It’s Toque Tuesday Time!
Help Us Put A Cap On Homelessness
Think Youth Homelessness isn’t a problem in York Region? You’re wrong.
You just don’t see them.
Did you know that in York Region, it is estimated that up to 300 youth are homeless? You may not see them, but youth are living on the streets, in parks and abandoned buildings, couch surfing, and getting by in other temporary accommodation. The longer someone is homeless, the greater the risk of long-term physical or emotional harm and the greater the cost to society. It’s time we did something about it and we need your help!
The Toque Tuesday Campaign raises awareness and vital funds to support our programs for youth here in York Region. Each winter, trademark Raising the Roof toques are offered for a $10 donation to support long-term solutions to homelessness. The proceeds raised from this campaign are directed back into Pathways’ programs to ensure that we are supporting programs and homeless youth right here in our communities.
The Toque Campaign is a fun opportunity to get involved and make a difference. Participating in the Toque Tuesday Campaign is an easy and rewarding way to show that you care. For each toque that you sell represents the costs of providing (2) meals to a youth, or (4) bus tickets for a youth while searching for a job. For every 10 toques sold, represents a week’s enrollment in a life skills or apprenticeship program. (35) toques represents a year’s worth of support for a youth at our Home Base Youth Drop-In Centre. The more toques sold, the more people we can help!
Every year from November through February (Toque Tuesday is on February 5th, 2013) school groups, faith-based organizations, businesses and individuals get involved in Toque Tuesday to raise money for local youth agencies such as Pathways to reduce and prevent homelessness. Get your friends and family involved today! It’s easy, and you can make a difference – one youth at a time.
Contact us today for more information on how to get involved in a fun, dynamic campaign and join groups across the country who are making a difference at the local level and helping to put a stop to youth homelessness.
Everyone deserves a place to call home.
There are many ways to pledge your support and get involved in Toque Tuesday:
- Buy a toque! For a nominal $10 donation, you get a stylish toque and make a difference in the life of a youth!
- Get your own company or social group involved and sell toques
- Sell toques at your upcoming holiday parties
- Double It Up! – Buy two toques – 1 for yourself and 1 to donate back and we’ll give it to a youth in need.
- Stocking Stuffers!!! – Toques make great stocking stuffers for the holiday season.
- Organize your student group to sell toques or volunteer to help us on Toque Tuesday and qualify for credit towards your highschool volunteer hours.
Check out York Region supporters of Pathways and the Toque Tuesday campaign:
York Region Mayors support the campaign
Pathways Board of Directors (left), and members of the Junior League of Toronto (right) show their support for the campaign
Currently recruiting volunteers to help us sell toques. Click here for more information on how you can get involved, and how you can get credit for your volunteer service hours!
To organize a Toque Tuesday activity, contact us today:
Pathways for Children Youth and Families of York Region