Archive for March, 2013

March Newsletter

March 12, 2013

Hope you’ve been managing the end-of-term workload well! We have a few things coming up to finish off the school year; please see details below.

1) Habitat for Humanity initiative: Raising $80,000? Done! Let’s celebrate!
2) Recruiting Exec Team for 2013-2014 Year
3) Sandwich Run
4) Umbrella Painting


1) Raising $80,000? Done! Lets celebrate!

This year, we completed our initiative to raise $80,000 to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity home in memory of our founding president Davis Doan. This was a project we started in 2010. Over the 3 years, we organized fundraisers, Home-a-thons, Habitat Week events and a talent show to reach our goal. With generous donations from our corporate sponsors, we were able to complete this campaign a lot more quickly than originally planned. Not only did we provide the funds for the home, Eyes of Hopemembers also put in the hours and contributed to the construction of the house, which is due to be completed in the spring.

To celebrate, please join us on Tuesday March 26th, 5pm-7pm for some treats and a board game social! Bring your friends and favourite board game!

RSVP at our facebook event:


2) Recruiting Exec Team for 2013-2014 Year

We finished off the year by completing our goal to raise $80,000 to fund a Habitat for Humanity Home. We hope to continue this momentum into the next school year and hope to add new initiatives, strengthen our core initiatives, increase our campus presence, and create a strong online profile.

If you’re interested in joining our exec team next year, please fill out the application here:
Positions open for application:
  • Co-VP Events (2)
  • VP External
  • VP Finance
  • VP Communication
  • VP Marketing
  • Webmaster/Programmer


3) Umbrella Painting

Every Tuesday until the end of April, Eyes of Hope participates in umbrella painting sessions with the at-risk youth in Toronto. It is a good opportunity to engage with the at-risk youth through art, and learn more about the local issues affecting our community. If you are interested, please fill out the sign-up form with your contact information. All new volunteers will need to go through a maximum 10-minute training session by phone.Location: Knox Presbyterian Church (Spadina and Harbord)

Time: Tuesday nights from 6:30pm – 9pm

Sign up form:


4) Sandwich Run

Eyes of Hope is having our last sandwich run of the school term on Wednesday April 3rd. This will be a great chance to come out to a sandwich run one last time before some of you head back home for the summer.

Plus, there’ll be cake to celebrate another great year of sandwich runs!

The schedule will be:
– 5:00-5:45: Meet at MSB Rm 4263 and make sandwiches
– 5:45-6:00: FREE pizza dinner and cake
– 6:30-7:30: Sandwich run

We will first head to the Salvation Army Men’s Shelter at College and McCaul and then, depending on weather, we will take a walk in the downtown core, ending our run near City Hall (at Queen and Bay).

Also, please try and bring a reusable bag to carry the sandwich bags.

The link is