Who doesn't like Grease, that sexist but still catchy movie about a girl compromising her integrity to get the guy (who doesn't have to stop being a parody of masculinity)?! Here: bet you can't avoid singing along! I hope you'll keep singing through to September 28 when you will join me in raising money for the Evergreen Centre!
I have been fortunate for the last two years to volunteer at Evergreen Centre for street youth in downtown Toronto. My work with these young people exposes me to experiences that are so far from my own, and yet demonstrates how universal are the themes of humanity. I have been grateful for all I have learned from the youth that attend Evergreen, and grateful that I can be present for them.
The organization is planning a move to a newly renovated building on Spadina Avenue. Unfortunately, during the work on the 90-year-old building, significant structural issues were discovered, which have placed the project at risk. The center needs to raise $720,000 in order to avoid disruption of services. Evergreen provides warm meals, and access to medical care, employment and housing support services and more. My experience with the organization has demonstrated to me how critical these services are to the youth who receive them.
So please come join me on September 28 to sing along to Grease! And raise some money for Evergreen! Enormous thanks to the Davisville branch of Meridian Credit Union and Patrick Rocca for their generous support of this event!