In life we can go through some great hardships and often become consumed in our own issues. We can become closed off to the world around us, often dismissing the needs of those around us.
It’s hard to put ourselves into someone else’s shoes and treat others in a way we would want to be reciprocated.
This video by Christopher Duarte is an attempt to raise awareness of how we interact with those around us especially those who are homeless. On any given day, look on a street in downtown Toronto and see how ignored and marginalized the homeless are.
How alone would we feel if we were in their shoes? If life happened to deal a bad hand for us, could we be in those same shoes?
If this video inspired you, please donate to Haven Toronto. Proceeds support programs and services for elder homeless, marginally housed and socially isolated men age 50 and older.
Open 365 days a year, Haven Toronto is the only centre in Canada dedicated to this under-served group. Haven Toronto provides crisis and housing support, on-site counsellors, nurses and barbers, three nutritious meals a day, emergency clothing, showers, laundry facilities, and more.