"When all doors were closed to me, AIS opened a window..."

“AIS is really my home. It is more than a roof over my head. It has given me an opportunity to explore my creative side including publishing my first novel.

It is also possible now that I have a home, to have a four-legged son…a wonderful companion…named Wizard.”

Ken G., AIS Tenant

 

The vision of Accommodation, Information and Support (AIS) is to aspire to build caring communities that foster wellness, autonomy and safety. We plan to open more windows of opportunity for people affected by mental health challenges and homelessness.

Please donate to convert under-utilized space in our building in the Annex. This will include two newly designed apartment units plus a community kitchen and vital office space for counselling. One of the units will have accessibility features and will meet the needs of a tenant with mobility challenges. The other unit will have life saving features for a person who is deaf or hard-of-hearing. The community kitchen will provide opportunities for tenants to learn about nutritious meal preparation. Donors like you have contributed over $120,000 to date. This will cost an additional $350,000 to complete.

 

Donors also have the choice to gift funds to AIS' Operating Fund. This fund supports the Tenant Wellness initiatives designed to enhance the quality of tenants' lives. Examples of donations include:

  • $50 to support a tenant like Sandra to reduce the pain of hoarding
  • $100 to provide spiritual counselling to help a tenant like Jo overcome trauma
  • $150 to provide a community dinner for ten tenants
  • $200 to plant the Healing Garden this spring, enjoyed by tenants like Jo
  • $30 to take a tenant like Jo to sports activities such as a baseball game or an out of town trip
  • $10 for “make and take” meal preparation for a tenant like Jo
  • $20 for reading clubs, knitting circles, and other activities to bring people together

Special limited time offer: If you donate $100 or more, you will receive a signed copy of an emotionally powerful book by AIS tenant Ken Gray. This is the 187 page fictionalized story of how one man went from a good career, happy home, and a university education to life on the streets because of mental health problems. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll learn a lot from “My Life with a few Fabrications”. Free, with your donation.

√ Yes, I will donate to keep a tenant like Jo housed longer in her own home improve health, and reduce demands on the health care system.

There are four easy ways you can donate to help an AIS tenant like Jo:

  1. Make a direct online donation now:
  2. Phone in your contribution with MasterCard or Visa Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 Call 416-504-3610 ext 34 for Mr. Keshab Basnet
  3. Fax your MasterCard or Visa to 416-504-0239
  4. Mail your donation with your cheque or credit card donation to:

Accommodation, Information and Support Inc. 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite #316 Toronto, ON M5S 2T9, Canada

AIS will provide you with an Official Charitable Donation Income Tax receipt. This means you can get up to about 40 per cent of your donation back as a tax credit.

The Charitable Number for Accommodation, Information and Support Inc. is:

129929295 RR0001.

 

Thank you for your support to change a life.

 

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