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Our mission is to create friendships with a lasting connection and positive impact.

Our Vision:

An inclusive community where those facing extreme poverty can hit the reset button in order to re-energize, overcome their unique challenges, and reach their full potential.

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Donation Day & Care Packages

This program is the heartbeat of 519Pursuit. What started as a clothing recycling program in the basement of a house has grown to be a distinct system that supports different care packages streamed into the community. Each year we are supporting friends facing homelessness with thousands of care packages. When you donate new or gently used items to our organization it almost always immediately makes an impact in someones life. Some of our greatest ongoing needs are tents, blankets (sleeping bags), tarps, backpacks, non-perishable snack items and juice boxes as well as men and women clothing of all sizes.

Did you know that our care package program not only supports individuals directly being met day to day through community outreach. Our care package program has grown into an incredible support system where other shelters, services and support workers can reach out on behalf of a friend to request a care package and together we can curate a package with items that are suitable for the individual in need.

Click the link below to learn more about our care packages and how you can help us continue to support our friends facing homelessness and extreme poverty.

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Outreach Team

Our Community Outreach team is a group made up of 95% volunteers. From Monday – Friday Outreach is in the community delivering hundreds of meals, care packages, survival gear and more to friends sleeping rough or unable to access shelters and services. Focusing on a friendship based approach – connection, communication and consistency are at the front lines of our work.  By meeting others where they are, the 519Pursuit team builds trust and bonds with the intention of creating relationships and self-encouragement.

When 519Pursuit volunteers speak about the local services, our friends facing homelessness and extreme poverty find interest and show curiosity. It is through that friendship and encouragement that new roots are born. The goal is to work towards reconnecting and reintegration together while walking through the doors of services and shelters in London, On.

Through an extremely meaningful partnership Outreach Volunteers are providing hundreds of hot meals each week to friends. Our partnership with The London Food Bank, RBC Place London and You Made It Cafe (Y.O.U.); Outreach volunteers are able to meet their friends where they are starting the interaction with a hot meal. This could mean at an encampment along the riverside, on a side walk, in a store front, on a median, along a trail… where ever we can connect with friends we are looking to create that lasting connection and impact.

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Better Days

Better Days is an inclusive and welcoming community event held during the summer months. Giving friends something positive to look forward to, “Better Days” encourages friends to come together for an afternoon to engage with one another in a comfortable open environment. 519Pursuit volunteers connect with friends in a setting that is different than daily outreach. Giving opportunity for one on one connection, greater conversations and time spent together in a relaxed environment friends of 519Pursuit are engaging in an inclusive social event. You can often find pizza and refreshments, free hair cuts and crafts, community garbage /environmental clean ups and fun art such as sidewalk chalk all taking place at a Better Days event.