Hamilton non-profit urging support for unhoused on #GivingTuesday
Published November 21, 2022 at 11:40 am
The Hub Hamilton, a drop-in resource centre that supports people who are unhoused and sleeping rough, is launching a donation appeal ahead of Giving Tuesday — and the onset of winter weather.
The non-profit, located downtown at 78 Vine St., is aiming to raise $4,000 toward its drop-in, youth drop-in and winter readiness programs, as well as a healthcare clinic. The Hub notes that helping housing-deprived people could be especially high-priority this season, since City of Hamilton-funded overnight warming centres might not be available this winter. (The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Canadian edition, has also stated the Southern Ontario region will have a “sneaky cold” winter.)
Giving Tuesday (oft-hashtagged #GivingTuesday) is the world’s largest generosity movement. Officially, it falls on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail events. However, The Hub’s campaign will start tomorrow, this Tuesday (Nov. 22).
“The Hub asks you to consider donating to continue the tireless community driven work that happens here 365 days a year,”
Started during the initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, when shelters in Hamilton closed, The Hub has a stated aim to “empower those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and addictions to attain their fullest potential in a safe and respectful environment.” Its drop-in resource centre is available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.
Donations may be made through hamiltonhub.org.
The Hamilton Social Medicine Response Team said that 10 people in Hamilton, with an average age of 43, who were housing-deprived died between December 2021 and April of last year. The average life expectancy in Hamilton is 81 years old.
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