Last January, windchill dropped the temperature in Toronto to 35 below zero. When it gets that cold, skin can freeze in ten minutes.
For many of us, winter simply means a slower commute. For the thousands of Jewish community members struggling with poverty in our city, a brutal winter can mean higher clothing and energy bills, painful walks in the cold, and crippling isolation.
No single program can fully meet this challenge. This is why UJA has a multi-faceted strategy, using our network of agencies, to help those in need during these crucial winter months. Your gift helps us provide vulnerable community members with:
- Kosher meals delivered to one’s door
- Financial aid to help cover necessities, like heating bills
- Winter clothing donations
- Rides to medical appointments
- Social programs to prevent isolation among seniors