Saturday, June 6, 2015

Milton Downtown Street Festival

Volunteers from Milton Transitional Housing were on Main Street today surrounded by lots of kids getting temporary tattoos.

Ruth, John & Alex on the Milton Transitional Housing stand on Main Street

Again it proved an important opportunity to connect with the local Milton community.

We had hoped to get some videos with the volunteers. This was tough however, given the proximity to one of the band stages. It was a lively day in the most beautiful weather. Videos will follow another time. Here is a snippet of video of the Milton Transitional Housing booth.

Thanks as always to all the volunteers today.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Empty Bowls media coverage

It is great to see Milton Transitional Housing's 5th annual Empty Bowls covered in both SNAP Milton and the Milton Canadian Champion. Thanks to both and other media for your coverage.

SNAP Milton reports that 150 Milton residents and their families attended this Empty Bowls. MTH reported they had raised in the region of $7,500. The Milton Canadian Champion have long been strong supporters for what became Milton Transitional Housing since our early beginnings in 2008. You may also recall that it was their own homelessness front page headline that stimulated a small band of us to act in the first place.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Empty Bowls fundraising success - $7,500

The 5th Empty Bowls event supporting the goals of Milton Transitional Housing has again achieved staggering amounts in the region of an estimated $7,500.

This reinforces the overwhelming support in this largely affluent community for those who are at risk of homelessness.

Thank you to the following supporters of the Empty Bowls event.

Bowl Sponsor: Simply Creative
Bowl Donor: Tree Top Pottery
Media Sponsor: Ads At Work
Food Sponsors (in alphabetical order): Allison's Catering, The Bistro on Main, Boston Pizza, Hawthorne Cafe, La Rose Italian Bakery, Mohawk Chop House, Scooters Catering, Shoeless Joe's, South 202 Restaurant, Swiss Chalet & Gay Lea.

Milton Transitional Housing is a proud recipient of a grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation and The Gear Foundation.

The money raised will go to help Milton Transitional Housing’s participants as they “move from HOPE to HOME!”

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Another inspiring Empty Bowls event

Today we witnessed a true community coming together for others; those at risk of homelessness in Milton. The soup was wonderful, the creativity of the bowls stunning and the sense of community inspiring.

Watch this terrific interview with Donna Danielli, Executive Director, Milton Transitional Housing. Danielli talks about the great work of Milton Transitional Housing, this 2015 Empty Bowls event and the exciting news about a new Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to enable growth from 3-10 units.

Photographed one of the volunteer servers, Sarah Quart.

Watch for the next blog post formerly thanking all the sponsors by name as well as news of the funds raised from this excellent annual Empty Bowls event.