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Fort York Food Bank & Matthew House

Here at Le Dolci, we work with local charities to support those in need. Read below about the two amazing organizations that we are proud to contribute to.
 
Fort York Food Bank:
FYFB’s Food Program provides low-income individuals and families living in our community with a three-day supply of groceries. FYFB is a member agency of the Daily Bread Food Bank and our assigned service area covers the Westside of downtown Toronto, from Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor. Many low-income individuals and families struggle to receive adequate nourishment. Working with registered dieticians, FYFB’s Food Program provides groceries that are consistent with the Canada Food Guide.
 
Matthew House:
Matthew House grew out of the vision of its founder and current director, Anne Woolger, who had worked for many years at a city-run shelter for refugees in Toronto. There her eyes were opened to the plight of refugee claimants who were arriving in Canada seeking asylum as refugees but had no place to stay. Recognizing the need for caring shelters geared specifically toward the unique settlement needs of refugee claimants, Anne approached her denominational leaders and shared her vision of establishing a Christian-based reception home that would provide a warm welcome for refugee claimants in a caring home-like setting.
 
Visit Fort York Food Bank and Matthew House to learn more about the work they do and how you can give back to your community.

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Things We Love: Chocolate & Charity -come out for some fun on Sept. 21st

Our friends at Cocoa Latte and the amazing Karen S. are hosting a fundraiser for the Nzirambi Orphanage in Uganda.

On Sept. 21 from 7-9pm.  Head to the quaint cafe on St. Clair West eat some great food, win some fab raffle prizes and support a great cause. We’ve been supporters for the last 2 years and have loved hearing all of the stories from the orphanage and also the amazing things people do to support the charity. Our favourite story is of the 8year old boy who asked for money for his birthday, not toys from all of his friends as he wanted to donate it all to the charity – such a great kid!

Buy your tickets here and come out for a fun and chocolatey evening http://itsachocolateaffair.eventbrite.com/
Tickets are $25 – drinks/food included.

 

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Things We Love: Running for the Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led national event in Canada. This is in support of breast cancer research, education and awareness.

Le Dolci is dedicated to supporting cancer research and will be supporting the silent auction to raise funds for the CIBC Run for the Cure.

This year, CIBC Run for the Cure will be happening on Sunday, September 30th. Get involved; we will be lacing up and running for the cure!

Photo credit: http://www.runforthecure.com

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Things We Love: Montrose Child Care Centre

The Montrose Child Care Centre is located in Little Italy, and supports over 90 families in the Toronto area. Aside from a daycare, it is also a place for children to be nurtured and to grow in a safe, ideal environment.

The teachers and staff at Montrose Child Care Centre have been working hard at developing programs tailored specially for children at certain age groups , providing the care and attention necessary to help them learn. They also have their own chef who prepares nutritious, mainly vegetarian and fresh food every day.

As a member of the community, Le Dolci is proud to assist in their fundraiser by donating one of our decorating classes. We hope to be part of the Montrose Child Care Centre expansion in helping children have a better learning environment, as well as providing training and education to the staff at the centre. They are hoping to provide field trips to local museums and events too, so that the children can have the opportunity to experience different adventures outside the child care centre.

We are happy to assist Montrose Child Care Centre in achieving these goals, by donating one of our classes to their silent auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. To find out more details on how you can help, visit Montrose Child Care Centre’s website!

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Things We Love: Chocolate and Charity

This is an event NOT to be missed!
It’s a Chocolate Affair!

The Nzirambi Fund invites you to join us Thursday, June 21st from 7p.m. – 10p.m., for a night of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

Think of it like chocolate heaven.

Our chocolate sponsors will spoil you rotten. We’ll have everything from a chocolate fountain, ice cream, cupcakes and gourmet goodies for you to sample. And, of course, we will be serving chocolate martinis! All in the name of a good cause!

Tickets to this choco-extraordinare evening are $50, with all proceeds going to help the boys and girls of the Nzirambi Orphanage in Uganda go to school. (http://on.fb.me/nzirambi)

Get ready to indulge!

Need more info? contact karensnider@ hotmail.com

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Things We Love: SickKids Hospital – Get Better Gifts


If you’re looking for meaningful gift ideas for your mother on Mother’s Day, the “SickKids Get Better Gift” would be a perfect gift! Through their user-friendly website, navigation is easy and you’re able to browse by category, occasion, or dollar value. Not only will you be giving your thanks and showing appreciation with the Get Better Gift on Mother’s Day, you’ll also be supporting programs and the lives of sick kids and their mothers.

How can you help?

  • How about providing a donation toward the purchase of baking supplies for children and their mother? This would allow them to spend some quality time together in the kitchen, baking up some delicious treats!
  • Another great option would be to assist mothers in taking care of their children with the rocking chair. Using a rocking chair is an effective way to comfort babies and put them to sleep peacefully.

There are many great gift choices available on SickKids’ “Get Better Gifts” website, and your mother would be proud to be part of the support! @SickKidsNews

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Mums n’ Chums Twitter Party Fundraiser

On November 18th Mums n’ Chums- a network that brings local parents together is hosting a
Twitter party to benefit the Erin Oak Kids Foundation. The Erin Oak Kids Foundation was established
in 2009 to help promote the well-being of children with disabilities and disorders; they work to build
philanthropic partnerships and continually develop community support.

The event runs from 8-10pm and is sure to be great fun with plenty of prizes to be won from a
spectacular raffle. Come out and support this local event with Le Dolci and Mums n’Chums, you might
even win a free cupcake decorating class if you are lucky.

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MAKE SWEET ‘TASH LOVE TO A CUPCAKE THIS MOVEMBER

Prepare to see some fabulous ‘taches being sported on men around the world because in just one week, men will be growing some hairy bits over their lip to promote awareness and raise funds for prostate cancer. On November 1st, Movember officially begins and guys can say goodbye to a squeaky-clean shaven face and raise money for moustache-growing efforts. At Le Dolci, Toronto’s fun, foodie studio, we are showing our support by not waxing our lady moustaches this month (ha, ha) and hosting a Movember cupcake class at Le Dolci, with a portion of class profits going to Movember.

Join us for this fabulously fun class where you are sure to leave with a box of sinfully delicious treats and a bit of creative time under your belt. We hear eating cupcakes makes your ‘tash grow faster.

Touting all natural ingredients, Le Dolci is a great place for young, old and in between to come and try their hand at creating an edible work of art.

Le Dolci’s Movember class is Saturday November 19th, 2011 from 1-3pm.

Book here