Money is too often the barrier between treatment and those who need it most. Last year you helped me surpass my goal, and I hope we can do that again, as 2020 is a particularly challenging year.
This year I would like to go beyond by adding $10 of my own money to each donation. But instead of giving that extra money to the Royal, which is already benefiting greatly from this large fundraising effort, I will give the total to to HighJinx, a local, small-scale safe space for people who need help of any kind. So if 10 people donate to this cause, I will give $100 to HighJinx. They are located near my house and help many of the people experiencing homelessness, addiction, and other difficulties who are part of my community:
"highjinx is a safe house like your Auntie’s. Lonely folks, those in a wee bit of trouble, those needing bus fare home, someone struggling to stay sober, a Neighbour grieving, a parent at the end of their rope, the ill and the mentally ill are all welcome and helped in whatever way they need, on their terms and where they are at. Without prejudice. Our Neighbours tell us they feel like they belong, like they fit in and that they are comfortable here"