Events & Ways to Support Us
Brunswick Street Mission is always thankful to the businesses and groups who host events, collect donations and plan fundraising activities that support our programs. Here is what we know is happening now. You can click on any photo to be taken to the community groups website.
ANNUAL TOQUE CAMPAIGN
This year is Raising the Roof’s 24th Anniversary Toque Campaign and Brunswick Street Mission is happy to be the Nova Scotia recipient. Since 1997, the Toque Campaign has raised over $8 million to support over 200 community agencies across Canada.
50% of all funds raised in Nova Scotia (both by visiting our office or purchasing online) during the campaign will support our programs. The remaining proceeds (after campaign costs) support Raising the Roof’s national homelessness prevention initiatives.
The Toque Campaign is a fun and easy way to participate in solutions. Wearing your toque is a visible sign of support.
When the pandemic hit, Canadian’s took refuge in their homes, but what about those without homes? Raising the Roof’s Toque Campaign is your way to help those in need in OUR home!
Do your part to prevent homelessness in Canada by purchasing a toque and mask from Raising the Roof’s Toque Campaign! Call us to purchase your items or shop online at www.raisingtheroof.org.
NO COLD SHOULDER
Canadian premium outerwear brand Nobis has announced the launch of No Cold Shoulder, a global campaign starting November 1, 2020, which will upcycle gently worn winter jackets and get them on to the shoulders of the most vulnerable members in local communities.
With 8.7% of the Canadian population living below the poverty line, an estimated 1 in 12 families are challenged to find the means to purchase appropriate winter gear to stay warm this winter.
"Nobis is Latin for 'us,' and since our early beginnings we have embraced the responsibility of community support within both our personal and corporate conduct. True to the ethos of our brand name, which aligns seamlessly with our personal values, the entire Nobis team is extremely excited to continue this commitment in launching the No Cold Shoulder global community campaign. With the help of our entire team including retail partners, ambassadors and brand supporters, we have targeted to keep upwards of 15,000 people around the globe warm this winter season," said Robin Yates, Vice-President and Co-founder of Nobis. "Even during an exceptionally challenging year, people are looking for ways to help. We want to make it easier than ever for Canadians to participate and provide warmth to children, families, and individuals in need with the No Cold Shoulder program."
Starting in November, consumers can participate in a variety of ways to help give the gift of warmth in their community. At the heart of the campaign is a resealable, biodegradable donation mailer bag with pre-paid postage to encourage the donation of a gently worn coat to a local charity in need. Consumers can pick up the mailer at Nobis stores or at any of the participating retailers listed on NoColdShoulder.com (while supplies last).
Customers purchasing a jacket on Nobis.com or in-store at Nobis stores and participating retailers will receive a complimentary No Cold Shoulder beanie along with the mailer bag.
Helping to promote the campaign is Nobis Global Brand Ambassador and actor Giacomo Gianniotti. "This is the year that we have seen the true meaning of the word community and how we are inextricably linked. I encourage my fellow Canadians to join me in helping to keep the most vulnerable amongst us safe and warm this winter," says Gianniotti.
In Canada, the list of local charities distributing all collected gently worn jackets includes Bissell Centre (Edmonton, AB), Brunswick Street Mission (Halifax, NS), Mission Old Brewery (Montréal, QC), New Circles Community Services (Toronto, ON), The Lighthouse (Saskatoon, SK) and The Main Street Project (Winnipeg, MB).
Every year since 1969, Dalhousie Medical School students have put on a student-run variety show, in which each class prepares a 30 minute performance and competes against the other classes not only for the best show, but also for the most funds raised for a local charity.
On Saturday, April 10th, EUPHORIA! 2021 will be the first-ever virtual show, where viewers will be able to watch the many talents of our medical students from the comfort of their own homes, and the Dalhousie Medical Students’ Society is proud to be supporting the Brunswick Street Mission as our recipient charity. Ticket information will be available in early 2021.
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