Tag: Homelessness

Kitchener Better Tent City – GNSOTD Tue, Feb. 22nd 2021

On a former industrial site in Kitchener there are around 2 dozen brightly coloured cabins. At less than 100 square feet each, they are so small they don’t require a building permit, and yet they are shelter for roughly 50

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Philly Student Gives Away Pizza To Fight Hunger And Homelessness – GNSOTD Fri, Jan. 29th 2021

Ben Berman was planning to make pizzas for a dinner party with friends when the coronavirus pandemic hit his area last March. It was clear at the time that gathering in large groups wasn’t safe. So rather than risk his,

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Toronto Carpenter Makes Mobile Shelters For Homeless

Khaleel Seivwright is a carpenter, who works out of his Cabbagetown workshop, and has been using his off time building some interesting structures. They look something like an oversized shoebox, or perhaps a transport crate for a motorcycle, but a

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Formerly Homeless College Student Walks 500 Miles For Cause – GNSTOD Mon, Oct. 26th 2020

Gordon Wayne is a young man who is currently attending Boston College, but just a year ago it was a very different story. He was homeless, living in his car, and applying to colleges while working 10 hour shifts at

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Dad’s Adorable Amature Animal Portraits Raise Thousands For Charity – GNSOTD Fri, Oct. 23rd 2020

Phil Heckels is 38 years old and comes from Worthing, South England. This Brit has found himself rising to internet stardom from what might seem like one of the silliest reasons; he tried to help his son with a thank-you

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Kitchener Teens Help Church Build Homes For Homeless – GNSOTD Thur, Aug 6th 2020

Many Ontario teens had their summer plans ruined by the COVID-19 Coronavirus, but a number of them in Kitchener found an educational, productive, and helpful way to spend their summer. The courtyard outside St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in downtown

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Jeff Bezos Made $13 Billion In One Day This Week.

Jeff Bezos added another $13 billion to his net worth on Monday, July 20th 2020. That is the largest single day jump ever since the billionaires index was created in 2012 and brings his worth to over $189 billion. Most

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Finland Ending Homelessness By Housing All In Need – GNSOTD Tue, July 14th 2020

Finland has become the only EU-country to see the number of homeless decline. They have done this by using a Housing First initiative; which they started in 2008. Housing First takes those who are affected by homelessness, gives them a

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Former Homeless Teen Graduating On Dean’s List – GNSOTD Wed, May 20th 2020

With the COVID-19 Pandemic still wreaking havoc on the world, millions are at risk or are facing homelessness, as this has an impact on not just health, but also the economy. But for those in that position, or others worried

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Makeshift Homeless Shelter – GNSOTD Tue, Apr 14th 2020

With Concerts and Sporting events being off-limits, one has to wonder what is being done with all those big empty arenas. Well when it comes to the FirstOntario Centre; they have found what might be the best use. It is

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