Tag: poverty

A Compelling Advocate

iSpeech.orgWesley was our guest speaker at Friday's Fall Luncheon Fundraiser. His speech was poignant, honest and compelling. It was not easy for him to get up in front of a large group and speak from the heart, but he did an admirable job. Wesley suffers from claustrophobia and panic...

Seasonal change

portuguese text to speechOne can always tell when seasons are beginning to change in a small non-profit. Fall has a different rhythm to it. Summer staff along with volunteers who are teachers or students, head back to school. Cottagers reluctantly move back from their summer respite, and snowbirds begin...

Beating for sport?????

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechThere have been many studies showing the homeless are are the unseen in our society; the target of abuse where they are beaten up, sometimes for sport. In 2013 an Ipsos Reid survey about 1.3 million Canadians identified that they had experienced homelessness or extremely insecure housing at some...

Just a few minutes more…..

iSpeechToday after we closed for the day a guest named Mike was still here. He was pacing back and forth a bit and I was asked to go and talk to him to get him to leave. I remembered Mike as one who had received a haircut today. I...

Leaky Roof…

iSpeechToday one of our guests was looking for a roofer because water was dripping into her bedroom.  She said there was a government grant to help individuals who have a low income replace their roofs.  Of course there are criteria and hoops to jump through for everything, but there...