GTACC GIVES BACK
From GTACC 2017, we were able to give back $3000 to Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive,
$3450 to Daily Bread Food Bank,
$5000 to Indspire
In 2019 at age 15 months Michael was diagnosed with an ultra rare condition called SPG50 disease caused by a single gene AP4M1. Doctors explained that there was no cure, nor any treatment options for this rare neurological degenerative disorder which would slowly take away Michaels cognitive and physical abilities similar to Cerebral Palsy but progressive.
His Parents Terry & Georgia are unwilling to accept this prognosis, and are hoping to fund gene therapy to cure or at least stop the progression of this terrible disease not just for Michael but all children affected.
This would not be possible if not for the amazing and courageous work being done by the families affected by SPG47 (Another disease within the AP-4 gene complex). Through the great partnership between CureSPG47 and CureSPG50 we are hoping to one day cure all 4x versions of the AP-4 gene defect and offer hope and support to all families affected.
Room to Read
We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.
To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. Learn more
GTACC has donated $5,400 to sponsor our first full project. GTACC will adopt a library in Rajasthan, India in the Government Upper Primary School Mandavariya. Click here for a full report of project details.
From the donations/investments in 2015, we were able to provide full educational support to 31 girls in Nepal. The goal is to impact at least 100 girls.
Toronto Firefighters Toy Drive
Please drop new unwrapped toys off at any Fire Station in the City of Toronto.
Requests for toys must be processed through the Christmas Bureau at 416-392-3601 - not the Toy Warehouse.
Please consider the purchase of a gift card for those over 12 years of age as we are always in need of something to provide children/teenagers in this age category.
Toy Drive Warehouse
2041 McCowan, units D & C
GTACC donated $3,000 to the Toronto Fire Fighter's Toy Drive
Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. Daily Bread serves these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in over 170 member agencies. Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.
We are the largest provider of emergency food relief in the GTA. Daily Bread member agencies see a monthly average of 66,000 client visits. Our agencies serve the majority of the clients accessing food bank hampers in the city and many of the clients accessing prepared meals. Learn more.
GTACC donated $3,000 in proceeds from our 2015 Conference
Pathways to Education
Pathways to Education helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education. Pathways addresses systemic barriers to education by providing leadership, expertise and a community-based program proven to lower dropout rates.
The Pathways program provides a comprehensive set of academic, financial and social supports to youth. The results of this unique program have been groundbreaking, reducing high school dropout rates by as much as 70 per cent and increasing the rate at which youth go on to college or university by up to 300 per cent. Learn more.
GTACC donated $3,600+ in proceeds from the 2016 Women in Leadership Event! These funds will go directly to youth programming, including nutrition programming and supplies encouraging student engagement in after school programs.
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