On April 2, 2022, our St. Clare Inn ministry, in Toronto, Ontario, held their 9th Annual (2nd as a virtual event) Spring Gala Fundraiser. This year’s theme was Denim & Diamonds! and participants were able give a donation to then enjoy food and drink packages, from the comfort of their own homes, virtually led on the virtual journey by Friar Emmanuel Wenke, OFM Conv. The video below is the introduction to the event enjoyed by participants, which includes a reflection by Kajal, one of the former day workers of St. Clare Inn, who shared her experiences over a year of working with one of the guests. It provides a look inside the incredible, and important work of one of the most unique ministries of our province.
Read more about St. Clare Inn or Donate towards their efforts, on their website.
If you live in the Toronto, ON area, and would like to volunteer in person, there are many ways to help these homeless women, with mental health challenges, to rebuild their lives. Your time and skills can help care for the women who live at St. Clare Inn: spend time with guests, teach a fitness class, help with personal grooming, teach a cooking lesson, give a craft or sewing lesson, home renovations, plumbing, electrical work, lawn care, gardening, snow removal, cleaning and window washing. For more information, or to get involved, contact the Executive Director of St. Clare Inn, Friar Tom Purcell, OFM Conv. at 416-690-0330 or email@example.com.