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Foundation Announces Over $1 million of Innovative Grants that will Create Community-Wide Change

On Wednesday, November 8th, London Community Foundation unveiled over $1 million in grants while honouring local leaders for their dedication to the community at its Community Vitality Celebration. The highlight of the program was the announcement of the Foundation’s Community Vitality grants. Funded by the Foundation’s Smart & Caring Community Fund, the Community Vitality grant program strives...
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A different kind of grant celebration

By Chris Montanini, The Londoner A small celebration took place at Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London September 23 but the modest amount of grant money that brought the emergency shelter’s community together Friday has long been spent. Instead, Unity Project employees, supporters, volunteers and clients briefly celebrated what has been a transformational...
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6th Annual UPwithART Is An Enormous Success!

Many thanks to the artists, collectors, sponsors, volunteers, contributors and patrons who made the 6th Annual UPwithART an enormous success. It was the Arty-Party’s most financially fruitful year yet… and lots of fun! Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London net well over $60,000. Over 300 people from all walks of life made the...
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Stories abound at sixth annual UPwithART fundraiser

By Chris Montanini, The Londoner About six years ago, Marshall Custus, a resident at Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London, took a few moments to try and capture in a charcoal drawing the lifting fog of his mental depression. “I was just starting to get my feet back underneath me again; getting a...
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Unity Project Creates LGBT Emergency Shelter Needs Assessment Report

Last fall, the LGBT Needs Assessment for Emergency Shelters in London was completed with the support of funding with the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy through the City of London. The purpose of this consultation project was to examine and develop a “best practices” service model for London’s emergency shelters to better serve lesbian,...
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A Giving Tuesday Open House is Just the Start

Giving Tuesday open house at Unity Project is just one of the fundraising campaigns the homeless shelter has launched after losing funds formerly known as now defunct Orchestra London. Several events are planned under the banner Home for the Holidays.   By Randy Richmond The London Free Press London shelter hopes to raise $30,000 to help...
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