Post Tagged with: "charity"

Fire victims are bused to shelter. (Photo: Tzach Alon)

Sun Youth supports fire victims

Spring means new beginnings, but this year, many Montreal families were forced to make a fresh start before March 21. With the exceptionally cold winter, the number of residential fires in Montreal significantly increased. In 2008, Sun Youth, the city of Montreal and the Red Cross signed an agreement to […]

Generations Foundation: Fresh start is many things to many people

Generations Foundation: Fresh start is many things to many people

Spring officially began in March, but spring renewal occurs after rain showers have washed away the remnants of snow and debris on the streets and sidewalks. It is refreshing to see greens sprouting, with a promise of lovely flowers and trees dotting nature’s landscape. Days are longer and we can […]

Johnny Capobianco, right, with Natalie and Adrian Bercovici.

Generations Foundation: Love and rockets

Love is everywhere. Our October St. Viateur Bagel-o-thon took off like a rocket: Customers turned out in droves and in a few hours, 24,000 bagels sold, which can be equated to tons of love for hungry children. On a November morning, we travelled east to the La Stanza restaurant in […]

A Sun Youth volunteer helps a mom pick up her Christmas basket. (Photo: Nicolas Carpentier)

Sun Youth: Holiday Hamper program benefits 5,000 families

Though winter can be dark and cold, Sun Youth does its best to bring light and warmth into the lives of Montreal’s neediest families. In addition to serving 2,400 families every month, the food bank’s Holiday Hamper initiative ensures that nearly 5,000 families receive adequate resources to celebrate together during […]

Sun Youth’s Sid Stevens and The Senior Times go hand in hand. (Photo: Nicholas Carpentier)

Editorial: Grass-roots organizations toil in the trenches of urban poverty

Poverty can be a cruel and painful condition, especially when the have-nots are bombarded by the buy! buy! buy! messages of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday consumer society. Try to imagine raising a family as a minimum-wage worker and paying for rent, food, clothing, medication and school supplies on $406 a […]

Natalie Bercovici (far left) and volunteers prepare gifts for needy children. (Photo courtesy of Generations Foundation)

Generations Foundation breaks through wall of poverty

I woke up to our first winter morning of 2013—blowing snow, sleet and rain. The grey morning sky morphed into brilliant, piercing colours in a promise of positive change. Today, a young senior, I cannot help but wonder how I survived the previous harsh winters. When I was a student, […]

N.D.G. Food Depot’s December Prize Calendar can be purchased for $10.

N.D.G. Food Depot launches advent calendar

If you’re looking for a hands-on volunteering experience where you really feel you’re helping, the N.D.G. Food Depot welcomes you as they expand their home delivery program. “We have a stable core of volunteers who assist with the program, and most are seniors themselves who want to get out and […]

NBA legend Robert Parish poses with young Sun Youth athletes Jason Drivakos (from left), Trenton Dias-Maxwell and Luca Rienzo. (Photo: Joseph Munro)

NBA fills tall order for charity

Sports have a special place in Sun Youth. Since 1954, the organization has offered a number of programs to Montreal children. Some former Sun Youth athletes have gone on to professional careers, like Miami Heat NBA champion Joel Anthony and the Boston Celtic’s Kris Joseph. Recently Sun Youth hosted NBA […]

Atwater Library image courtesy of Jeangagnon, Wikimedia Commons

Atwater Library benefit raises $80,000

One of the great annual benefit parties for various good causes around town is that of the venerable Atwater Library and Computer Centre. On the eastern edge of Westmount, with a thin, triangular slice that overlaps Montreal, this bi-city cultural hub has a respected history and a dedicated corps of […]

Marguerite Bilodeau is a harp-playing Raging Granny.

Raging with the Grannies is just one of the things she does

Marguerite Bilodeau will never mind if you ask her how old she is, because age is something she celebrates. Bilodeau, who is part of the Raging Grannies, is set to begin her latest adventure—a 21-day tour, with her guitar and harp in tow, to Rimouski, the Gaspé and the Magdalen […]