St. John the Compassionate Mission

Fruit and veggie basketA wonderful resource in our community!

Over 14 years ago, we began helping people downsize, organize and move. It was easier to find people who would put our clients’ surplus items to good use.

Today, things have changed and one of our biggest challenges is discovering new community resources to share items our clients no longer want, use or need.

Saint John the Compassionate Mission!

Every year, on the first Friday in May, the East York Barbershoppers, the owners of Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors, hold a Charity Auction.

The auction is preceded by a wonderful sale of a fresh fruit and vegetables. But, even after the brisk sale, there are leftover items which won’t last until the Seniors arrive for mid-week programs at Harmony Hall.

After this year’s sale, Downsizing Diva was thrilled to come to the rescue by delivering more than 100 pounds of apples, oranges, bananas, celery, onions, potatoes to St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto’s east end.

The people involved in St. John the Compassionate Mission have created a unique community resource to help people in need in the community. It was a pleasure seeing the excitement of volunteers and recipients alike as box after box of fresh fruit and vegetables was unloaded and delivered.

Discovering the supportive programs offered by St. John the Compassionate Mission was impressive enough. Seeing people work with such passion and witnessing the gratitude of others who would benefit from the gift of fresh food, was a humbling experience.

Someone once said, “The older I get, the more I recognize the need to give back.” How true…when we work together, everyone wins!

Thanks St. John the Compassionate Mission for a wonderful experience and a wonderful new community resource!