Riverdale Share Concert aiming to raise more than $30,000 for local charities

News Nov 07, 2015 East York Mirror

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual Riverdale Share Concert, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall.

Tickets are $20, plus a non-perishable food item to be dropped off at the concert, and can be picked up at the Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave.), Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Ave.) and It’s My Party (423 Danforth Ave.).

Tickets will be available online starting Friday, Nov. 6.

“This event would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and artists who donate their time and talent and money; the generous support of its sponsors who cover the costs of producing the show; and the local merchants who help sell tickets and donate goods and services” said Susan Baker, executive director of Riverdale Share Community Association (RSCA), in a media release.

The volunteer-run organization plans to once again raise more than $30,000 and truckloads of food for families in crisis in the community in one afternoon.

Recipients of funds raised at last year’s Riverdale Share Concert include:

• Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre: a multi-service, community-based organization located in the Blake/Boultbee area of Toronto, the centre has provided programs and services that help meet the need of the area’s children, youth, seniors and newcomer families in this community for more than 40 years;

• Kennedy House Youth Shelter: a 23-bed, 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-per-year shelter near Pape and O’Connor that provides support to at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 who are homeless;

• Ralph Thornton Community Centre (RTC): a hub of activity in South Riverdale for more than 30 years, Riverdale Share supports two programs in particular: The Children Youth Mentor Program, which helps newcomer children from the Chinese community adjust and adapt to their new Canadian culture; and in partnership with Jimmy Simpson Recreation Centre and WoodGreen Community Centre, a joint summer day camp for children three to 12 years;

• Riverdale Food Working Group (RFWG): a community group that strives to address food access issues in the Riverdale neighbourhood, the group consists of community members and organizational partners, including the South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC), the Ralph Thornton Community Centre, Mustard Seed and Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre;

• and the South Riverdale Child Parent Centre: a family support program that offers a parent-child drop-in, parenting workshops and a book and toy lending library, the centre is open five days a week (and Saturdays in the winter) to families with children from birth to six years.

The RSCA will accept grant applications for programs and projects that address families and individuals in need and are community-oriented until March 31, and grants will be awarded by June.

For information on tickets or Riverdale Share or the charities its serves, visit http://riverdaleshare.com

Riverdale Share Concert aiming to raise more than $30,000 for local charities

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual show

News Nov 07, 2015 East York Mirror

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual Riverdale Share Concert, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall.

Tickets are $20, plus a non-perishable food item to be dropped off at the concert, and can be picked up at the Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave.), Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Ave.) and It’s My Party (423 Danforth Ave.).

Tickets will be available online starting Friday, Nov. 6.

“This event would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and artists who donate their time and talent and money; the generous support of its sponsors who cover the costs of producing the show; and the local merchants who help sell tickets and donate goods and services” said Susan Baker, executive director of Riverdale Share Community Association (RSCA), in a media release.

The volunteer-run organization plans to once again raise more than $30,000 and truckloads of food for families in crisis in the community in one afternoon.

Recipients of funds raised at last year’s Riverdale Share Concert include:

• Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre: a multi-service, community-based organization located in the Blake/Boultbee area of Toronto, the centre has provided programs and services that help meet the need of the area’s children, youth, seniors and newcomer families in this community for more than 40 years;

• Kennedy House Youth Shelter: a 23-bed, 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-per-year shelter near Pape and O’Connor that provides support to at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 who are homeless;

• Ralph Thornton Community Centre (RTC): a hub of activity in South Riverdale for more than 30 years, Riverdale Share supports two programs in particular: The Children Youth Mentor Program, which helps newcomer children from the Chinese community adjust and adapt to their new Canadian culture; and in partnership with Jimmy Simpson Recreation Centre and WoodGreen Community Centre, a joint summer day camp for children three to 12 years;

• Riverdale Food Working Group (RFWG): a community group that strives to address food access issues in the Riverdale neighbourhood, the group consists of community members and organizational partners, including the South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC), the Ralph Thornton Community Centre, Mustard Seed and Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre;

• and the South Riverdale Child Parent Centre: a family support program that offers a parent-child drop-in, parenting workshops and a book and toy lending library, the centre is open five days a week (and Saturdays in the winter) to families with children from birth to six years.

The RSCA will accept grant applications for programs and projects that address families and individuals in need and are community-oriented until March 31, and grants will be awarded by June.

For information on tickets or Riverdale Share or the charities its serves, visit http://riverdaleshare.com

Riverdale Share Concert aiming to raise more than $30,000 for local charities

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual show

News Nov 07, 2015 East York Mirror

Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd annual Riverdale Share Concert, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Danforth Music Hall.

Tickets are $20, plus a non-perishable food item to be dropped off at the concert, and can be picked up at the Big Carrot (348 Danforth Ave.), Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Ave.) and It’s My Party (423 Danforth Ave.).

Tickets will be available online starting Friday, Nov. 6.

“This event would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and artists who donate their time and talent and money; the generous support of its sponsors who cover the costs of producing the show; and the local merchants who help sell tickets and donate goods and services” said Susan Baker, executive director of Riverdale Share Community Association (RSCA), in a media release.

The volunteer-run organization plans to once again raise more than $30,000 and truckloads of food for families in crisis in the community in one afternoon.

Recipients of funds raised at last year’s Riverdale Share Concert include:

• Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre: a multi-service, community-based organization located in the Blake/Boultbee area of Toronto, the centre has provided programs and services that help meet the need of the area’s children, youth, seniors and newcomer families in this community for more than 40 years;

• Kennedy House Youth Shelter: a 23-bed, 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-per-year shelter near Pape and O’Connor that provides support to at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 who are homeless;

• Ralph Thornton Community Centre (RTC): a hub of activity in South Riverdale for more than 30 years, Riverdale Share supports two programs in particular: The Children Youth Mentor Program, which helps newcomer children from the Chinese community adjust and adapt to their new Canadian culture; and in partnership with Jimmy Simpson Recreation Centre and WoodGreen Community Centre, a joint summer day camp for children three to 12 years;

• Riverdale Food Working Group (RFWG): a community group that strives to address food access issues in the Riverdale neighbourhood, the group consists of community members and organizational partners, including the South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC), the Ralph Thornton Community Centre, Mustard Seed and Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre;

• and the South Riverdale Child Parent Centre: a family support program that offers a parent-child drop-in, parenting workshops and a book and toy lending library, the centre is open five days a week (and Saturdays in the winter) to families with children from birth to six years.

The RSCA will accept grant applications for programs and projects that address families and individuals in need and are community-oriented until March 31, and grants will be awarded by June.

For information on tickets or Riverdale Share or the charities its serves, visit http://riverdaleshare.com