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Showdown in the Downtown 2021

Showdown in the Downtown – Save the Date!

The 13th Annual ‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is going virtual and will raise funds for a number of community organizations, including Unity Project.

Join in on September 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for a free livestream, featuring podcaster and comedian Brendan Schaub. Donations are encouraged during the stream. Click here and bookmark this page to watch it on event day.

Starting now, you can a purchase a $100 Dominos Gift Certificate for the price of $75, with all proceeds fully supporting the event’s beneficiary charities. Purchase your certificates here.

Our job isto divert people from shelter wherever there is opportunity; to stabilize participants in their moment of crisis by meeting their basic needs; to engage participants in their own process toward housing and stability, and; to utilize every available community resource to prevent or to end the experience of homelessness for all those in our care. 

Showdown in the Downtown 2021

Showdown in the Downtown – Save the Date! The 13th Annual ‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is going virtual and will raise funds for a number of community organizations, including Unity Project. Join

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What’s UP – Summer 2021

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London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001

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What’s UP – Summer 2021

What’s UP…  Summer is here!

COVID update…

Government funding to support our operations at the hotel is confirmed until the end of September, where we continue to support individuals at greatest risk during the pandemic.

Unity Project’s Frontline Support Team work incredibly hard and do an amazing job! We currently support 47 individuals in 40 rooms, along with 11 dogs and 9 cats. Since March 2020, 182 unique individuals have been supported in the hotel, including helping 51 individuals to obtain housing.

London Homeless Prevention Network continues to meet monthly in the ongoing process to develop our city’s homeless prevention system. Unity Project is significantly invested in this process and we continue to work to inform and enact better practice for the ongoing relief of homelessness and our role within a robust homeless prevention system. 

Another public health crisis…

During this time, people experiencing homelessness are isolated in ways that further put their lives at risk. Overdose deaths have increased exponentially including from opioids as well as stimulants, and the numbers are staggering. In London, 101 individuals have tragically lost their lives. The loss and the grief weighs on participants and frontline workers daily.
 
The pandemic has taught us that we know how to respond if it is something we prioritize.
 
We will continue to have gaps despite advances in good programming, as long as we continue to see substance use as a moral or ethical issue. We need to see it as a health issue and address it in a comprehensive way, which means making options available to people as there is no one thing that works for everyone who may be struggling with the substances they use. The development of an overdose prevention site, and system for the safer supply of prescription drugs certainly help during this time, but it is still not broad enough and not enough resources are dedicated to ensure safe supply so that the toxicity of street drugs is not killing people. We know how to do this: We regulate two of the most damaging drugs – alcohol and nicotine – allowing people to use these substances of choice in a safer way.
 
We need to prioritize this tragedy and respond to it like the health crisis that it is.

Calling all golfers and sponsors!

With your help Unity Project will be hitting the greens to tee off against homelessness!

Follow this link to sponsor our Team in the Hockey Helps the Homeless reimagined Golf In Your Bubble event supporting Unity Project, Mission Services and Merrymount: http://tournament.hhth.com/goto/UnityProject
 
And/or … sign up to play yourself and help raise awareness and funds #FOREthecause!
 
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Join (free) a Sponsored Team (if recruited by a captain) or as a Free Agent for $99.
  2. Once registered, you will be provided with personal profile page and the tools you need to start peer-to-peer fundraising to achieve a minimum of $500 before July 31st.
  3. Once you reach your minimum fundraising goal, a ‘Golf in Your Bubble’ kit will be delivered to you. This kit includes two golf passes redeemable at either FireRock GC or Forest City National GC (so bring a guest!). Your guest is not required to register or fundraise but they can still help you! Green Fees are valid throughout the 2021 season and you are responsible for booking your tee time.

Golf In Your Bubble Kit is valued at approx.. $750 and includes: 
• 2 Green Fees (including cart)
• 2 Branded Golf Polos
• 2 Branded Golf Hats
• 6 Golf Balls
• Drink & Lunch vouchers
• $100 The Keg Gift Card
• Cineplex movie rental
• Barry’s Bootcamp free virtual fitness class
• Water Bottle
• Golf Towel

RAISE $750

  • The option to play Angus Glen Golf Club or Lionhead Golf & Country Club in lieu of redeeming your round at Fire Rock Golf Club or Forest City National Golf Club.

