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August 29th, 2013

On Monday August 26th, Kozeta Salon and her neighbouring businesses provided 32 children from the Red Door with free “back to school” haircuts, as well as backpacks filled with school supplies.  The children were thrilled at and are looking forward to heading back to school in style.

Salon Owner, Kozeta, who was a former resident of the Red Door herself years ago, organized the event as a way to give back some of the support she received. I was overwhelmed by the unconditional welcome we received, and now it’s my turn to demonstrate the same for others.” says Izeti.

August 8th, 2013

On Sat Aug 3, 2013, the Bridle Bash Foundation hosted Bridle Bash V featuring the Tragically Hip in support of Mount Sinai Hospital, Red Door Shelter and the Canadian Centre for Diversity.  The Bridle Bash Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to charities that focus on health research, treatment and support. Please visit to learn more about this incredible organization.

July 9th, 2013

‘Kids in the Kitchen’ is a fantastic program (run by the Junior League of Toronto) that "works with kids to discover exciting healthy recipes, as well as healthy body/mind activities".  Kids in the Kitchen volunteers hosted a series of workshops for the children at Red Door Shelter and the kids had a blast!

Thank you again to all of the Kids in the Kitchen volunteers for bringing this wonderful program to Red Door.  We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis!

July 9th, 2013

We are so grateful to Scribble Me Silly for bringing their wonderful program to the Red Door.   The Scribble Me Silly team is “committed to providing opportunities for self-expression, nurturing creative talents, promoting positive role models, building self-esteem, and bringing artists and children together in the silliest of ways”.  The Red Door children and youth had a fantastic time at the workshops and we can’t wait for the next session. 

July 4th, 2013

One of our biggest needs throughout the year is non-perishable items for our food bank and many Corporate groups host food drives in support of Red Door Shelter.  Many of these groups also offer their assistance to our Housing and Outreach team on a regular food bank day.  Larger groups are often able to help out in the food bank as well as other areas of the shelter including the donation rooms and the kitchen. 

June 26th, 2013

Congratulations to Sarah and her group at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute for winning a grant of $5,000 for us at the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final! Way to go, and thank you so much! This grant will be a big help to our After School Program!

June 6th, 2013

Our Spring Newsletter is now available!  Learn more about how we're helping families through our Moving Program and read about some of the recent highlights at the Red Door.

June 4th, 2013

Our Make Some Change Drive has reached it's goal!  With the help of a generous gift from new friends of the Red Door Ali Murat and Ozlem Gocek, we've reached our goal of raising $500, which will enable us to provide an abused mother and her children with a safety plan and legal support so that they will be safe from harm, and can begin to build a brighter future. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and donated!

May 22nd, 2013

A huge thanks to Sabre Holdings/ for hosting a food drive to benefit Red Door Shelter.  On May 14, 2013 volunteers from Sabre Holdings/ delivered much needed non-perishable food items to the Red Door Shelter Food Bank. The group stayed on to assist our Housing & Outreach team sort and organize the donations and help distribute to our ex-residents.  They also willingly helped out in other areas including the donation room and the kitchen.

May 21st, 2013

We have a new volunteer opportunity for 10 volunteers on Saturday June 8th.

We are partnering with Modern Home Tours ( who will be conducting tours of homes in Toronto featuring modern architectural designs. 

As a partner the Red Door will receive a minimum $500 donation.