HOLIDAY HEROES 2.0
There might not have been a tree, but there certainly were a whole bunch of gifts. As laughter and joy rang high, dozens of volunteers from Heroes in Black joined together in downtown Toronto on Christmas Day to share the holiday cheer by donating wrapped presents and messages of hope to those in need.
Spearheaded by Toronto local and philanthropist Matte Black, the event drew nearly 50 volunteers and generated over 1,400 gifts that were donated to individuals on the street as well as those seeking winter refuge at Toronto’s Scott Mission.
With volunteers hailing from all different age groups, backgrounds, and walks of life, the group of Torontonians took to the streets garbed in Santa hats and passed out warm jackets, new shoes, gifts, and toys.
When asked why she chose to attend the event, one woman, Maria Diaz, said “I’m here today to support Heroes in Black because they’ve been doing such incredible work to support homeless people, and I just wanted to come and share the love and the joy that we all share around Christmas time with people who really need it.”
It was clear from the faces on those who came that that joy of giving back was simply contagious, and meant just as much to those who attended as those who received.
For more information on Heroes in Black head on over to www.heroesinblack.ca
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