YWS Stay in School Laptop Upgrade

My family has been involved with Youth Without Shelter, a 53 bed youth shelter in Toronto for a number of years.  Many of you have likely seen my posts from annual Christmas Eve lunch we prepare for the youth.   

The shelter has a Stay In School program which supports 20 youth that are either in high school or secondary school. Due to COVID and the reliance on virtual learning, the current laptops at the shelter, that were intended to complement learning, are not suitable for the level of use now required. Ensuring these youth have the right tools is critical to their success. 

In order to provide computers that meet the demands of on virtual learning, Youth Without Shelter would need $12,000 to get upgraded computers.  This is a large, un-budgeted expense, and so I am putting up $6,000 immediately, and am hoping I can raise an additional $6,000 from my personal network.   Charitable receipts will be provided by Canada Helps if you are so inclined to help.

For more information on the amazing work YWS does, here is a link to their website: https://www.yws.on.ca/

For the 2nd year running, YWS is on Charity Intelligence's top 10 rated list of youth shelters in the country: https://www.charityintelligence.ca/charity-details/141-youth-without-shelter

13 supporters view all

$12,025 raised of $12,000 goal

2 weeks, 1 day to go
Fundraiser Ends Jan. 31, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
Dec. 29, 2020, 4:38 p.m. thomas bond YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $1,000.00
This is such a great cause which will have a positive impact on these children . Tom and Lynda Bond
Dec. 27, 2020, 11:05 a.m. Doris Stamml YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $250.00
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:13 p.m. Laura Bryce YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $75.00
Dec. 23, 2020, 12:50 p.m. PK Enterprises YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $100.00
Dec. 23, 2020, 11:45 a.m. Brendan Smith YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $150.00
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:54 a.m. Sharene Herdman YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $50.00
What a wonderful way to help those that need it. So happy to support this Jeff. xo
Dec. 23, 2020, 8:02 a.m. Courtney Smith YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $150.00
Dec. 22, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Anna Caravaggio YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $1,000.00
Wishing you all Happy Holidays and good learning !
Dec. 22, 2020, 9:56 p.m. Gemini Waghmare YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $2,000.00
Dec. 22, 2020, 9:30 p.m. Jay Deen YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $150.00
Dec. 22, 2020, 9:17 p.m. Penny White YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $1,000.00
Thank you for providing much needed support to these youth.
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:49 p.m. Jonna Smith YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $100.00
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:45 p.m. Jeff Smith YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER ("YWS") $6,000.00