RAISE $1,500

  • Receive a CCM Jetspeed/TRUE AX9 Stick, OR CHOICE OF Titleist SM8 Wedge, Taylor Made MG2 Wedge, or Callaway Jaws Wedge.

RAISE $3,000

  • Receive a pair of True XC9 Gloves OR CHOICE OF Titleist TSi Hybrid, Taylor Made Sim Max Hybrid, or Callaway Apex Hybrid clubs.

Donations must be received by HHTH no later than July 31, 2021 at midnight local time to count towards the fundraiser’s individual total. Fundraisers must hit their minimum in their respective tier ($750, $1,500, or $3,000) to qualify.

Only 1 gift per person. Items are subject to availability. HHTH reserves the right to substitute an item of equal or greater value.
More info: www.hockeyhelpsthehomeless.com or call Silvia Langer, 519.433-8700 ext 201

Our Knight in Shining Armour for 2021 is …

Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes’ annual Warframe® conference, TennoCon, will broadcast on multiple streaming platforms for free Saturday, July 17. TennoCon 2021 is Digital Extremes’ quintessential free event of the year, packing a full day of game reveals, in-game activities, developer panels, the fan-favorite community art show and cosplay contest, and more, for a day of celebration with 60+ million players. Digital Extremes will once again broadcast TennoCon digitally from home due to COVID-19 health restrictions.
 
In partnership this year with Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness, Digital Extremes’ three TennoCon digital packs give players the chance to jump into the fun for a great cause.
 
Digital Extremes is proud to be making a donation to the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and we are honoured to be a part of this great event.

Jump into the fun, by visiting https://www.warframe.com/tennocon.

Update – Shelley Niro – Thinking of You

Thinking Of You enacts a site of mourning and calls for justice as we continue to learn about Canada’s Indian Residential School System and the impact of genocide on Indigenous peoples and communities as settler colonialism continues to unfold in Canada. Presented outdoors, on screens facing the Deshkan Ziibi/Thames River at the Centre at the Forks, Museum London, these images reference the Medicine Wheel teachings, the interconnectivity between all things—a source of healing, of medicine that is both spiritual and physical. The exhibition has gathered new meaning after the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found in a mass grave at the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. 

This exhibition will be screened in August between sunset and sunrise.

In constellation with this exhibit, a window display at SATELLiTE Project Space 151 Dundas features Shelley Niro’s poem “HOME” and her T-Shirt “The Wild Ones And The Colonized”. Originally sold (in white) during UPwithART 2021, this new limited-edition T-Shirt in black can be yours for $50 with proceeds benefitting Unity Project and Museum London.

Showdown in the Downtown 2021

Showdown in the Downtown – Save the Date! The 13th Annual ‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is going virtual and will raise funds for a number of community organizations, including Unity Project. Join

Read More »

What’s UP – Summer 2021

What’s UP…  Summer is here! COVID update… Government funding to support our operations at the hotel is confirmed until the end of September, where we continue to support individuals at

Read More »

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London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001

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Tee OFF with HHTH to make an impact

Tee OFF with HHTH to make an impact

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Looking for a gift idea? Here’s your opportunity to take Dad out while also making a difference in your community.

It’s simple.

Purchase a box as a free agent for a $99 fee and fundraise $500 where all London net proceeds stay local for Unity Project, Mission Services of London and Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre.

Once you’ve hit your fundraising goal, a ‘Golf in Your Bubble’ kit will be delivered directly to your doorstep, valued at approximately $750. In order to secure your kit for Father’s Day, you must fundraise $500 by June 13th at midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST). However, you will still receive a kit at a later date if you reach this amount by June 30.

What is Golf in Your Bubble?
No hockey, no problem. HHTH is bringing a fun golf experience this summer, presented by its National Founding Sponsor, Canada Life.

