Community Events Raise Funds for the Foundation Throughout the Fall
Every year, Anishnawbe Health Foundation is the grateful recipient of a number of third-party fundraising events held by amazing individuals and organizations. This past fall, AHF was chosen by several organizations as their charity of choice. In October, Left Field Brewery chose to support AHF through their Beer for Everybody Campaign. 100% of profits from all Beer For Everybody apparel was donated to AHF, along with $2 donations from the sale of every B4E 6-Pack. Beer For Everybody’s intention is to showcase and support local organizations that work to dismantle systemic inequities. In total the campaign raised $4,414.
October also brought the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the Charity Challenge. This was the second year that the Foundation participated in this event. Volunteer walkers and runners participated virtually and raised $20,000 – an increase of $8,000 over 2020. In addition, Anishnawbe Health Foundation and Little Trinity Church collaborated to offer a guided walking tour of the neighbourhood near the new home for Anishnawbe Health Toronto. The walk, led by Joanne Millard, was held in support of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and in memory of AHF Volunteer, Little Trinity parishioner and Corktown resident Tricia Waldron.
On November 29, 2021, Holy Blossom Temple chose the Foundation as the beneficiary of its Gifts of Light 2nd Annual Interfaith Concert. Holy Blossom was joined by the Imdadul Islamic Centre, St. Matthews United Church, St Michael & All Angels Church and featured an array of musical artists including Indigenous drummers Young Creek. Elder Catherine Brooks led the opening and closing prayer and Toronto Mayor John Tory stopped in to address the in-person and live stream audience. Andre Morriseau, Anishnawbe Health Foundation, Board Chair, also gave his thanks on behalf of the Foundation. Over $5,000 was raised to support the Traditional Knowledge Training Program.
Lastly, in December, Anishnawbe Health was excited and honoured to be one of the charities of choice for an international concert in Europe. The 4th annual Victory Over War Peace Concert was held via live-stream. One of the concert organizers, Michal Bandac of the groups Bloody Merry and MOGLO, has a past connection to AHT as he used to be a volunteer with Anishnawbe Health Toronto/Street Patrol. He has a great story about his experience volunteering with AHT, which you can watch at bit.ly/3DzoLLd
Chi-Miigwech to all of our third-party event organizers and donors over the past year!
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