Gifts of Hope

Special Giving Opportunities | 2022–2023

Celebrating 1,000 Homes

Celebrate Indwell’s 1000 HOMES milestone with a tenant (or many tenants) by providing each with a gift bag containing treats and small household items they will receive as part of the festivities.

Elevate our gardening*

Provide raised wheelchair accessible garden beds for tenants with limited mobility to grow herbs, veggies and flowers, and then enjoy eating and sharing their homegrown produce.

* Perkins Centre in Hamilton (x4), Strathearne Suites in Hamilton (x2), Woodfield Gate in London (x2)

Sponsor a Crock-Pot Cooking Class*

Tenants will cook together once a week for six weeks and bring home a crock-pot meal. Crock-pots and meal ingredients (supplemented by tenant contributions) will be provided. Upon completion of the class, the cooks will receive their own crock pot.

* Strathearne Suites in Hamilton (x1), Woodfield Gate in London (x2), Railway City Lofts in St. Thomas (x1)

Furnish An Apartment*

A furnished apartment will give a tenant a fresh start in their new home—a place where they can begin to experience health, wellness and belonging. Your gift will provide basic furnishings and outfit a kitchen for one apartment.

* $2,500/Apartment. 32 apartments (40 total) at Thomas & Victoria Street in Streetsville/Mississauga, 27 apartments (45 total) at The Station in St. Thomas.

Foster Creativity*

Share the joy of creativity and all the therapeutic benefits this brings. With your gift, Indwell will provide canvasses, paints, brushes, coloured pencils, beads, yarn and other supplies for art classes and craft programs.

* To purchase supplies at Lakeshore Lofts in Mississauga, North End Landing in Hamilton, Prinzen Flats in Hamilton, Perkins Centre in Hamilton, Strathearne Suites in Hamilton, Parkdale Landing in Hamilton, Woodfield Gate in London, Embassy Commons in London, and Railway City Lofts in St. Thomas

Provide a Comfy Place to Sleep*

In May 2022, Indwell began a new venture providing supportive housing to 80 people living in two buildings owned by Waterloo Region Housing. The local community has blessed the people living here with gifts of food and clothing. Some also require a bed. Your gift will provide a single bed and mattress with two storage boxes below.

* 20 total at Robert Kerr Manor in Cambridge and Weber Street Apartments in Waterloo

Grillin' and Chillin'*

Good food, the company of friends, and relaxing outside together—barbecues are a valued part of part of Indwell’s summer programming. Provide BBQ grills for Caroline Apartments and Prinzen Flats so the tenants here can also enjoy these summer events.

* Two BBQs: One for Caroline Apartments in Hamilton and one for Prinzen Flats in Hamilton

Fill the Pantry*

Provide the essentials to outfit the new pantry at Dogwood Suites: flour, oats and rice; sugar, spice and everything nice (but no frogs, or snails or puppy dogs tails).

* $400 for Dogwood Suites in Simcoe

Bring on the Sound of Music*

Karaoke nights are popular with both tenants and staff. Enable the tenants in London to participate in the fun. On a more practical note, it would be beneficial to have a microphone and speaker for community gatherings and events (as well as for karaoke nights).

* At Woodfield Gate and Embassy Commons in London

Provide Online Connections*

Provide tenants with tablets for common areas, enabling them to meet virtually with their professional supports, stay connected with family and friends, and access information, entertainment, and news from the wider world.

* For the programs that Indwell will be opening in 2023 at St. Mark’s Place in Kitchener (x2), Thomas & Victoria Street in Mississauga (x2), and The Station in St. Thomas (x2)

Let the Games Begin!*

Help tenants enjoy the long days of summer together with a selection of outdoor games (Giant Connect, Ladder Toss, Giant Jenga, Cornhole, etc). A welcome addition for our summer BBQs.

* Three total: The Oaks in Hamilton, Hambleton Hall in Simcoe, and Embassy Commons in London

Help Tenants Get Out and About*

Lack of transportation can be a barrier to get to appointments and participate in community activities. Sometimes, a taxi ride is the only realistic way to get to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital. In other cases, we’d like to go on a community outing that’s not accessible on regular transit hours and routes.

* Funds a transportation allowance for the following programs: Dogwood Suites in Simcoe, Hambleton Hall in Simcoe, Robert Kerr Manor in Cambridge, Weber Street Apartments in Waterloo, Railway City Lofts in St. Thomas, Blossom Park Apartments & Townhomes in Woodstock, and Harvey Woods Lofts in Woodstock 

Support Aging in Place*

Contribute to keeping the Wentworth Program’s buildings safe for those experiencing balance, polypharmacy, muscle weakness or other mobility challenges as they age. In the past year, Indwell installed handrails and lever handles throughout the building. This project will add an automated accessible back door, ramp and landing for wheelchair and walker accessibility.

* $7,800 of $15,600 for accessible back entrance at Wentworth Program in Hamilton

Give Where Needed Most

We need your help now, more than ever. The housing crisis is getting worse every day, and the number of deaths among people who are unhoused—from overdoses, injuries, lack of basic medical care, exposure to the elements, and more—continues to rise. Your giving will equip our programs and staff with the resources to support tenants on their journey toward wellness. This includes wraparound housing support tailored to the needs of every tenant.

More Ways to Give

Include Indwell in your will or estate

A gift to Indwell in your will or estate plan is a special way for you to concretely demonstrate your values and continue the good work that you are already supporting.

Support Indwell with a gift of non-cash assets

Donating securities can be an effective way to support Indwell that will also provide you with significant tax advantages.

Build Indwell's future with an impact loan

An Impact Loan to Indwell provides you with a special opportunity to invest in building new affordable housing projects.

Agents for Hope™ offers Realtors, mortgage brokers, and insurance agents a way to improve the lives of people in their communities through affordable housing with supports.

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Lawyers are joining together to help solve their community’s most troubling issues—homelessness and lack of affordable housing—through the creation of affordable housing with supports.

Alternative ways to send in your donation:

Mail cheques to:
Indwell
1430 Main St E
Hamilton, ON L8K 1C3

Spending of funds is confined to approved programs and projects. Donations received in support of a specific program or project will be used as designated by the donor with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by Indwell, the remaining amount of the donation will be used where most needed. A contribution toward Indwell’s general operating support will be included in gifts received for specific programs and projects. Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for gifts of $10 or more. 

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Send a note of encouragement

Now more than ever, it is important that our tenants feel connected with others, even if they cannot be physically connected. Send a note of encouragement to be shared with our tenants who are feeling isolated at this time.

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