Greetings to you all! We hope you, your family and friends are keeping well.
Coming up to Thanksgiving we have been reflecting on all we have to be thankful for this year, even during this pandemic.
Firstly, we are filled with gratitude that everyone in our homes and programs are healthy and well!
We are so thankful to our Core Members, assistants, leadership team and Board who have worked so hard to ensure that everyone has remained well and protected from COVID-19.
We are appreciative of all the visits, calls, takeout and delivered dinners, and the many connections made with our homes and program participants, by community members, volunteers, family and neighbours. We are beyond gratified to all the volunteers who drove assistants to and from work to ensure their safety, and for the volunteers who helped make and purchase personal protective equipment when we needed to ensure we had it in place, or to raise funds for L'Arche Toronto.
We are also extremely indebted to all the donors who have stepped up to help us at this time, whether it was monetarily, with their time or through their business. For example, thanks go to The Goods and the Royal Bank who provided healthy food and beverages for the homes and to Adamson's BBQ who delivered a BBQ lunch to each home early in the pandemic. Thank you to our famous neighbour, Julian Taylor who performed our first-ever virtual concert and the many sponsors who helped us to raise much needed funds through this event.
We are also thankful for the beautiful summer we just had, as we have been able to spend plenty of socially-distanced time outside in the fresh air. And fall is looking good too, so far!! As one of our wonderful monthly donors wrote "hope you're all enjoying the spectacular autumn colours we're seeing everywhere. It certainly invites us to get out there and walk, take in the smells, and the rustle of falling leaves."
We truly have much to be grateful for!!! Thank you.
We wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!