Show your support for Team CCO with one of these comfortable cotton t-shirts and hoodies that are being sold through tfund. They are only available through February 5th!
Each shirt you buy provides shelter, meals, and supportive services for one homeless adult or child. And you look good!
Team CCO, the charity fitness team of Cornerstone Community Outreach, has announced its event plan for 2015! Growing from one race in 2012 tofive eventsin 2015, there is a large range of distances and fitness levels to chose from.Join the teamthat really walks and runs hard to help raise money for the work being done at Cornerstone.
Flowers brighten the CCO dining room and bring a touch of life and encouragement for our shelter guests, staff and volunteers. On average over 600 people dine at CCO on any given day. We are grateful for the splash of color that brings a bit of beauty to the families and individuals sheltered with us.
The flowers and plants are brought to CCO through the efforts of the Resource Center. This wonderful organization is run almost entirely by volunteers. Each week they gather food and flowers from grocery stores like Whole Foods and bring the goods to shelters and food pantries across the city. Thank you, Resource Center!
Thank you Tourism Toronto for beautifully renovating the bathroom for the single women sheltered at CCO’s Naomi House program! You’re work is an improvement and encouragement. What a transformation! Thank you!
CCO men heading to the Epworth Church where they sleep each night.
Blowing snow and frigid temperatures this week means that CCO staff embarked on many evening runs in a large maxi van. Since last Sunday, staff have been driving our men’s shelter guests from CCO to Epworth Church where they sleep every night. In the daytime, the men meet with their case workers and have meals in the main CCO buildings.
Consider donating to CCO and being a part of the good things that are happening (no matter the weather) here! Thank you!
The maxi van take the men to Epworth Church where they sleep each night.
Sandy Ramsey, CCO Executive Director, drives the men sheltered at CCO to Epworth Church.
“King” escaping deadly cold and welcomed into CCO Warming Center.
CCO’s Extreme Cold Search & Rescue
“Thank you for bringing me in. If you hadn’t, I think my hands would have gotten frostbite.”
The cold weather is inconvenient for us all but for homeless people, especially those living outside, it can be deadly. Each winter CCO responds to the cold weather by welcoming our friends on the street into a warm, dry space. Sandy Ramsey, CCO Executive Director, and Jeremy Nicholls, CCO Outreach Worker, searches the local viaducts, loading docks, and under passes to bring in those living outside in dangerous weather. Many are rescued from the frigid conditions by these late night search and rescue operations.
CCO Outreach Working encouraging someone to come in from the cold.
CCO Outreach Worker asking someone to come into the Warming Center.
One of several people who came into the Warming Center at CCO during the deadly cold.
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