Archive for November, 2018

  • Thank You to our Giving Tuesday Donors

    29 November 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    It's Thank You Thursday

    Abrigo wishes to extend our thanks to everyone who donated to our Giving Tuesday appeal for new computers for the clients in Abrigo's Life and Hope Educational and Recreational group for seniors!

    Your support made a huge difference. Thank you.

  • Giving Tuesday 2018 - Help Abrigo Seniors Go Surfing

    26 November 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    A Message from Abrigo Volunteer Carlos Melo

    Abrigo Seniors Connect with Computers

    I’m not a teacher but every Tuesday morning I share my knowledge and experience to help educate others. Each day comes with a sense of satisfaction knowing that my commitment is making a difference for our community.

    I am an Abrigo volunteer and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I help other seniors in our Life and Hope group learn about computers. I assist my peers with basic computer skills, surf applications like Google or social media programs like Facebook and YouTube.

    We are thankful for the computers we have but they are aging and slow compared to today’s machines. In addition, some have small monitors that pose a problem for those with diminished eyesight.

    Abrigo needs an infusion of new, modern technology and I am asking for your help today, on Giving Tuesday.

    Abrigo needs five (5) new PCs and monitors to replace the existing outdated equipment. The cost for each is approximately $1,000. Your gift of $25, $50 or $100 will go directly to help purchase a new computer that will enrich the life of a senior in this vital Abrigo program. Please click the CanadaHelps Donate Now button at the top right of this page to make your gift.

    Giving Tuesday, is a global initiative designed to assist local charities and community organizations like Abrigo. Your gift, of any amount, will directly go to support the purchase of a new computer for Abrigo clients who often use them to communicate with loved ones back home.

    Abrigo seniors love to surf the net. Open up a world of possibilities with your gift. Thank you for your assistance and generosity.

    Sincerely,

    Carlos Melo
    Abrigo Centre Volunteer

    P.S. The Abrigo Centre needs your help. Your donation, directed toward a new computer, will get our clients up to speed with today’s technology. Help them learn, grow and navigate the web without a delay. Support Abrigo by clicking the Donate Now at the top of this or any Abrigo website page. It’s easy, secure and your gift will make a difference. Thanks!

  • Abrigo Surpasses Annual United Way Campaign Goal!

    01 November 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Yard Sale and Staff Support Secure Success

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Abrigo Centre surpassed its annual United Way Campaign goal. Together, staff members, volunteers, clients and community members raised a new record total of $6,073.

    In addition to the funds raised by staff members donating to the United Way through payroll deduction, monthly giving or one-time gifts, the focal point again this year was the massive four-day Yard Sale that feature a wide variety of children's and adult clothes, household items and toys. In total, $1,609 was raised by this event. Our thanks to all the donors of the items for sale and to everyone in the community for stopping by and doing some shopping to support the cause.

    The Abrigo Centre is proud to be one of 62 Anchor Agencies of the United Way Greater Toronto. Each year Abrigo shows its #LocalLove by giving back to the agency that gives to Abrigo. The United Way is one of Abrigo Centre's primary funders. Last fiscal year the United Way provided over $281,000 to Abrigo. Thank you!

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