For the past 5 years, I participated in the Hockey Helps the Homeless Vancouver Tournament to raise much-needed funds for the homeless of all ages right here in our city. The fastest growing population of homelessness in Canada is Youth ages 16 to 24. Together we can change this statistic. It is estimated that on any given day 2,223 men, women and children are homeless, which is the highest number since the first regional homeless count in 2005. It only take a short walk from our downtown core where we work to get a first-hand view of the many in need.
For those who supported me in the past year, thank you very much for your kind generosity. Through your contributions, I was able to achieve over $14,000 to aid this cause. The 2018 Vancouver tournament disbursed $460,000! We funded local projects such as the Salvation Army ($58K), First United Church ($55K), Last Door ($50K), Covenant House ($50K), Zero Ceiling ($10K), Lookout Housing & Health Society ($50K), Bloom Group ($40K), Urban Native Youth Association ($65K), Rain City Housing ($38K), and Westminster House ($44K). I have attached a copy of the local impact we made in 2018 as reference.
This year, on November 29th I will hit the ice once again for the 2019 tournament. I am again seeking your support for this very worthy cause. The proceeds from this tournament go directly to local based partnership agencies that support a variety of programs and services for homeless and at-risk men, women and youth, including employment and training, health services, and transitional housing.
I'm asking you to join me in making a difference. My goal is to surpass last year’s contributions of $14,000 as part of my continuing support of this worthy cause.
Link below to my page to make online donation:http://hhth.convio.net/goto/tonyquattrin
Wish to donate by cheque? Cheques should be made payable to Hockey Helps the Homeless and mailed to Head Office at 44 East Beaver Creek, Unit #4, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1G8. Please specify my name in the memo line – Tony Quattrin. Tax receipts will be issued upon receipt of the donation for all gifts $25 and above.