Bellwoods Issues Call for Community Action in Response to COVID-19: PPE Drive
Our health care and Personal Support Workers keep our clients safe and healthy and we are doing what we can to make sure that they can stay safe and healthy as they provide the necessary care for clients in our programs throughout the city of Toronto.
In our effort to respond to shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) anticipated across the broader health continuum, Bellwoods has launched a COMMUNITY CALL FOR ACTION – PPE Drive to seek help. We are asking our community, supporters and anyone with unopened and sealed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate them.
Bellwoods PPE Drive
Drop-off Window – Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All donations to be dropped off at 1082 Dundas Street West (entrance) Toronto, ON. M6J 1X1
Please click on map for further directions.
We are accepting the following items that are unopened and sealed:
Ear loop surgical masks
N95 Masks (sizes: 3M8210, 3M1860S, 3M8110S, ML2201, 3M9210+)
Plastic/Rubber Goggles or Face Shields
Hand Sanitizer (70% alcohol minimum)
To make a monetary donation please visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/3900
Important drop-off instructions:
To ensure the safety of the public and our staff, please notify the Bellwoods staff when you enter that you are a DONOR. Bellwoods staff will be logging your contact information and a brief description of your donations. Please leave your item on the table labeled “Donations.” All donated boxes and packages of PPE will be assessed.
Please contact Anna Yip, Communications & Development Associate to discuss large volume donations at (416) 447-1168 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best practices of social/physical distancing will be adhered during the drop-off window at all times.
Donations will be acknowledged on our Website via Donations page. If you wish to remain anonymous, please notify at the time of drop-off.
You can also help by:
Volunteering to call clients for check-ins/safety checks
Picking up essential deliveries for our clients
For further information, please contact Anna Yip, Communications & Development Associate at (416) 447-1168 or by e-mail: email@example.com
Bellwoods’ clients and staff are grateful for the care and compassion being received from our supporters and members of our community amid COVID-19 isolation. Some have already reached out to offer help. We thank you and we need you!
Bellwoods Bridging the Gap Fund (BTGF)
The Bridging the Gap Fund is available to all Bellwoods clients who may require some support when experiencing brief periods of greater financial hardship. The Fund is intended to be used to “Bridge the Gap” by helping with emergency needs and/or covering costs related to unusual expenses that cannot be funded through any other process.
For more information, please contact:
Bridging the Gap Coordinator
Bellwoods Centres for Community Living Inc.
3 Concorde Gate, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M3C 3N7
T: (416) 447-1168 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org