As the threat of catching or spreading this novel virus increases, a local community shares some groceries demonstrating that even in a time of isolation we are not alone.
Sometimes, when people hear that CTF helps inmates, they seem surprised. Why give attention, resources & time to “criminals”? I’d like to answer that question in this post. Firstly, the inmates who we help are the ones who want help. They are open-minded, positive people who have a lot to offer the world and theyContinue reading “Helping Society’s Most Vulnerable”
CTF has partnered with Value Village to run a fundraising clothing drive called FUNdrive. We had originally scheduled a delivery dated for April 24, 2020 but due to the Covid-19 concerns we have postponed until Summer 2020. How does it work? We collect the clothing and small household items and donate it to Value Village.Continue reading “Update: FUNdrive Spring 2020 … rescheduled to Summer 2020!”
Burnaby, B.C. – On Wed. March 18, 2020, a CTF volunteer found a call for help on a local FB page for updates on the Covid-19 crisis in Vancouver area. A man in his 30s wrote that he’s had a cough so he hasn’t been able to work, that he has run out of food,Continue reading “Food Package Delivered During Covid-19 Self-Isolation Crisis”
On March 06, 2020, a family reached out to CTF describing a financial challenge. The father, J.C. we’ll call him, said his newborn needed diapers & wipes. When a CTF volunteer asked for more information, we found the family was also in need of some food and other personal hygiene supplies. That’s when our CommunityContinue reading “CTF Volunteers Respond to Family in Need”
Since our inception in November 2017, we have grown from having two clients to now having more than 60 clients. Additionally, we now connect with family, friends and loved ones who are supporting the someone close to them who has been incarcerated. We started out in Maplehurst Correctional Center but now connect with inmates inContinue reading “PROGRESS: CTF Takes Great Strides”
CTF has partnered with Value Village to run a clothing drive this Spring. How does it work? We collect the clothing and small household items and donate it to Value Village. In exchange, they will pay CTF per pound. The money raised from this FUNdrive will go directly towards operating costs of the Community TransformationContinue reading “FUNdrive Spring 2020”
In Summer 2019, because of the effort of our volunteers and the generous donations from our sponsors, we were able to collect more than 300 books to donate to a women’s jail in London, Ontario. We were passionate about this initiative because many inmates say reading helps pass the time. In fact, many say theyContinue reading “300+ Books Collected for Jail Library”
Since our inception in November 2017, we have grown from having two clients to working with more than 60 inmates. Additionally, we now connect with family, friends and loved ones who are supporting the someone close to them who has been incarcerated.