We were recently invited to the 2nd annual Gala of Light, which benefits Street Haven at the Crossroads, and was hosted by television personality, Melissa Grelo, Co-Host, and CP24 Breakfast/News Anchor. It was a lovely night of fundraising, eating delicious appetizers, sipping tasty cocktails, laughing and catching with some of my favourite bloggers, not to mention a mind blowing performance by Universal Music Canada Recording Artist Divine Brown!
About the Gala of Light and Street Haven:
“This event was established by a group of power-house women to bring awareness to marginalized women in downtown Toronto. Street Haven at the Crossroads is a multi-program agency that was established in 1965 to serve homeless women. Viewed as our biggest fundraising event of the year, The Gala’s attendees include a diverse audience of 350+ socially aware, influential, trendsetting, men and women across all industries, including: financial services, entertainment, fashion, and media. Street Haven has been part of our city for 47 years and counting providing thousands of homeless women with safety, support for recovery and a road to self-sufficiency. We invite you to be a sponsor, donor and community ambassador to a very special organization. This year our fundraising initiative is Operation Soul Food, bringing fresh, healthy, food options to our clients. In addition to providing wholesome food, Street Haven’s women help grow a small community garden that provides great therapy to our clients and serves as a culinary asset in the kitchen to have fresh herbs on hand. Our long-term plan is to expand the program to include yoga instruction, access to memberships to YMCA facilities, meditation and food preparation classes.”- Shannon Wright
Thank you for inviting us!
03/29/12 – Mark your calendar! Come and support Street Haven at the Crossroads! This is such an important event to be aware of & support.
*1 emergency shelter, 2-year addiction after-care program, 33 living in supportive housing, 6000 women supported annually*
The numbers are undeniably huge and prove the impact that Street Haven at the Crossroads has on women that are in need in this city. Street Haven at the Crossroads is unique, in that it is a multi-program agency including medical services, addiction services, a learning centre and recreational activities that support homeless women in downtown Toronto. The impact that Street Haven could have moving forward if Toronto’s dwellers become aware of this dedication and support is unfathomable.
The Gala of Light – is an evening with a goal to raise awareness and funds for a charity that is serving our own city with impressive and high impact. Hosted by television personality, Sarah Taylor, the first annual Gala of Light will feature a silent auction accompanied by delicious appetizers, a cocktail reception and live music by DJ Lissa Monet and Ysovani. Among the many featured, the auction items include a weekend stay at The Thompson Hotel NYC, Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Jewelry, a TNT Gift Card, and a signed Toronto Maple Leaf jersey and more. The evening will be joined by many of Toronto’s top tier media and movers and shakers.
Date: Thursday March 29th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am
Easy & The Fifth – 225 Richmond Street West
Tickets: $100 – All proceeds in support of Street Haven
Click to see the invitation & act now 🙂