By Fundraising through this event, you can enjoy a safe and exciting experience with a kit that will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Each kit includes a complimentary round of golf for two at a high-caliber, local course alongside other exciting items for the complete well-being experience. 

This provides you with a great opportunity to improve your health and wellness while teeing-off against homelessness.

Visit the London campaign page here.

Showdown in the Downtown 2021

Showdown in the Downtown – Save the Date! The 13th Annual ‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is going virtual and will raise funds for a number of community organizations, including Unity Project. Join

Read More »

What’s UP – Summer 2021

What’s UP…  Summer is here! COVID update… Government funding to support our operations at the hotel is confirmed until the end of September, where we continue to support individuals at

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717 Dundas Street
London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001

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Unity Project – TennoCon 2021 Charity Partner

TennoCon 2021 Charity Partner

Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes announced that its annual WARFRAME® conference, TennoCon 2021, will broadcast on multiple streaming platforms for free Saturday, July 17… and Unity Project is named as this year’s charity partner!

We are excited to partner with Digital Extremes and for the opportunity to engage the gaming industry in solutions to the growing crisis of homelessness in cities and towns everywhere.

Click here for more information about the event (or to register). We hope all of our gamer followers both local and abroad to enjoy themselves and advocate for relief of homelessness in their communities.

Showdown in the Downtown 2021

Showdown in the Downtown – Save the Date! The 13th Annual ‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is going virtual and will raise funds for a number of community organizations, including Unity Project. Join

Read More »

What’s UP – Summer 2021

What’s UP…  Summer is here! COVID update… Government funding to support our operations at the hotel is confirmed until the end of September, where we continue to support individuals at

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717 Dundas Street
London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001

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UPwithART 2021 – the numbers are in!

UPwithART 2021 – the numbers are in!

You really helped us get UPwithART this year! The event was in its second online year, so we honestly didn’t know what to expect, but clearly Unity Project and Museum London have nothing to worry about when we’re backed by our amazing supporters and sponsors.
Check out the numbers below to see how much YOU ROCK!! Thank you so much!
 
Van Simpson – Scotia Wealth Management presented 2021 UPwithART, their second year in a row as our Presenting Sponsor!

A big thank you to our sponsors

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Reimagined UPwithART 2.0 Announcement: 24-30 May

Reimagined UPwithART 2.0 Announcement: 24-30 May

Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London are pleased to announce that our annual UPwithART fundraiser will be taking place virtually this year from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, May 30 2020 as a free event.

We have been hard at work transforming London’s favourite art-y party and silent auction into a format which everyone can safely enjoy. Please join us for an online art auction featuring 65 awesome works of art, an Art & Activism panel discussion, speeches from our Directors, Money Now!, and a very timely print multiple.

Registration will open on Friday, May 8. Register before midnight on Tuesday, May 26 for your chance to win our Registration Prize, the painting Misty Harbour by William “St. Thomas” Smith (gift from Museum London, valued at $750).

This truly is a moment when the community and the organizations that serve them are looking for a strong showing of support. Please help us get through these difficult times so we can prepare for better times on the other side of this pandemic. We look forward to “seeing” you at the first ever virtual UPwithART 2.0. More details to follow!

Please visit www.upwithart.ca for more information and follow Unity Project’s social media channels to receive UPdates as they happen!

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London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001

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UPwithART 2020 – Postponed

UPwithART 2020 – Postponed

Dear friends of Unity Project and Museum London: COVID-19 threatens not only our health but also how we will serve our communities. As a result, UPwithART 2020 will be postponed.

This seriously affects the much-needed fundraising that is essential to both organizations at a time when we have already been financially affected.

We are currently assessing the situation and have some ideas about how we might conduct the event at a later date, in order to ensure the health and well-being of our communities and achieve the goals of the event as best we can.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter and hope we can count on your support going forward.

Sincerely,
Chuck Lazenby, Executive Director of Unity Project
Brian Meehan, Executive Director of Museum London

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717 Dundas Street
London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001

717 Dundas Street
London ON N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700

Canadian Registered Charity #859628851RR0001