Greater Love Canada is a youth-founded, non-profit organization dedicated to showing those experiencing homelessness that they are loved, and cared for. They do this by empowering young adults across Canada to spend time with and build friendships with those on the streets. Launched in Halifax in 2017, Greater Love Canada has grown to over eight cities, with 200+ volunteers, and more than 2000 hours on the streets.
There are a number of great organizations out there that serve those experiencing homelessness with food, clothes, and supplies – all of which are incredibly important. However, Greater Love Canada realized that there were no organizations simply there to sit down with and listen to our friends on the streets. Every Saturday, young adults across Canada gather together, pack food and essentials, break up into smaller groups of three, and pick up where they last left off with their friends experiencing homelessness.
Since its conception, organizers are often told “the food and clothes you bring us are wonderful, but over everything, thank you for treating us like human beings”.
Funds raised through the Greater Love Fund will go directly to supporting the people the organizations serves on the streets. This includes care packages (with food, essentials, etc.), hosting dinners for those on the streets, and by expanding the reach of their organization throughout the country.
We Need Your Support
If you would like to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made by clicking on the button below to go to the CanadaHelps donation page.
For donations over $500, please contact the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia office at 902-490-9916.
The greatest poverty in the world is not financial poverty, it is the poverty of loneliness.
Together, let us throw away the “throw-away” culture, and embrace a culture of encounter.