The Deacon Ray Scholarship Recipient!
In 2021, a memorial scholarship fund was created for WRYM in honour of the late Deacon Ray, who was a long time advocate and supporter of vulnerable people here in Windsor. Due to the remarkable support that this fund received, we are pleased to announce that $1,000.00 has been provided to a former WRYM resident, to assist them with their post-secondary education expenses, due to their exemplary academic commitment and volunteer work in their community.
“John”, (name changed to protect privacy), came to WRYM after irreparable issues with his parents left him without a place to live. Although he faced a lot of uncertainty with the COVID 19 pandemic and his housing situation, he never lost sight of his priorities. We would often have to counsel John to put the books down, the calculator away, and go have fun! John would always explain how math was in fact fun and why he believed it explained the universe, (which none of us could understand!).
Due to John’s hard work and his ability to follow our Transitional Housing Program’s fundamentals, he was able to transition from WRYM back into post-secondary school, where he continues to excel today. We are so grateful to be able to provide John with this $1,000.00 grant, and hope this tribute to Deacon Ray brings joy to his friends and loved ones.
Rough Night Out 2022!
Get ready!!! The Windsor Residence for Young Men's 6th annual Rough Night Out will begin on Friday, February 18th at 6pm and continue until 7am Saturday morning! Do you have what it takes to make it all night?
Participants will be "sleeping rough," as homeless youth may be forced to do, in order to raise awareness and funds to support WRYM as we help end homelessness for youth. Due to COVID 19 risks and restrictions, this event will occur virtually, and participants will sleep rough in locations of their choosing based on adherence with public health restrictions.
Those interested in participating in this campaign can click here and "create a fundraiser," or visit our website at www.wrym.ca. You can also sponsor one of our “rough night champions,” by selecting a team listed on the link provided.
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Interestingly, this fundraising event corresponds with the recently announced Ontario Nonprofit Sector Week of Appreciation which will now take place the third week of February each year. The first Appreciation Week takes place from February 14-20, 2022. The week is intended to recognize the exceptional people in the nonprofit sector whose work transforms the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
A Special Thank You
Again we would like to express our appreciation to the employees of the Home Depot and their customers at Division Rd near Walker, here in Windsor. We have just learned that their Orange Door campaign efforts and generosity raised an additional $13,486 during our Season of Giving.
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