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Blue Door asking for holiday help in Giving Tuesday campaign

Housing and homelessness non-profit launches Give Dignity donation campaign
Blue Door has started a campaign to raise money for its homelessness services leading into Giving Tuesday.

Blue Door is asking for your support of its Giving Tuesday campaign to raise $30,000 by Nov. 29.

The local non-profit organization is holding a campaign this month to raise money for its efforts to combat homelessness.

The organization said it continues to see an influx of people experiencing homelessness with the pandemic and rising costs in the past year.

“While the rapidly changing economy has been tough on us all, our most vulnerable have felt it the most,” Blue Door CEO Michael Braithwaite said in a news release. 

The town has grappled with a rise in homelessness in recent months, with the mayor reporting a rise in encampments and Blue Door indicating more difficulty in finding affordable units. 

The theme of the campaign is “give dignity.” Blue Door said the donations would help provide things like food, toiletries and bedding to support those “who feel as though their dignity was taken from them in their hard times.”

“With funds raised this year, Blue Door will support vulnerable seniors, youth, families, and neighbours who continue to be pushed into poverty and homelessness,” the organization said.

The campaign will also feature matching donations of up to $15,000 from several donors, including Cambria Design Build, Diner Agency, Crier Media Group, Tessier Design Corp, Walterhouse Realty Group and Wyse Meter Solutions.

“Blue Door is so appreciative of our community as we work together this Giving Tuesday to raise funds to make sure everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home,” Braithwaite said.

You can donate via Blue Door’s online form