What is Safe at Home?
Since 1982, the Red Door Family Shelter has provided emergency shelter and support for women and children affected by domestic abuse, families experiencing a housing crisis, and refugee claimants with nowhere else to turn. It has grown to be one of the largest family shelters in the city, providing shelter and support to over 350 families every year.
The families cared for by Red Door are being significantly impacted by Red Door's inability to conduct community fundraising during social distancing, as their traditional community initiatives cannot be run. In April and May alone, the charity needs to raise an additional $40,000.
This community challenge has been created to help support Red Door Shelter virtually raise the funds their families need to, like the rest of us, be safe at home.
Heward Street #safeathome Challenge
A Virtual Community Dance Challenge
We may not be able to leave the house, but we can definitely issue a seeeeeerious challenge to the streets of Toronto.
We'd like to invite you to gather - from an appropriate social distance - with your neighbours. Pull out your jams. Get some moves going. Register your street, generate your donations, then share your #safeathome video across social - Facebook, Insta, Tiktok, all over the damn place.
And don't forget to tag the next street you'd like to challenge to keep those moves - and dollars raised - going!
Our goal? To raise $20,000 by the end of May.
Safe at Home on Global
A huge thank you to Global News for doing a socially distant feature on our community challenge and helping us to raise more money for Red Door Shelter!