Archive for March, 2018

  • National Volunteer Week is April 15 - 21

    20 March 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo will Hold its Volunteer Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 19

    The life force for most of social service agencies are its volunteers. Without them, many agencies and organizations could not provide some essential services or deliver the exceptional care that they do.

    Abrigo is no different and each April gives this agency the opportunity to recognize the significant contributions our volunteers provide and say "thank you" for being an invaluable resource.

    Abrigo is holding this year's Volunteer Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the second floor hall. "Annually this event allows us to recognize the numerous achievements of our volunteers and say thank you in a meaningful way," said Valeria Sales, Abrigo's Coordinator of Volunteer Services. "Abrigo typically has around 100 active volunteers each fiscal year and they contribute more than 15,000 hours to the life and work of the organization."

    All Abrigo volunteers are encouraged to attend this year's event. Watch for more information in the coming weeks on Abrigo's social media sites or contact Valeria Sales at 416-534-3434.

  • International Women's Day 2018

    09 March 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo Holds First Large Scale Event Off-Site

    Thank you to all our 200 guests and community partners from across Davenport for attending Abrigo's annual International Women's Day event on Thursday, March 8. This year was the first that Abrigo held our free IWD event off-site and we were delighted to hold it at the wonderful Casa do Alentejo in Toronto.

    This celebration would not have been possible without the financial support of the province of Ontario through a Multicultural Community Capacity Grant from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Thank you to Davenport MPP Cristina Martins for her contributions to making this event a reality.

    As well, Abrigo wishes to thank our event Presenting Sponsor Joe's NoFrills for their very generous support and our Commemorative Bag sponsor the law firm Azevedo and Nelson.

    The entire day was a celebration of women and attendees heard inspiring stories from a number of successful women including keynote speaker Suzy Soares, formerly of OMNI TV, Michelle Jorge, a lawyer with Jewell Radimisis Jorge, Gila Raposo, a Project Coordinator at West Neighbourhood House, Marina Britto, owner of MarinaSol Travel and finally Abrigo Board Chair and Executive Director of White Ribbon Humberto Carolo.

    In addition to the excellent remarks from our guest speakers, attendees were treated to some great entertainment including performances by singer Lidia Sousa and an afternoon performance by the great Tony Gouveia.

  • 2018 Gala Raises $62,000 for Abrigo

    07 March 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    March 3rd Event Raises a Record Amount for Client Programs

    The Abrigo Centre 2018 Imagine the Possibilities Gala saw 345 guests raise a record $62,000 for program and service improvements to the agency.

    In a night filled with Brazilian-themed food, music and culture, "One Night in Rio" proved to be an overwhelming success. Along with record breaking attendance and dollars raised, the event feature an incredible array of Brazilian entertainment including a rousing kick-off from Batucada Carioca, a dynamic and heart-stopping performance from the Axe Capoeira Toronto and the stylish sounds of Banda ZucaTuga featuring Luanda Jones.

    Thank you to all our sponsors including Presenting Sponsor LiUNA Local 183, Platinum Sponsor LiUNA OPDC and Signature Sponsor Viana Roofing and Sheetmetal. The annual support of our sponsors makes this event a reality and makes a true difference for our clients. For a list of all our sponsors please visit our Events page.

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