On October 18, 2015, I will be participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k Walk while raising funds for Young Ones.
I have been volunteering with Young Ones since the organization began 4 years ago. I have seen how important the services Young Ones provides are to the youth of Toronto who experience mental health and addiction issues. Aside from running a few of the organization’s programs I have also used their services. As someone with a mental health issue, I can not express the importance of having therapists who are truly dedicated, having no wait list and being surround by peers who know first-hand what it is like to experience the lows and still work towards recovery!
My goal of $1000 sends one youth to treatment FOR FREE! $1000 can also support our Mentorship program by providing TTC tokens and access to workshops and events for youth and their Mentor! And, $1000 can help our “End the Stigma” Education Team travel to community engagements, hire speaking trainers and provide honorariums to our youth speakers!
Every little bit counts! Start at $10 or $25 and if you can donate more please consider doing so! You can donate by clicking here. If you are unable to donate please share this post!
THANK YOU! All pledges will receive an official tax receipt (either electronic or in the mail.)