Tire gift cards. A donated $50 grocery store gift card was also included in this donation!

Eva’s Place

On February 13th 2018 Fix the 6ix purchased seven Cineplex movie tickets with ReGiftcard donations to treat the youth at Eva’s Place to an afternoon at the movies! Thank you, Toronto for your partly-used Cineplex gift card donations that make these special outings possible.

Sistering

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.

Sistering

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.

Sistering

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!

Eva’s Place

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.

Eva’s Place

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.

Mary’s Home

November 22 2016

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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.

Eva’s Place

November 8 2016

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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

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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.

Shopping list:

  • 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

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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

Evas movie July 19

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

Evas movie

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!

Sistering

May 17 2016

The women of Sistering participate in an arts program, where they sell their creations on Bloor West.

Sistering offers art programming for women to make and sell their creations as an additional source of income

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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!