In partnership with the Diamond Family Foundation, Together We Can volunteers gave their time and best effort this past weekend to participate in a clothing drive for the future outreach center,The Living Room (www.thelivingroomsociety.ca). The event was a great success!
The Diamond Family Foundation plays a large role in the Greater Vancouver Area partnering with organizations that held provide food, supplies, and care to the homeless, at-risk youth, and those with addiction issues. Rick Diamond of Diamond Delivery transportation company heads their philanthropic endeavors and partnered with Together We Can to initiate a simple hot-dog cart and “Diamond Dogs” in a long-term fundraising initiative.
The Living Room is a planned project under the Diamond Family Foundation to support at-risk youth in finding shelter, government care, medical care, and counselling in Surrey. Mental illness, poverty, and addiction can all be intertwined and it is the goal of this project to address all three at once in the City of Surrey which as the highest rate of homeless people and child poverty in the lower mainland. All proceeds from the clothing drive this past weekend supported this future project.
Food and beverages were available and although the weather argued with the event, the show did go on. TWC takes great pride and joy in working in partnership for a common goal such as the one this past weekend and our volunteers had an absolute blast! Thank you to those who took part and we look forward to our next sponsored drive!